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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Peo Hansen; Stefan Jonsson Copyright © 2017 University of Illinois Press 2017 Eurafrica Incognita: The Colonial Origins ofthe European Union Peo Hansen and StefanJonsson 1. At the EU Africa Summit in Lisbon on December 8-9, 2007, the European Union and 53 African states adopted the Lisbon...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 152–192.
Published: 01 October 2021
... within the crucible of the swadeshi movement, are both “the masses” (a populist political subject) as well as the anticipated citizens of a future sovereign democracy. To distinguish the Tamil conjuncture from the histories of European populism, Part I outlines the political implications of public...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 119–151.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Henning Trüper Abstract This article proposes a re-reading of what inclusion into the sphere of the historical actually means in modern European historical discourse. It argues that this re-reading permits challenging a powerful but problematic norm of ontological homogeneity as something...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 67–83.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of deep contestation in which estate workers were organizing to reinvigorate the unfulfilled goals of anticolonial struggles. Reading this moment through the anxieties of European planters in the British archive, this article argues that these struggles deeply disturbed the localized racial labor order...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Manuela Boatcă; Anca Parvulescu Abstract This article analyzes the differences and overlaps between the dynamics of coloniality and inter-imperiality that have shaped Transylvania since the sixteenth century vis-à-vis neighboring European peripheries and shifting cores, zooming in on how...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 187–207.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Kristina L. Richardson Abstract This essay proposes that the invisibility of so-called Gypsies in Middle Eastern and Central Asian historiography derives from two linked phenomena. First, the work of nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and North American philologists, medievalists...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 4–33.
Published: 01 April 2022
... that developed in and around the first factories of the modern world, namely, the sugar plantations of the colonial Caribbean. The article links Freud’s own economic and intellectual history to the production of capital and the theft of land and labor in the Caribbean by way of the central European trade...
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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 (2012) 2 (2): 184–199.
Published: 01 October 2012
..., and homosexuals from the perils they encounter in the banlieues, to the Italian Northern League's and the British National Party's recurrent attacks against immigrants, to widespread claims that the entrance of a supposedly Muslim Turkey in Europe constitutes a threat for European women, to Geert Wilders's...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 115–142.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Kristen Ghodsee A Tale of "Two Totalitarianisms": The Crisis ofCapitalism and the Historical Memory ofCommunism Kristen Ghodsee On June 3, 2008, a group of conservative EasternEuropean politicians and intellectuals signed the Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism in the Czech...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 5–30.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Andrew Zimmerman Copyright © 2011 University of Illinois Press 2011 Primitive Art, Primitive Accumulation, and the Origin ofthe Work ofArt in German New Guinea Andrew Zimmerman One of the most important ways that European artists created an identifi­ ably modern art was by turning...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (1): 88–116.
Published: 01 April 2018
... evoked an imperial, Eurocentric order of the world, which the exhibition both represented and provoked. Its pavilions aimed to represent the splendor of European supremacy over the rest of the world.6 This framing of the exhibition as "international" did not designate the re ­ lationship between states...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Press , 2011 . Moravánszky Ákos . Competing Visions: Aesthetic Invention and Social Imagination in Central European Architecture, 1867–1918 . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press , 1998 . Morrison Heather . “ Dressing Angelo Soliman .” Eighteenth-Century Studies 44 , no. 3 ( 2011...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 April 2020
... imperialism, the UAE’s imperial formation might be better understood as Empire in the sense of Hardt and Negri. As we know, both Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been eager consumers of state-of-the-art fighter planes and other weaponry that they have bought from the United States and its European allies...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 193–208.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of intertwined histories and genealogies. Visual representations of the temple dating back to the eighteenth century that were sketched, engraved, or photographed by European visitors show us that the temple was open to visitors at the time. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, because the Nile River...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (2): 265–274.
Published: 01 October 2011
... become a defining fea- ture of European politics in the context of anti - immigration policies: this explains the interest manifested by many scholars and activists in North America in the developments on this side of the Atlantic. What happened that made us enter the Europe of sexual nationalisms, whose...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of languages into families, and, mostimportantly, the rejection ofthe divine origins oflanguage byphilology. How the Arab and the Jew came to exist outside the discourse of European anti-Semitism, as well as philology's invention ofthe category ofthe Semite, is not to demand that one return to a state prior...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... For one thing is clear about the body of texts identified by the term theory : they begin with a set of European philosophers, maybe Paul Ricoeur’s “masters of suspicion”—Marx, Nietzsche, Freud—or maybe some other list (32–33). If we generalize this European thought as universal, we do not merely repeat...
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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 (2021) 11 (2): 253–278.
Published: 01 October 2021
... . The Invention of World Religions: Or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2005 . Netherby . “ Mohammed and Mohammedanism .” Primitive Methodist Magazine ( 1878 ): 18–21, 82 – 87 . Norton Anne . On the Muslim Question...