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History of the Present (2018) 8 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Shai Joshua Lavi Copyright © 2018 University of Illinois Press 2018 Our Food is Our Bond: A History of Jewish and Muslim Animal Slaughter and Post-Christian Social Science ShaiJoshua Lavi Introduction According to a generally accepted, albeit at times controversial etymol­ ogy, the terms law...
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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 (2023) 13 (1): 40–44.
Published: 01 April 2023
... in perpetual and intensified precarity. Days of waiting turned into weeks and months. Hamid returned to his village to sustain himself. Others, forced to remain in city centers, relied on their kin in villages for sustenance, both food and cash. A dramatic reversal unfolded as the village became a social...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 96–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., as in the present moment, happened in an epistemological key: what is, what is true, collapses into what matters. Organization ofMatter "A worker needs a wage that lets him live from his work. He cannot produce without consuming. Whoever employs a worker owes him food and upkeep, or an equivalent wage...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of the Coalition in the Yemen War: Aerial Bombardment and Food War . Somerville, MA : World Peace Foundation , 2018 . sites.tufts.edu/reinventingpeace/files/2018/10/Strategies-of-Coalition-in-Yemen-War-Final-20181005.pdf . Oxfam International . “ Yemen’s Shattered Food Economy and Its Desperate Toll...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 11–19.
Published: 01 April 2023
... these phrases, alarm, disappointment, fear, and catastrophe fall invisibly. Now the pandemic, hospitals, and sudden deaths are woven in with military reprisals, arrests, prisoners in terrible conditions, and economic collapse as Sri Lanka runs out of dollars and food prices rise dramatically. Since February...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (1): i–iv.
Published: 01 April 2018
...@historyofthepresent.org. VOLUME EIGHT, NUMBER ONE, SPRING 2018 History ofthe Present LAW AT THE INTERSECTION OF THEORY AND HISTORY Special Issue edited by Marianne Constable and Sylvia Schafer 1 Law ofNations and the "Conflict ofthe Faculties" Martti Koskenniemi 4 Our Food is Our Bond: A History ofJewish and Muslim...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 143–170.
Published: 01 October 2014
... and social policy, he did understand it implicitly, for he paid his employees in food. He used the way of seeing the relation of food and work that gained expression in the science ofthe calorie in his campaign to reduce the people 15 8 HISTORY ofthe PRESENT who worked on his plantations to mechanisms...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 84–112.
Published: 01 April 2011
... and less painful than death in the wild. Lions dining on the guts of a live animal is much worse in my opinion. The animals we raise for food would have never lived at all ifwe had not raised them. . . . We owe animals a decent life and a painless death:'4 Ifone pauses to reflect on all this, however...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of darkness; the shelf-life of food, purchased at black-market rates, before it rots in refrigerators transformed into de facto pantries; the cycle of breaking news that nothing has changed. These crises overlap with the individual and mundane pain of everyday life, of elderly sick parents and hearts broken...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 October 2015
... through both bodies and the biosphere.20 Indeed, earth scientists used the radioactive signatures of strontium-go and cesium-131 to map a vast range of process, including weather systems, food chains, and environmental complexity in the early Cold War period.21 The planetary is emergent in these processes...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 27–30.
Published: 01 April 2023
... a collective possibility of a different world. Despite their lack of resources—the continuous violations of poverty—and despite being marked as polluted and untouchable, Dalits continued to work and sustain life in the very moment of the pandemic. As domestic household servants, as food delivery employees...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 53–79.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., this yearning and tendency are now said to be no different from all our other intense desires that turn into strong attachments—to food, sex, companions, and more. If those who are diagnosed with addiction may benefit from special treatment, this does not render their condition unusual or strange. Addiction...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 52–56.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of rail between Brazzaville and the Atlantic coast. This cost the lives of tens of thousands of Africans, killed by mistreatment, starvation, and disease. 3 In particular, the history of food insecurity deserves greater attention. It is revealing that the Arabic term which comes to refer to crisis...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2012
... and drifting leaves: pale yellow grass grew in through cracks in the walls; snails clustered under the waterpipes" (38). An apple orchard K scavenges for food is "overgrown with grass and weeds. Worm-eaten fruit lay everywhere underfoot. . . Everywhere was sign ofneglect" (39). The main house on the farm...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 176–182.
Published: 01 April 2020
...,” I contend that history— its sociality and its pressures—as much if not more so than any neuron or neural network, best explains why we so readily defer to data or how, in McCulloch’s words, “we desire anything—either physically, as we want food and drink or a woman and a bed, or mentally, as we...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 155–183.
Published: 01 October 2016
... they called the General Economy. Everyone worked for the community and received, in return, not wages but the necessities of life (food, clothing and shelter) as well as free and equal access to a fully socialized system of education, health care, child care, and care for the elderly. Although the Moravians...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 45–51.
Published: 01 April 2023
... and traces how this intransigence derailed Ottoman efforts to enact strict quarantine regulations. He also argues that episodes of resistance were directed not toward quarantine per se but toward the prolonged delays and harsh conditions, which ran the gamut from lack of food, potable water, adequate shelter...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 138–155.
Published: 01 April 2024
... that he had “known of deaths from want of food, children being the chief sufferers. It is a common circumstance for fathers to refuse to support their illegitimate children; others emigrate leaving them in a state of destitution, their mothers thus having to attend to them and being prevented from making...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 50–80.
Published: 01 April 2024
... for them is less available for other kinds of labor. On the other hand, capitalism ultimately needs another generation of workers, birthed, socialized, and ready to serve up fast food, clean homes, punch a time clock, or head out to the fields. The discourse of the “welfare queen” marks this space...