Defiant Worldings from Manchester, England:Expulsed Global Solidarities and the International Homeland of Dignity

Grabner, Cornelia Marianne Else (2018) Defiant Worldings from Manchester, England:Expulsed Global Solidarities and the International Homeland of Dignity. Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, 5 (2). pp. 255-262.

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Abstract

This article explores contemporary material and affective traces of two instances of global solidarity in Manchester, England. The first is a letter sent to Abraham Lincoln by an assembly of Manchester citizens in December 1862, assuring Lincoln of their unwavering support for the struggle for the freedom of all despite the cotton famine’s effect on those assembled. The second instance refers to the multi-faceted practices of solidarity with the Spanish Republic and the International Brigades. Drawing on Stephen D’Arcy’s ‘language of the unheard’ and Ananya Roy’s ‘civic governmentality’, and on commemorative traces in Manchester’s topography, the article reflects on how ‘defiant worldings’ are commemorated, subordinated and/or marginalized but also how the spirit of egalitarian, anti-racist and anti-fascist defiance is remembered and kept alive.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Urban Cultural Studies
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ID Code: 127512
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 14 Sep 2018 07:58
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2020 03:52
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/127512

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