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terrorize and rape German women on the Rhine after 1919. (They were North African Muslim soldiers who rarely drank and not in reality accused of anything more than average military excesses out of hours and probably a deal less barbaric than contemporary British ‘Black and Tan’ soldiers in their dealings with the Irish population.) Ménage à trois? Britain, France and the United States, 1900-1914 61 insults lay a very real competition for power in the international system before 1914. All three states have a long history of imperial conflict with each other, all had been

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and forms of governance are needed in a “glocal” space where internal living realities, that is families, groups, labour, associations, firms, should be allowed, through their municipal and regional authorities, to have voice and play active roles along a continuum of processes that cross states boundaries and involve multilateral institutions. Needless to remind that local governments are the venue of vital administrative and social services, incorporating economics, educational and landscape infrastructures as well as artistic and cultural heritage. In accordance

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points here. First, over time, ranges of human rights have been declared outside of the UN: the European Convention on Human Rights (1950), the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (1979), the American Declaration of Human Rights (1969), and the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam (1990), among oth­ ers (representing, e.g., the European Union, the African Union, the Organization of American States, and the Islamic Council of Foreign Ministers, respectively). All of these declarations are, nonetheless, predicated upon the UN’s engagement with human

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intersection of race and disease (and most notably AIDS): C. Kudlick, “Disability history: Why we need another other”, The American Historical Review 108 (2003), pp. 763-793. 5 See e.g. M. Corker, Disability/postmodernity. Embodying disability theory (New York: Continuum, 2002). HIV/AIDS and disability history 247 of diseases and viruses; that is, on the biological level.6 But even if HIV/AIDS and disability cannot be put on a par epistemologically, there are a number of reasons why the history of HIV/AIDS still could be of interest for disability his- torians

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of memory in temporally limited periods of transition, in which a government and a society undergo a constitu- tional change within a special legal framework’,18 such as post- Apartheid South Africa and Rwanda after the 1994 genocide, these observations also apply, mutatis mutandis, to the way many writers of Famine fiction draw upon the cultural memory of the Famine to reimagine the landlord system and interrogate received notions about responsibility and victim- hood. Decolonization and the move towards a post- colonial society were gradual processes, but

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and complexities of more personal, emotional responses that Boym defines as reflective nostalgia (algia – longing and loss, the imperfect process of remembrance) 20 16 Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia, Basic Books, New York 2001, p 49 17 A recent example of this discursive logic in the interview “Too Different Nost- algias” with writers from postsocialist and post-Soviet countries. Accessed 14/11/2010 at: <http://www svobodanews ru/content/article/1758952 html> 18 Boym, p. xviii. 19 Ibid 20 Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia, Basic Books, New York

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1680 and a reality by the middle of the following century) and its own cultural, academic and institutional dynamic which strained to coexist with the directives emanating from the central power. All of this together leads us to place the starting point in the 17th century and to identify a major crossroads in the international shift in course marked by Spain’s decolonisation in South America and the impact of the Napoleonic Wars on the Peninsula. As a modern economic area and export zone, these two major points of upheaval totally affected Catalonia, but

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Control of Spirituality about forms of freedom of conscience rather than protecting society from dangerous individuals who had strayed or lost discipline – the traditional form of medieval ‘passive blasphemy’ case. Nonetheless there remained occasions, such as the trials in England of Richard Carlile and his shop- men and women during the 1820s and 1830s, where the authorities would still see individual religious dissidents as dangerous to wider society. In reality these cases in England were something of a hybrid crossover point. Older languages and assumptions

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its norms and values on the minority group, who are derided ← 151 | 152 → because of their skin color and because of an inherited European view of Africans as barbaric, heathen and inferior.” 1 “You belong where White people put you.” 2 This bitter statement by James Baldwin, an African-American writer and literary critic, expresses an essential formulation of the current place of Blacks in mainstream American cinema, which has resulted in the continuation of racial prejudice and deeper divisions in American society. Hollywood mainstream cinema plays a key role

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, Ghana: Sedco Publishing Ltd. and Woeli Publishing Services. Bangura, A. K. (1995). The Effects of American Foreign Aid to Egypt, 1957-1987 . Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press. Bangura, A. K. (2002). Sojourner-Douglass College = s Philosophy in Action: An African-Centered Creed . San Jose, CA: Writers Club Press. Bangura, A. K., ed. (2015d). Assessing Barack Obama’s Africa Policy: Suggestions for Him and African Leaders . Lanham, MD: University Press of America. Bill, J. A. and Springborg, R. (1990). Politics in the Middle East 3rd ed. New York, NY