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politics makes strange bedfellows

Proverbial saying, mid 19th century, meaning that political alliances in a common cause may bring together those of widely differing views. (Compare adversity makes strange bedfellows.) ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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... makes strange bedfellows proverbial saying, mid 19th century, meaning that political alliances in a common cause may bring together those of widely differing views. ( Compare adversity makes strange bedfellows...

POLITICS makes strange bedfellows

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Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (6 ed.)

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... makes strange bedfellows Politics has long been considered a plural noun; its use with a singular verb is comparatively recent. A well‐established variant of adversity makes strange bedfellows . □ 1839 p. hone Diary 9 July ( 1927 ) I. 404 Party politics, like poverty, bring men ‘acquainted with strange bedfellows’. 1870 c. d. warner My Summer in Garden ( 1871 ) 187 The Doolittle raspberries have sprawled all over the strawberry‐beds: so true is it that politics makes strange bed‐fellows. 1936 m. mitchell Gone with Wind lviii. ...

politics makes strange bedfellows

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Proverbial saying, mid 19th century, meaning that political alliances in a common cause may bring together those of widely differing views. (Compare adversity makes strange bedfellows.)
adversity makes strange bedfellows

adversity makes strange bedfellows  

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Early 17th-century saying meaning that difficult circumstances will bring together very different people. While the underlying idea remains the same, there has always been variation in the first word ...
Zimbabwe

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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...popular in his native Zimbabwe, and whose plays include Talenda (‘Thank you’, 1983 ), Shocks and Surprises ( 1988 ), Temporary Market ( 1992 ), Jehesa ( 1994 ), Tsotso ( 1994 ), Two Angry Youngmen ( 1994 ), The Candidate ( 1994 ), Inmates ( 1995 ) and Strange Bedfellows ( 1995 ). He deals with problems of the disabled and the environment, and high government corruption. Andrew Whaley 's Platform Five , about tramps on the streets of Harare, looks at the plight of the indigenous peoples whose lives seem not to have changed in spite of...

Immigration Reform

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Alexandra Délano

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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2015
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Social sciences, Politics, Law
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...because they involve considerations about economic needs and questions about identity. Debates over immigration laws and policies in the United States are also distinct from other issues because, as Daniel Tichenor ( 2002 ) points out, they involve unusual coalitions (or “strange bedfellows,” as Aristide Zolberg referred to them) across the traditional divide between right and left, or conservative and liberal, groups. Historical Background The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) created in 1952 is the basic body of current immigration law, although it has...

Feminist Security Studies

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Laura J. Shepherd

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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2017
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Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
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...to illustrate the sheer breadth of topics with which contemporary FSS is engaged. By definition, then, the works identified here are not necessary written from similar – or even compatible – theoretical perspectives, so the authors sharing citational brackets may seem strange bedfellows. Furthermore, given the confines of this essay, it is impossible to expand on the content of many of the works discussed below or comment on their merits. Instead, the important contributions made by FSS to the relevant areas of study are illustrated using one key text in...

Little Magazines

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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2005
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Literature
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...Institutions of Modernism: Literary Elites and Public Culture . The Henry McBride Series in Modernism and Modernity. New Haven, Conn., 1998. Rainey's book concentrates on the economic relationships at the center of many of the events of literary modernism. Watson, Steven . Strange Bedfellows: The First American Avant-Garde . New York, 1991. An entertaining and readable history of the early years of modernism, ending in 1920. Williams, Ellen . Harriet Monroe and the Poetry Renaissance . Urbana, Ill., 1977. A history of the first ten years of Poetry magazine....

Social Justice

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

...social justice perspective . Social Work , 43(6), 527–537. United States Catholic Bishops. (1986). Economic justice for all: Pastoral letter on Catholic social teaching and the U.S. economy . Washington, DC: National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Van Soest, D. (1994). Strange bedfellow. A call for reordering national priorities from three social justice perspectives . Social Work , 39(6), 710–717. Van Soest, D. , & Garcia, B. (2003). Diversity education for social justice: Mastering teaching skills . Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education....

Protestantism

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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8,087 words

...more ambitious goal: U.S. legislation aimed at implementing comprehensive long-term strategies for ending dictatorships around the world. Concern for the persecution of fellow Christians around the world is what initially drew evangelical activists to join coalitions of “strange bedfellows” in pressing for broader human rights aims. Buoyed by early legislative success, they provided the grassroots muscle for causes backed by such diverse constituencies as Jews, Catholics, Episcopalians, Tibetan Buddhists, Baha’is, feminists, and African Americans. What...

World Trade Law

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Marc D. Froese

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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2017
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Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
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11,100 words

...for International Economics. Sullivan, H.D. (2003) Regional Jet Trade Wars: Politics and Compliance in WTO Dispute Resolution. Minnesota Journal of Global Trade (12) (1), 71–108. Summers, L. (1991) Regionalism and the World Trading System. In Policy Implications of Trade and Currency Zones, A Symposium Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City . Jackson Hole: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, pp. 295–302. Sundara Rajan, M.T. (2008) Strange Bedfellows: Law and Culture in the Digital Age. In H. Anheier and Y.R. Isar (eds.) The...

Anzac Day

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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2009

... in 1922 ‘to register a kick against petticoat control of war anniversaries’ who preferred ‘solemn grief-reviving’ than ‘to celebrate epic deeds’ in ‘dinkum’ Australian fashion. Both traditions have their place and still exist side by side. Religion has always been an awkward bedfellow on Anzac Day. Not the least reason for building public war memorials for Anzac ceremonies on municipal rather than church property was the need to avoid sectarian disputes and to keep the clergy, especially the civilian clergy, at arm's length. It is occasionally thought that...

