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Cynthia Banham

, circulate, and make more permanent the evidence of post-9.11 torture. In doing so they contributed to the creation of what Michael Rothberg calls a ‘counterpublic’, reforming what counts as ‘public’ and what is publicly thinkable about the torture policies and actions of the us government. 10 I

Christine M. Jacobsen and Viggo Vestel

and comment upon identities, interests and power relations of special relevance to them. Can emerging popular music that relates more or less explicitly to the Islamic tradition be seen as a ‘counterpublic’, and how do practices related to it affect or transform the dominant ‘public sphere’? Norway

Hoda Elsadda MEJCC Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication 3 (2010) 312–332 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/187398610X538678 Arab Women Bloggers: Th e Emergence of Literary Counterpublics Hoda Elsadda Manchester University, UK Email: hoda

Yasmine Khayyat

, following Michael Warner, 6 I will call ‘Southern Counterpublics.’ In his book, Publics and Counterpublics , Michael Warner argues: A counterpublic maintains at some level conscious or not, an awareness of its subordinate status. The cultural horizon against which it marks itself at some level is not

Carl Cassegård

This volume provides a detailed study and assessment of social movements among young Japanese from the late 1980s until the present day. Discussing anti-war mobilizations, freeter unions, artists in the homeless movement, campus protest, anti-nuclear protest and activists engaged in support for social withdrawers, the author documents how new forms of activism developed hand-in-hand with experiments in using alternative spaces outside mainstream public areas and a struggle with the traumatic legacy of the failure of earlier protest movements. Despite the relative absence of open protest during much of the 1990s, the author demonstrates that this was an important preparatory period, full of experimentation, in which the foundations for today’s protest movements were laid. This book will be welcomed by students of sociological theory relating to Japan as well as those studying the trends and dynamics of contemporary ‘post-Bubble’ Japanese society.

Reform(ing) Education

The Jena-Plan as a Concept for a Child-Centred School


Ralf Koerrenz

"School as counter-public" is the hermeneutic key with which Ralf Koerrenz interprets the school model of the Jena Plan. Similar to the Dalton-Plan or the Winnetka-Plan, the Jena Plan is one of the most important concepts of alternative schools developed in the first half of the 20th century as part of the international movement for alternative education, the “World Education Fellowship”. Peter Petersen's "Jena Plan" concept must be understood from his educational philosophical foundations. The didactic levels of action at school (teaching, learning) as well as the reflection of theory in pedagogical practice are made understandable by "school as a counter-public". Not least with a view to the today's Jena Plan schools, the question is asked for a context-independent core of what makes a school a Jena Plan school. The opportunities and ambivalences of the model thus become equally visible.

Erzsébet Anita Német and Szilvia Rézműves

possibility of participation and emancipation for Roma women and their communities. We assert that the initiatives examined in the research represent “subaltern counterpublics,” 3 alternative public spheres that operate parallel to the mainstream public sphere and provide opportunities for community

Maha Nassar

: Abstract Th is article argues that throughout the 1950s and 1960s the communist-sponsored Arabic literary journal al-Jadid played a central role in creating a Palestinian-Arab counterpublic within Israel by challenging Zionist discourses and championing Arab and Palestinian