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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

Zimbabwe   Reference library

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...

Sexualities

Sexualities   Reference library

Stephanie Clare

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Literary Theory

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2022
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Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
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..., 158–180. New York: Routledge, 1997. Nash, Jennifer . “Strange Bedfellows: Black Feminism and Antipornography Feminism.” Social Text 26, no. 4 (2008): 51–76. Rich, Adrienne . “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence.” Signs 5, no. 4 (Summer 1980): 631–660. Rifkin, Mark . When Did Indians Become Straight? Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty . New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Rubin, Gayle . “The Traffic in Women: Notes on the ‘Political Economy’ of Sex.” In Toward an Anthropology of Women , edited by ...

Political Neuroscience: Understanding How the Brain Makes Political Decisions

Political Neuroscience: Understanding How the Brain Makes Political Decisions   Reference library

Ingrid J. Haas, Clarisse Warren, and Samantha J. Lauf

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making

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2021
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Social sciences, Politics
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...Political psychology and social neuroscience: Strange bedfellows or comrades in arms? Political Psychology , 24 (4), 647–656. Cardinal, R. N. , Parkinson, J. A. , Hall, J. , & Everitt, B. J. (2002). Emotion and motivation: The role of the amygdala, ventral striatum, and prefrontal cortex. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews , 26 , 321–352. Carney, D. R. , Jost, J. T. , Gosling, S. D. , & Potter, J. (2008). The secret lives of liberals and conservatives: Personality profiles, interaction styles, and the things they leave behind. Political...

LGBTQ Migration Politics

LGBTQ Migration Politics   Reference library

Erin Mayo-Adam

The Oxford Encyclopedia of LGBT Politics and Policy

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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9,731 words

...South Asian politics in the United States . Raleigh, NC: Duke University Press. Daum, C. (2015). The war on solicitation and intersectional subjection: Quality-of-life policing as a tool to control transgender populations. New Political Science , 37 (4), 562–581. Dorf, M. C., & Tarrow, S. (2014). Strange bedfellows: How an anticipatory countermovement brought same-sex marriage into the public arena. Law and Social Inquiry , 39 (2), 449–473. Duggan, L. (2003). The twilight of equality? Neoliberalism, cultural politics, and the attack on...

Queer

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Octavio R. González and Todd G. Nordgren

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Literary Theory

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2022

...queens,” reimagining the transformative potential of queer politics that addresses the oppression of working-class men and women of color. Queer of color critique celebrates this ability to form coalitions and community across minoritarian positions in order to address the various strategies and structures of dominant culture. In Aberrations in Black , Roderick A. Ferguson argues that “queer of color analysis must examine how culture as a site of identification produces such odd bedfellows and how it—as the location of antagonisms—fosters unimagined...

Ambivalence in Political Decision Making

Ambivalence in Political Decision Making   Reference library

Dane Warner and Jason Gainous

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making

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2021
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Social sciences, Politics
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10,067 words

...and the reduction of value-driven ambivalence. Political Psychology , 26 (6), 905–928. Rudolph, T. J. (2011). The dynamics of ambivalence. American Journal of Political Science , 55 (3), 561–573. Singh, S. P. , & Thornton, J. R. (2016). Strange bedfellows: Coalition makeup and perceptions of democratic performance among electoral winners. Electoral Studies , 42 , 114–125. Sniderman, P. M. , Brody, R. A. , & Tetlock, P. E. (1991). Reasoning and choice: Explorations in political psychology . Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ...

Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform   Reference library

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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3,571 words

...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...

Queer International Relations

Queer International Relations   Reference library

Melanie Richter-Montpetit and Cynthia Weber

The Oxford Encyclopedia of LGBT Politics and Policy

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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...and societal security. Military and police security apparatuses and associated parastate actors prosper by focusing their efforts on constructing non-normative sexualities and gender expressions as threats to public safety. These new security regimes bring together a set of strange bedfellows, including ultra-conservative and self-identified progressive mass movements around morality, sexuality, and labor. For other queer IR scholarship examining the construction of men who have sex with men as national security threats, see Nicola Pratt on the Queen Boat case...

