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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 (2020) 10 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Miloš Jovanović Abstract This article traces how processes of physical displacement (and its corollary, re-emplacement) have emerged during multiple periods and in distant locales associated with the history and legacy of the Habsburg Empire. It focuses on an eighteenth-century Turkish garden made...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (2): 119–139.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Kabir Tambar Copyright © 2013 University of Illinois Press 2013 Historical Critique and Political Voice after the Ottoman Empire Kabir Tambar In a famous 1882 lecture at the Sorbonne, Ernest Renan highlighted a certain obligation to forget, even a necessity for historical error...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Monica Kim Copyright © 2013 University of Illinois Press 2013 Empire's Babel: US Military Interrogation Rooms ofthe Korean War Monica Kim The US military interrogation room has often been the site ofcontroversy, but it has seldom been the object of scrutiny. Faced with photos from Abu Ghraib...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 84–100.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Serawit B. Debele Abstract Focusing on Ethiopia, an empire off-center, this article argues against dominant narratives that link the regulation of sexual practices to colonial (Western) imperial relations. Within this context, the paper investigates struggles over the past by contrasting two...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 April 2020
... understood imperialism to be historically. This essay looks at two understandings of imperialism, one coming out of Marxist theory and another out of a Foucauldian understanding of power as developed by Hardt and Negri in their book Empire (2000), and then goes on to show that both are helpful, though...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 53–79.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., for a human life. The article reveals this shift through a set of historical readings across four venues in the period 1980–1993: scientific research, diagnostic protocols, judicial practice, and political rhetoric. More than an empirical advance, this shift in addiction discourse reflects a novel...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Miloš Jovanović; Giulia Carabelli Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 The goal of this special section is to outline new, off-center perspectives on empire and imperial formations. We highlight moments and places in which the historical contours of empire become thinner...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., the newly independent states that resulted from the administrative decolonization of European empires in Asia and Africa formed the object of what would later become postcolonial studies. This conceptualization has tended to neglect an array of world regions that—for very different reasons—did...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (1): 88–116.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., one that was now 89 On Becoming Less ofthe World governable by men (as opposed to God or Nature or Empire) . Responsibility for governing this separate zone ofpolitical life fell to the government ofthe world; and internationalism became a vision ofworld order.11 Europe was not the only site...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 55–83.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., centrally shaped Korean identity formation, tracing it to and focusing on the precolonial era. First, using our case, we propose the concept of the co­ lonially vulnerable to call attention to the positions and outlooks of peoples and states that were susceptible to foreign rule in the age of empire...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 105–116.
Published: 01 October 2016
... the world (with the aim of dominating it) and a language that was presented as universal (with the aim of provid­ ing legitimacy to the attempt at domination). These two intentions [. . .] culminated in the thought of an empire: s Here, French colonialism is said to have legitimized its dominating culture...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (1): 75–96.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Empire.4 But what ifwe were to refuse to read Calderon's invocations in the manner ofher British judges, and instead read Calderon's invocations as an attempt to call upon another world, one illegible to her case's Anglo-centric inter­ preters? The Trinidad inhabited by Calderon and governed by Picton...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 133–145.
Published: 01 October 2016
... in the humanities remains at a critical remove from the more empirical work ofthe social sciences, such that the two fields can "supplement each other, interrupt each other produc­ tively:'8 That is, humanities -based research neither rej ects nor completes social scientific empiricism; rather, it adds...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 146–151.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of methodological considerations for historians, Familiar Stranger also demonstrates the imperative of studying racial formation, and histories of Blackness in particular, as a means of confronting and disrupting the process by which the disavowals and willful forgetting of empire occurs in British history. Using...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 253–278.
Published: 01 October 2021
... University Press , 2012 . Idris Murad . “ Colonial Hesitation, Appropriation, and Citation: Qāsim Amīn, Empire, and Saying ‘No.’ ” In Colonial Exchanges: Political Theory and the Agency of the Colonized , edited by Hendrix Burke A. and Baumgold Deborah , 180 – 216 . Manchester...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (2): 149–169.
Published: 01 October 2011
... of psychoanalysis (especially as it has been practiced in the critical humanities since the 1960s) and the empirical ambitions of contemporary neuroscience? Or, more enticingly, could there be a rewarding disarticulation of these two projects? It is an important historical touchstone for many of the new neuropsy­...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 71–77.
Published: 01 April 2012
... historians, rightly or wrongly, feel are not available 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...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (1): 4–28.
Published: 01 April 2018
... to as globalization. Theology, Law, and the Construction ofTerritorial Power The demise ofthe universal pretensions ofthe church and the empire in the face of the rise of territorial kingship in the thirteenth century provoked a moment ofintense rivalry between theologians and civil lawyers that was both linguistic...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 157–165.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... ii . 5 Recuperation , a variation on thematizing. A gestural inclusion that seems to welcome theory (usually offered in the preface or introduction or footnotes to an empirical study), only to ignore its implications in the work that follows. So deconstruction becomes a synonym for interpretation...