Duress: Imperial Durabilities in Our Times
Ann Laura Stoler is Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at The New School for Social Research and the author and editor of many books, including
Concept Work: Fragilities and Filiations
This chapter asks how colonial histories matter today and offers an introduction to the conceptual labor that may be needed to capture the uneven, recursive qualities of the visions and practices that imperial formations have animated and what they have succeeded and failed to put in place. Attention to the politics of occlusion, colonial temporalities, and a “recursive analytics” is introduced.
This chapter examines the long occlusion of Israel as a colonial state in the field of (post) colonial studies. It looks to the sharp division that occurred in treatment of Edward Said’s Orientalism and The Question of Palestine the...