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Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373612-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7361-2
... imperial formations is dislodged from the politics that produced it, the toxic consequences of imperial debris and duress on matter and mind. It asks what is left and what people are left with that make up not a finite colonial past but a “colonial presence.” ...
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373612-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7361-2
... 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...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374565-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7456-5
... Other that came into being in Western modernity depended on the politics of colonial relations. ...
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394334-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9433-4
Published: 26 October 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002550-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0255-0
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By Diana Taylor
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478008897-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0889-7
...105 Making Presence FOUR 106 Chapter Four In the photo graph, we see her, a diminutive woman, standing naked as a backhoe methodically crashes down, digging a hole in the earth all the way around her (fig. 4.1). In the video we hear the grinding machine before we see it. The giant claw crashes down...
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012658-026
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1265-8
... 4 Hybridity, Diaspora, and Thinking Both/And This page intentionally left blank On Being the Presence That Signals an Absence (1993) Written for the unpublished, photocopied catalogue of Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X- plicit Art by Women, curated by Ellen Cantor and presented by David...
Published: 22 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012849-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1284-9
... of escape, but it also functions as a reminder of the presence in running. Her stories em- body a liveness that encircle the children such that the act of encircling provides a protectiveness and maternalness around the refugee.2 Grandma symbolizes the concept of knowing how one lived in the...
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373612-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7361-2
... retreat to ignorance is not excuse enough. Colonial aphasia is conceived here as a political condition whose genealogy is embedded in the space that has allowed Marine Le Pen and her broad constituency to move from the margin and extreme—to which her father was banished—to a normalized presence in...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... Table Bay and greeted van Riebeeck when he landed. They then lived adjacent to the Dutch tents during the construction of the first fort and became the first Africans proletarianized [became workers] by the Dutch colonial presence. Thus, if Krotoa lived with Autshumato when the Dutch first...
Published: 24 December 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002628-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0262-8
...C H A P T E R 6 The Ashes of Revolutionary Fires Burn Hot Brazilian and Angolan Nationalism and the Colonial and Postcolonial Life of the Kisama Meme, c. 1700 Pres ent Following the Brazilian declaration of in de pen dence in 1822, the Portu- guese became obsessed with a putative conspiracy...
Published: 30 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012436-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1243-6
... production and consumption of contemporary photographic images are immeasurably haunted by the presence of multiple colonial archives. In- stead of comparing immigrant to indigenous subject, a comparison that is encouraged by the two- part structure of each diptych, I place the se- ries in dialogue with...
Published: 10 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007067-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0706-7
.... 4 The presence of these spectators and intermediaries takes many ver- 60 chapter four bal and nonverbal forms in the written colonial archives, highlighting the complexity of local populations responses to the simple ideological formula of British health propaganda material.5 The Colonial Film Unit...
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002154-015
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0215-4
..., gave this global dimension a sub- wHeN waS THe PoST-CoLoNIaL ? | 303 ordinate presence in a story which could essentially be told from within its Eu ro pean par ameters. Colonisation, understood or re- read in this sense, was only intelligible as an event of global significance by which one signals...
Published: 13 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394815-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9481-5
... that I seek to explore in this chapter. In colonial Lucknow, the middle class was both a product and the producers of modernity. It was the product of modernity because without the new pro- fessions, new institutions, or new notions of the importance of a category called the public all of which came...
Published: 21 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021452-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2145-2
... 68 chapter 2 By the end of the fifteenth century, enslaved Native Americans whom the explorer Pedro Alonso Niño sent to Ferdinand and Isabella also served as signs of colonial wealth. They joined Africans and their descendants in many of Eu rope s port cities, where their presence as captives...
Published: 16 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012931-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1293-1
...CHAPTER THREE Personal and Public Archives Fragments and (Post)Colonial Memory THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT the return to historical archives evident in the con temporary artwork of both the Cambodian painter and collagist Leang Seckon and the Viet nam ese American experimental filmmaker H ng- Ân Tr ng...
Published: 11 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021247-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2124-7
... make for true abundance. Such diferences between Indigenous economies of abundance and cap i tal ist economies of scarcity have been thrown into sharp contrast in CHAPTER THREE M o oinane a s Waterways on Mauna a W ke a Beyond Settler Colonial Thresholds in the Wao Akua mo oINANeA s wAterwAys 87 the...
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021315-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2131-5
... significant Holly- wood role, but also into her past relationship with MacArthur and the stories she continued to tell about that interlude. The letter s subtext is another story entirely. It captures the lingering lega- cies of colonial desire in Isabel Cooper s life. A photo graph is enclosed. Chabing...
Published: 10 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007067-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0706-7
...3African Newspapers, the Great Unofficial Public, and Plague in Colonial Lagos For many pro- imperial liberals in Britain, the right to criticize govern- ment through independent newspapers was evidence of the democratic le- gitimacy of the British Empire in contrast to its European rivals, where...