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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 283–297.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Micheal A. Rumore Abstract The burgeoning field of Indian Ocean studies has emerged as a repository of universalist political aspirations, often inspired by the Non-Aligned imagination of the Third World era. In particular, the notion of Indian Ocean “cosmopolitanism,” as both an object of desire...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Nidhi Mahajan Abstract This essay traces how sailors aboard wooden sailing vessels (dhows) negotiate mobility across the Indian Ocean, revealing their precarious conditions preceding the COVID-19 pandemic that came to the fore after 2020. Focusing on Yusuf, a sailor in captivity in Iran during...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 April 2020
... the Strait of Mandeb to its colony, India? Or centuries before that, when the Portuguese established military forts along the coast of Oman in order to control shipping through the Strait of Hormuz on its way to lucrative Indian Ocean markets? These imperialist actions were tied to the interests...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 45–51.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., Fewer and Socially Distanced, Arrive in Mecca for Annual Hajj .” July 30 , 2020 . Kane Eileen . Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca. Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 2015 . Low Michael Christopher . Imperial Mecca: Ottoman Arabia and the Indian Ocean Hajj...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 101–121.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... Meccans already had their own schools, most of them religious ( Al-Rasheed ; Farquhar ). Several notable families had provided funds and properties for traditional private schools in which established local ulama and those from Hadramawt, the Indian Ocean, and the Ottoman Empire taught. Although...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 146–154.
Published: 01 October 2016
... typical invocation and usage in Atlantic studies, requires close attention as it speaks to a group ofhistories that continue to remain sequestered within Indian Ocean recuperations ofslave histories. Thus, when Hartman writes that "the most universal definition ofthe slave is a stranger;' a kin-less...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of spirits, and oral histories, as well as the priestesses and their jinn, Moore offers new ways to envision the global and transnational. Nidhi Mahajan’s “Locked up in Lockdown: Patronage in a Time of Pandemic in the Indian Ocean” carries Banerjee’s observations (as it were) to sea. Building on extended...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 78–85.
Published: 01 April 2012
... nor empirically sustainable. This is no singular or individual slippage. Contributions to the academically, as well as commercially, successful genre ofheroic globalization narratives {including many, though not all, products ofthe resurgent "Indian Ocean industry") diverge in their eulogies ofeither...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 33–58.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of Johannesburg, and a particular kind of Indian Ocean cosmopolitanism that drew South Africa, London, and the British Empire into its embrace and forged a conjunctural politics that was particular to the moment, both culturally and geographically.12 In this paper, I shall take a different approach by attempting...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 71–77.
Published: 01 April 2012
... to them. What historian of empire, of lndia and its ocean worlds, ofglobal commodity chains, of mobility and labor and intimacy, of women, gender and sexuality-to name only a few dimensions of the past that Sea ofPoppies renders so lyrically and so ver­ tiginously-would not like to be able to tell...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 55–83.
Published: 01 April 2019
... not be the hegemonic sway of the United States.15 We trace Koreans' construction of their imagined racial inferiors, includ­ ing people of African descent but also American Indians and other Indig­ enous peoples, to the precolonial period. In his groundbreaking study of the German overseas empire, George Steinmetz...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Novara’ s circumnavigation of the globe under Karl von Scherzer (1857–59) offers an illustrative example. Traversing the Indian Ocean, the Novara sailed to the Nicobar Islands in 1858 on a covert attempt to reestablish an eighteenth-century outpost of the Austrian East India Company. After its landing...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 155–183.
Published: 01 October 2016
..., they built their town on land that had been stolen from these people in an especially cynical manner just a few years earlier.16 They calculated that theconversionofnative people to Christianity would only succeed once "the Indians are Cooped up into a narrow Compass and Subdued:'17 Even as they exploited...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 152–192.
Published: 01 October 2021
... . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1992 . Bate Bernard . “ Arumuga Navalar, Saivite Sermons, and the Delimitation of Religion, c. 1850 .” Indian Economic and Social History Review 42 , no. 4 ( 2005 ): 469 – 84 . Bate Bernard . “ Bharati Style and the Tamil National Popular...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 80–105.
Published: 01 April 2021
... as a clueless aging Texas racist—asks Alberto, “Ain’t you Indian? You’re supposed to be burning sage and dancing around the bed like a bee stung ya.” When Alberto finally changes the channel, Marcus presses on with his taunting, suggesting Alberto’s “Mexican half” would appreciate the soccer highlights...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (1): 88–116.
Published: 01 April 2018
... to navigate the high seas, which encompassed the earth, he remarked: "The question is concerning the whole ocean, whichantiquitycallethunmeasurableand infinite, the parent ofthings bordering upon heaven, with whose perpetual moisture the ancients sup­ posed not only fountains and rivers and seas, but also...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 50–80.
Published: 01 April 2024
... insurgency. The Caribbean’s rebellious African and diasporic people took advantage of the ocean to find freedom, slipping the bonds of one island to steal their freedom on another ( Martínez-San Miguel ). Puerto Rico’s outlying island of Vieques became a destination for maritime maroons ( Hall ) from St...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 5–30.
Published: 01 April 2011
... of Ethnology for "killing through their massive heaping" and warned that "a reaction against this over-heaping will soon register itself:' "Why;' he asked, "is Indian, Chinese, and Javanese art relegated to science and an­ thropology? And the art of the natural peoples as such not at all valued?"23 While...