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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 34–59.
Published: 01 April 2022
.... While genocide and nuclear catastrophe oriented the world imagination toward the specter of planetary annihilation, the “final solution” and the atomic bombings also cleave from one another in significant ways. In the space of postwar Europe, the history of the Holocaust is settled: Nazis were...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 April 2017
... riographies ofEurope, in general, and EU historiography more specifically. As for studies of colonialism and postcolonialism, there, too, the colonial roots ofthe European Union remain understudied or even unknown. That Europe asEurope, that is, as a politically, economically, andlegallysanctioned 3 Eurafrica...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2020
... location on the European continent, yet at the periphery of several of Europe’s imperial powers, renders it a suitable candidate for the decolonial project of creolizing Europe. The project contests the prevailing notion of a geographically, culturally, religiously, and racially coherent Europe...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 184–199.
Published: 01 October 2012
... report on women'sinternational migrations argue, "is close to half.'1 The dramaticrise ofthese feminized migration flows is to a great extent due to the increasing demand for workers in the care and domestic industry, with Europe con­ stituting no exception. Nonetheless, the image of the immigrant...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 April 2015
...' ofOrientals serve to highlight the so­ briety and rationality ofOccidental habits: 2 Said concludes that the function ofOrientalism in the twentieth century is as "a code bywhich Europe could interpret both itself and the Orient to itself."3 He tells us while discussing the work ofErnest Renan...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (2): 265–274.
Published: 01 October 2011
... {and Islamophobia) ? In a word, whom do you prefer-women and queers, or blacks and Muslims?2 The tensions between sexual and racial politics are certainly not new; the novelty resides in the context of sexual nationalisms in Europe since the beginning of the twenty-first century. By contrast to the "normative...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 115–142.
Published: 01 October 2014
... including national governments, parliaments, [the] European Parliament, [the] European Commission, [the] Council of Europe and other relevant international bodies:'1 The Prague Declaration contains a list ofdemands, including compensa­ tion for victims.There are also calls for the establishmentofaEuropean...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 October 2019
... understood themselves as "dispossessed, materially and psycho­ logically" and thus turned to the task ofrestoring the colonized to "full self­ possession:'2 In this problem- space, empire, knowledge, and emancipatory politics were intertwined in the sense that the "discrepancy between Europe's (mis...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 187–207.
Published: 01 October 2020
... community, obscuring their historical relationships with culturally similar but linguistically distinct groups. Neglecting relationships with European and Ottoman Jews and certain traveling groups in Central Europe that the Roma had forged through daily life and common interests distorts Romani history...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 April 2015
... in the Nineteenth Century. . . . Max Muller in his Lectures on the Science of Language (1861-64) and GustlllJe Dugat in his Histoire des orientalistes de [Europe du XII au XIX siecle (1868-70) do not mentionRenan at all; . . . {Nor for that matter does]James Darmesteter's Essais Orientaux (1883)-whosefirst item...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 148–168.
Published: 01 October 2012
..., as for Bauer, the Jewish Question was the site, in Anne Norton's apt formulation, "where 14 9 Emancipation and Equality post-Enlightenment Europe confronted the specter oftheology in the ques­ tion ofcitizenship:'7 But Marx addressed the more general issue ofemanci­ pation in these terms: Thestateabolishes...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 119–151.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., Hunters 95–100, on the cognate case of the Kow Swamp skeletons). In Europe, the so-called “prehistoric” remains of humans have usually not been subject to the norm systems that otherwise govern the processing of the dead. Rather, prehistoric remains by default can be treated as mere objects...
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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 (2018) 8 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 April 2018
... religious traditions and modern state law in Christian and what is best understood as a post-Christian Europe -that is, in a Europe whose secular law remains deeply informed by its history of Christian ways ofreading religious difference. It is common today to discuss these tensions in terms ofthe inclusion...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 253–278.
Published: 01 October 2021
... . Cairo : Dār al-Shurūq , 1988 . Anidjar Gil . The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2003 . Asad Talal . “ Europe against Islam: Islam in Europe .” Muslim World 87 , no. 2 ( 1997 ): 183 – 95 . doi.org/10.1111/j.1478–1913.1997...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 67–83.
Published: 01 April 2020
... counted for very little in Europe. “How else can one explain that men have carried on in spite of the vicissitudes of insecurity, discomfort, family separation etc?” They may have been at the apex of localized racial hierarchies within a strictly tiered plantation labor regime, but outside of the colonies...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2022
... a certain specific, dominant, historical sensibility. Carola Dietze describes this notion of history as a product of European modernity and modernization, whereby “Europe” becomes a signifier for “the concept of political modernity and the narratives of nation-building, rationalization, secularization...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 241–269.
Published: 01 October 2022
... such as “labor” and “human” which, though formulated in Europe, were taken as sufficient—indeed uniquely capable—of articulating non-European “heterotemporal horizons” outside of European “political modernity” ( Provincializing xvii, xii ). By presuming the capacity to competently translate other ways...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (2): 203–212.
Published: 01 October 2019
... with the historical sun of theory, the Subject of Europe! HereSpivak suggests that, in order to analyze the workings ofpower in the production ofthe subject, Foucault conflates the individual and the subject and thus reintroduces the undivided subject, precisely the subject he aims to critique. Moreover, as she...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 27–54.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., has questioned the presumed unity of "humanitarian sentiment:' From her point of view, the explana­ tory proposals welded together over a decades-long research discussion have sidelined issues-e.g. temperance, or causes to do with specifically female agency-and spaces-e.g. continental Europe almost...