Kentucky

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The Almanac of American Politics (51 ed.)

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2024
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Social sciences, Politics, Human Geography
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22,640 words
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...a significant extent, the challenges McConnell confronted were the result of fallout from an increasingly toxic relationship with former President Donald Trump, who remained the dominant figure in the Republican Party. While the two men underscored the maxim that “politics makes strange bedfellows” during Trump’s four years in the White House, the uneasy relationship between the taciturn McConnell and the voluble Trump was nonetheless mutually beneficial, as McConnell came to be regarded as perhaps the most powerful majority leader since Mansfield’s immediate...

Architecture

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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12,219 words
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...his “Fabrik,” Werkbund Exhibition, Cologne ( 1914 ) (a glass-walled office building, workshops, and a roof garden with a covered terrace for dancing). In thinking about the theoretical aspects of modern architecture, it should not be forgotten that war and architecture make strange bedfellows. World War I brought building to a halt, only later, out of necessity and as a result of destruction, to provide the opportunity for new architects to work on projects that would never otherwise have been constructed in the sweeping dimensions that were called for in the...

Architecture

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Indra Kagis McEwen, Bissera V. Pentcheva, James S. Ackerman, Erika Naginski, Karsten Harries, David Goldblatt, Kristina Luce, and Aron Vinegar

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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25,690 words
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...his “Fabrik,” Werkbund Exhibition, Cologne ( 1914 ) (a glass-walled office building, workshops, and a roof garden with a covered terrace for dancing). In thinking about the theoretical aspects of modern architecture, it should not be forgotten that war and architecture make strange bedfellows. World War I brought building to a halt, only later, out of necessity and as a result of destruction, to provide the opportunity for new architects to work on projects that would never otherwise have been constructed in the sweeping dimensions that were called for in the...

Children

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Erin E. Fleming, Jennifer L. Koosed, Pierre Brulé, Christian Laes, Chris Frilingos, Karina Martin Hogan, John W. Martens, and Melvin G. Miller

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

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2014
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...you’re young, That she make a son for you; She should bear for you while you’re youthful, It is proper to make people…. Beware of a woman who is a stranger, One not known in her town; Don’t stare at her when she goes by, Do not know her carnally. A deep water whose course is unknown, Such is a woman away from her husband. “I am pretty,” she tells you daily, When she has no witnesses; She is ready to ensnare you, A great deadly crime when it is heard. ( CoS 1.46:111 ) In Proverbs, the “son” is particularly exhorted to avoid the “strange woman,” seemingly an...

United States of America

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David L. Weis, Patricia Barthalow Koch, Diane Baker, Sandy Bargainnier, Sarah C. Conklin, Martha Cornog, Richard Cross, Marilyn Fithian, Jeannie Forrest, Andrew D. Forsythe, Robert T. Francoeur, Barbara Garris, Patricia Goodson, William E. Hartmann, Robert O. Hawkins, Linda L. Hendrixson, Barrie J. Highby, Ariadne (Ari) Kane, Sharon E. King, Robert Morgan Lawrence, Brenda Love, Charlene L. Muehlenhard, Raymond J. Noonan, Miguel A. Pérez, Timothy Perper, Helda L. Pinzón-Pérez, Carol Queen, Herbert P. Samuels, Julian Slowinski, William Stackhouse, William R. Stayton, Mitchell S. Tepper, Raymond J. Noonan, Robert T. Francoeur, Mark O. Bigler, Walter Bockting, Peggy Clarke, Sarah C. Conklin, Al Cooper, Martha Cornog, Susan Dudley, Warren Farrell, James R. Fleckenstein, Robert T. Francoeur, Patricia Goodson, Erica Goodstone, Karen Allyn Gordon, Eric Griffin-Shelley, Robert W. Hatfield, Loraine Hutchins, Michael Hyde, Ariadne (Ari) Kane, Patricia Barthalow Koch, John Money, Charlene L. Muehlenhard, Raymond J. Noonan, Miguel A. Pérez, Helda L. Pinzón-Pérez, William Prendergast, Ruth Rubenstein, Herbert P. Samuels, William Taverner, David L. Weis, C. Christine Wheeler, and Walter L. Williams

Contiuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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2010
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...law, the media, folk wisdom, jokes, and so forth. Some researchers base their definitions on legal definitions, which makes them subject to the same biases as legal definitions; others make conscious decisions to deviate from legal definitions, which they find biased or inadequate. Finally, there are political definitions, written by activists wanting to make various political points. For example, MacKinnon ( 1987 , 82) wrote, Politically, I call it rape whenever a woman has sex and feels violated. You might think that's too broad. I'm not talking about...

ADVERSITY makes strange bedfellows

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Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (6 ed.)

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... makes strange bedfellows Misfortune can force people into the company of those with whom they would not normally associate. While the underlying idea remains the same, there has always been some variation in the first word of the proverb: see also politics makes strange bedfellows . □ 1611 shakespeare Tempest ii . ii. 37 My best way is to creep under his gaberdine; there is no other shelter hereabout. Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. 1837 dickens Pickwick Papers xli. ( heading ) Illustrative…of the old proverb, that...

adversity makes strange bedfellows

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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...makes strange bedfellows early 17th-century saying meaning that difficult circumstances will bring together very different people. While the underlying idea remains the same, there has always been variation in the first word of the proverb ( see politics makes strange bedfellows...

Charles Dudley Warner

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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2012
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...Charles Dudley Warner 1829 – 1900 American writer and editor Politics makes strange bedfellows. My Summer in a Garden (1871); see clay politics makes strange makes strange ...

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