The Evolution of Same-Sex Marriage Policy in the United States

The Evolution of Same-Sex Marriage Policy in the United States   Reference library

Sarah Poggione

The Oxford Encyclopedia of LGBT Politics and Policy

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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9,085 words

...Couples: Marriage, civil union, and domestic partnership. In J. D’Emilio , W. B. Turner , & U. Vaid (Eds.), Creating change: Sexuality, public policy, and civil rights (1st ed., pp. 281–304). New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press. Dorf, M. C. , & Tarrow, S. (2014). Strange bedfellows: How an anticipatory countermovement brought same-sex marriage into the public arena . Law & Social Inquiry , 39 (2), 449–473. Erbsen, A. (2008). Horizontal federalism. Minnesota Law Review , 2 , 493–504. Eskridge, W. N., Jr. (2000). Comparative law and the same-sex...

Travel and Tourism Industry

Travel and Tourism Industry (Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability)   Reference library

Carl Iain CATER and Tiffany LOW

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Social sciences
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3,234 words

...from http://www.cbnrm.net/pdf/khanya_002_slsa_issue05_sc.pdf Leslie, David . (Ed.). (2011). Tourism across Europe: Steps towards sustainability: Tourism enterprises and the sustainability agenda . London: Ashgate. Low, Tiffany . (2010). Sustainable luxury: A case of strange bedfellows? (Paper presented at Tourism and Hospitality Research in Ireland Conference, County Clare, Ireland, Shannon College of Hotel Management). Mowforth, Martin , & Munt, Ian . (2008). Tourism and sustainability: Development and new tourism in the third world (3rd ed.). Oxford...

Feminist Security Studies

Feminist Security Studies   Reference library

Laura J. Shepherd

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
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12,486 words

...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...

Empirically Assessing the Bargaining Theory of War: Potential and Challenges

Empirically Assessing the Bargaining Theory of War: Potential and Challenges   Reference library

Erik A. Gartzke and Paul Poast

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

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Current Version:
2018
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Social sciences, Politics
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7,839 words

...and U.S. Air Force Academy. Gent, S. E. (2007). Strange bedfellows: The strategic dynamics of major power military interventions. Journal of Politics , 69 , 1089–1102. Goemans, H. (2000). War and punishment: The causes of war termination and the First World War . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Goemans, H. (2008). Which way out? The manner and consequences of losing office. Journal of Conflict Resolution , 52 , 771–794. Goodard, S. E. (2009). Indivisible territory and the politics of legitimacy: Jerusalem and Northern Ireland . New...

Marriage Equality Policy Diffusion

Marriage Equality Policy Diffusion   Reference library

Helma G. E. de Vries-Jordan

The Oxford Encyclopedia of LGBT Politics and Policy

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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16,183 words

...in Latin America . Latin American Politics and Society , 59 (4), 75–98. Dorf, M. C. , & Tarrow, S. (2014). Strange bedfellows: How an anticipatory countermovement brought same-sex marriage into the public arena . Law & Social Inquiry , 39 (2), 449–473. Eeckhout, B. , & Paternotte, D. (2011). A paradise for LGBT rights? The paradox of Belgium . Journal of Homosexuality , 58 (8), 1058–1084. Encarnación, O. G. (2013). International influence, domestic activism, and gay rights in Argentina . Political Science Quarterly , 128 (4), 687–716....

Little Magazines

Little Magazines   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Current Version:
2005
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Literature
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5,027 words

...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....

Waves of Political Terrorism

Waves of Political Terrorism   Reference library

Jeffrey Kaplan

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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11,839 words

...it was international in practice and an important part of the third or New Left wave. It was secular in orientation and socialist in aspiration, yet it would ironically emerge as the Western-oriented counter to Hamas in the post 9/11 world. Terrorism, like politics, makes strange bedfellows indeed. The third wave invariably receded, much as Schlesinger predicted, within a generation. A closer look at this social milieu however is instructive. An unanticipated result of the Vietnam War was the opening of the gates of immigration to Asians, 39 who came...

Shaping Sustainable Inclusion Policy Through Practice

Shaping Sustainable Inclusion Policy Through Practice   Reference library

Richard Rose

Oxford Encyclopedia of Inclusive and Special Education

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Social sciences
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7,877 words
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...), there were many teachers in special schools who were demonstrating what could be achieved through the application of well differentiated and structured teaching approaches when working with this previously neglected population of learners. While they may be portrayed as strange bedfellows, both the campaigning approach of the disability activists and the professionalism of those teachers who were investigating the means of ensuring effective teaching in special schools made a major commitment to progress along the route toward inclusive schooling. In...

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