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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 April 2020
... influence of real estate after black emancipation. Real estate enabled post-slavery black dispossession and also facilitated the continuation of the United States as a settler empire. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 slavery empire capital real estate settler colonialism...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 78–85.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ravi Ahuja Capital at Sea, Shaitan Below Decks? A Note on Global Narratives, Narrow Spaces, and the Limits of Experience RaviAhuja "Every man's nose was inches away from a solid barrier: either the ceiling or an arse; "squirming like a trapped fish, fighting for space to breathe" -that's...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 115–142.
Published: 01 October 2014
... of the Holocaust and East European victims of Stalinism.This third coming of the German Historikerstreit is related to the precariousness ofglobal capitalism, and perhaps the elite de­ sire to discredit all political ideologies that threaten the primacy of private propertyand free markets. This anti-communist...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 271–282.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Elizabeth Heath Abstract This intervention offers a critique of the New Histories of Capitalism (NHC) and its project to write the history of capitalism without engaging Marx’s theorization of capitalism and crisis. It develops this critique by historicizing the food and agricultural crises...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 4–33.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Elizabeth Maddock Dillon Abstract This article argues that Freud’s account of binary sexual difference, articulated in the Oedipus complex, is conditioned by a history of racial capitalism. Turning to the foundational work of Hortense Spillers on gender and Atlantic race slavery, this article...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 April 2020
... from Field Marshal Gideon Ernst von Laudon’s spoils of war on the outskirts of Vienna. Utilizing Anthony Vidler’s concept of “warped space,” the article explores Laudon’s garden as an exemplary form of imperial space. It then proceeds to argue that imperial capitalism continued to produce warped spaces...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2022
.... The notion of history that his essay foregrounded, however, can itself be historicized as a fantasy of modernity, one Édouard Glissant described as “History [with a capital H ].” Using Glissant’s psychoanalytically inflected insights as a starting point, this article argues that our dominant modes...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 166–191.
Published: 01 October 2023
... the notion of progress in history, the article posits the shared grounds for a philosophy of history that disrupts the singular future of speculation-driven capitalism with alternative forms of speculative imagination. Lou.cornum@gmail.com Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., for example-only further secure its bonds? As an institution central to "the making ofAmerican capitalism" as a recent book has it, does slavery transcendthe immediatecircumstancesofcaptivity, ofphysical domination and confinement? And ifso, did the implementation of abolition dismantle slavery's vast fortune...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 130–147.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Ӧzlem Aslan; Zeynep Gambetti Copyright © 2011 University of Illinois Press 2011 Provincializing Fraser's History: Feminism and Neoliberalism Revisited {JzlemAslan and Zeynep Gambetti In "Feminism, Capitalism and the Cunning ofHistory;' recently published in the NewLeftReview, Nancy Fraser...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 143–170.
Published: 01 October 2014
..., and in so doing legitimate and win increased power over, the processes by which people and things move through space and time. The modern usage ofthe flows metaphor took shape within linked nine­ teenth-century transformations in capitalism and social thought.It van­ quished a rival concept ofmotion...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 5–30.
Published: 01 April 2011
... capitalism, anthropo­ logical knowledge, and racial representation.The art that Nolde produced in New Guinea, like the larger German colonial project in which he participated, produced the primitive as a space ofmodern aesthetic and economic produc­ tion by positing this domain, paradoxically...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 96–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... ofbetter living conditions. Yet just as minimum wage laws attempt to ameliorate the conditions oflow-wage workers, work­ ing communities appear under threat by temporary work, automation, task labor, mass incarceration, deportation, and a host ofother social pressures. Shifts in capital and labor seem...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 117–139.
Published: 01 October 2018
... neverthelessremainsrelativelymarginalas a topicwithin the historiography of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. One reason for this tendency is the ambiguous place of the Iberian empires with regard to various expres­ sions of modernity such as capitalism, possessive individualism, and the state, which are conventionally...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 95–106.
Published: 01 April 2012
... engagement with the sense ofthe term "symptomatic reading:' The term, as Althusser coined it, does not designate the search for "a latent meaning behind a manifest one:' Althusser's no­ tion ofsymptomatic reading, as elaborated in Reading Capital, is indebted to Freud, and for Freud, it is not the latent...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 275–283.
Published: 01 October 2023
... the past several decades. The idea that race, gender, sexuality, nationalism, and capitalism are simply the trendy topics of the day, rather than serious theorizing of issues that enabled and emerged out of the transformations of social history in the 1960s and 1970s, misrepresents that history. To say...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 140–176.
Published: 01 October 2018
... politics through continually elaborated connections betweenAfrica and theAmericas. 5 Healers in these traditions treated not only individual diseases but also social ailments, including those brought about by slavery, capitalism, and imperialism. W hile this social healing, as historian James Sweet...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 April 2011
... human endeavor and activity in entrepreneurial terms. Again, more than mereeconomicpolicy, neoliberalism is a governing social and po­ litical rationality that submits all human activities, values, institutions, and practices to market principles. It formulates everything in terms of capital investment...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 52–56.
Published: 01 April 2023
... , 1908–1911 ) sought to explain the debilitating economic and financial crisis that struck Egypt in 1907. A number of interrelated financial crises in the world, in part triggered by a liquidity crunch, affected countries that had been particularly linked through the circulation of global capital. Egypt...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 67–83.
Published: 01 April 2020
... 83752. 12 FO 371 83753. 13 FO 371 83752. 14 For a compelling and original analysis of GERWANI, see Larasati. 15 See White 12; Stoler, Capitalism 164; and for analysis of the life-long and intergenerational stigmatization and exclusion of those associated with Gerwani...