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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 67–83.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Lisa Tilley Abstract The plantation continues to expand across contemporary frontiers, remaking social orders and ravaging ecologies in the service of value extraction through commodity production. This article revisits the “strange industrial order” of the plantation in 1950s Indonesia at a time...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 October 2015
..., inheriting from the twentieth century a vast range ofproblems that link ecologies with national security, with science and technology, and finance in an ongoing negative aftermath. For example, the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant in March 2011 jointlyproducedmaterialfallout, in the form...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 31–39.
Published: 01 April 2023
... South Asia; as such, it is inimitably a part of the regional medical and ecological commons. Cosmological notations index these commons: in her beneficial role, the goddess Sitala is often depicted as carrying neem. In recent biopiratical times, the neem was the locus of an epic ten-year battle when...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 169–186.
Published: 01 October 2015
...-that depart from what Sam See aptlyrefers to as"the ideologicalfiction ofnature as passive and unchanging that still permeates critical theory today:'4 As we will see, nature for Jewett describes an ecology that places life, human and otherwise, into a crisscrossing, fluid, often imperceptible relation...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2012
... animal, natural existence, the planet's looming ecological catastrophe, Chakrabarty indicates, has made that distinction void. Human history, human culture, and human society have now come to possess a truly geological force, a capacity not only to shape the local environments offorests, river systems...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 96–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., unexpected and abundant mixtures and connections.43 Fermentation is an ecological, multi-organis­ mic process that binds yeasts, bacteria, grains, grapes, milk, and humans. Rather than a straightforward transit of matter, or an exchange of one thing for another, fermentation effects transformations in both...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 271–282.
Published: 01 October 2022
... of overproduction. After the stock market crash of 1929, ecological and infrastructural disruptions made “normal” market conditions evaporate seemingly overnight. In the early 1930s, farmers had crops in the fields and animals awaiting slaughter but no way to connect these resources to markets where consumers would...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 176–182.
Published: 01 April 2020
... ecological confound that might affect the transmission of signal, including all the other transmissions that were already occurring as a sense organ conveyed a particular signal to the nervous system. Those who would seek to know the brain must model their approach on the brain’s approach to complexity...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 80–105.
Published: 01 April 2021
... between working-class settlers and the state will continue while the increasing consolidation of capital and accelerating ecological catastrophe remain a constant. In epistemological terms, then, the white detective comes to know settler colonialism, but only as an intractable structure. While deeply...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 241–269.
Published: 01 October 2022
..., the modern translations they enable and reproduce, and the narratives told about them, will indicate that modernity, in the time of its political-ecological reckoning, may not be done with us even if—perhaps especially if—we wish to finally be done with it. In Provincializing Europe , Chakrabarty...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2022
... hypothesis here is not that this has not been said or thought before, but rather, that it is now, in the Anthropocene, that the meaning of that observation is being felt. Feeling the dark ecologies of the Anthropocene as a trauma to the human may be just what the humanities, the human sciences, need to see...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2023
.... The pandemic mandates new histories of the global. Even as racial capitalism and the attendant erosion of social provision escalates global ecological doom, the meteoric rise of authoritarianism as explicit statecraft shapes universalized conditions of catastrophe. On the one hand, the global reach...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 103–126.
Published: 01 April 2022
... and feel energized by them. Considering the conjoint problems of paranoid publics, posttruth, political polarization through group object relations illuminates several key points. The alarm over the neoliberal corrosion of communication systems and information ecologies—a staple of discussions...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 95–106.
Published: 01 April 2012
... "ecology ofknowing" that might undermine the epistemology ofenmity: It's not even necessarily true that the two make differentjudgments of"reality": it isn't that one ispessimistic and sees theglass as halfempty, while the other is optimistic andsees itas halffoll.In a worldfoll ofloss, pain...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 187–199.
Published: 01 October 2015
... that Kant and Spinoza are ultimately incommensurable; Spinoza's philosophy is argued to be more, what I would call, ecological than Kant's, and pushes the interwovenness of subject and object much further. IBtimately, Arendt follows Kant's reflective model, which does not do justice to the minutiae...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 171–202.
Published: 01 October 2014
... the guise of a predic­ tion ofpossible future states, the outcome ofwhich is largely dependent on human action.This is essentially a call to action of everyday heroes to join in the struggle to engender a viable ecological future.Wilson likens this kind of conclusion to a Methodist altar call: "The altar...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 87–100.
Published: 01 April 2023
...” ( 21 ). Such a method oscillates between close reading and thick description, and larger systems-level analytical frames mimicking the function of the epidemiological in the medical, ecological, and metaphorical senses. To begin, I provide the sociopolitical context of Madar al-Zar and a summary...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 237–255.
Published: 01 October 2020
...) alongside the rise of the “new social movements” that were related to issues of race and gender but also ecology, migration, and so forth. In this regard, the critique of identity politics was a melancholic, backward-looking practice; it made the idealist mistake of thinking that a new fixation...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (1): 97–113.
Published: 01 April 2014
... singularity-be it a God, the State, the People, the Market, or whatever else-on the one hand, and entropy, nihilism, and nothingness on the other. What would it look like, these primarily feminist, queer, ecological, 10 9 INTERVENTION Goldstone and "process" thinkers ask, to startour creation storywith...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 200–216.
Published: 01 October 2015
... on radical ecology. Together they have co-edited an issue of Champ penal/penal field on social control ofviolent women (2011) and have coordinated a book on women's violence, Penser la violence desfemmes (2012) . Notes 1. Randall Collins, "Entretiens avec Randall Collins; Trace's 2 (2010) : 243. 2. Monique...