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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 (2018) 8 (2): 140–176.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Andrew Zimmerman Copyright © 2018 University of Illinois Press 2018 Guinea Sam Nightingale and Magic Marx in Civil War Missouri: Provincializing Global History and Decolonizing Theory Andrew Zimmerman Sometime in the 1850s, Guinea Sam Nightingale was shot from a cannon in West Africa, landing...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 130–147.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Ӧzlem Aslan; Zeynep Gambetti Copyright © 2011 University of Illinois Press 2011 Provincializing Fraser's History: Feminism and Neoliberalism Revisited {JzlemAslan and Zeynep Gambetti In "Feminism, Capitalism and the Cunning ofHistory;' recently published in the NewLeftReview, Nancy Fraser...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 April 2011
... Copyright © 2011 University of Illinois Press 2011 Introducing History ofthe Present History ofthePresent is a journal devoted to history as a critical endeavor. Its aim is twofold: to create a space in which scholars can reflect on the role history plays in establishing categories...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 157–165.
Published: 01 April 2020
... where history does and does not “make sense,” and this is the opening to interpretative and political innovation . ■ iii . 10 Critical history aims to understand the existing world in order to question the givens of our present so as to create openings for other possible worlds. iii...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 146–151.
Published: 01 April 2020
... itself to and arguably distinguishes itself in the ways that it engages with the archive as a site of recovery, I find that Hall’s sense of the project of Familiar Stranger as reflected in the text pushes us to think differently about the relationship between history and/as recovery. What does it mean...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 176–182.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of Physiology 47 ( 1914 ): 460 – 74 . Beer Stafford . Management Science: The Business Use of Operations Research . Garden City, NY : Doubleday , 1968 . Clubb Jerome M. , and Allen Howard . “ Computers and Historical Studies .” Journal of American History 54 , no. 3 ( 1967...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 172–175.
Published: 01 April 2020
... history. If the task of the critical historian, in Benjamin’s words, is “to seize hold of a memory as it flashes up at a moment of danger,” then it is only by contemplating our own disappearance, or stated differently, our own death, within a moment of danger that the historian can seize the past...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 166–168.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Indrani Chatterjee Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Kleinberg, Scott, and Wilder’s call for a closer relationship between critical thinking and history writing ( iii .1– iii .10) so closely resonates with my own training in postcolonial Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru Universities...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Andrew Zimmerman Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 The “Theses on Theory and History” call, crucially, for a two-way relationship between history and theory, for “theoretically grounded history and historically grounded theory”: history grounded by theory, not merely decorated...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 187–207.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., and ethnographers delegitimized the languages of the “Strangers,” along with the cultures and histories that these languages expressed. The erasure of Strangers from modern historiography was nearly total. Second, the category of Strangers was transformed in the wake of the Holocaust as Roma activists drew on Nazi...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 253–278.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and exemplars through the prism of liberalism and toleration. These three moves take Islam out of history. The dislocation of Islam winds through three disciplinary moments that track political theory’s investments in philology, teleology, and philosophy. The article concludes by pointing toward critical...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 80–102.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Max Cavitch Abstract Psychoanalysis is often wrongly perceived to be uninterested in history. Yet, as the most comprehensive and sophisticated basis for the exploration of human consciousness, the field of psychoanalysis, from its inception to the present, has continued to offer unprecedented...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Brian Connolly Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. The relationship between psychoanalysis and history has long been a vexed one. Indeed, in Freud’s writings...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 183–206.
Published: 01 October 2022
... of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte to condemn Macron as a reincarnation of the ever- petit Louis Napoleon, like evoking brown shirts and Poujade, involves citation of a figure from the dustbin of history to belittle or condemn those one finds annoying today. After telling the reader that, no worries...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Hana Sleiman hs624@cam.ac.uk Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Palestinian women tell each other history in the form of cautionary tales. Whether in oral history interviews or over an otherwise pleasant afternoon coffee with the family, recollections of the past come...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 166–191.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Lou Cornum Abstract This article contextualizes growing interest in futurity and minoritarian futures as connected to movements in speculative fiction, particularly Afrofuturism and Indigenous futurism, and the ways in which this genre reimagines both history and futures. These developments...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 119–151.
Published: 01 October 2021
... to be achieved in and by historical discourse. At least some of the more conceptually profound challenges that accounts of “deep history”—of very distant pasts—pose to historical discourse have to do with pursuits of this norm. Historical theory has the potential of responding to some of these challenges...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 31–39.
Published: 01 April 2023
... Is a Pandemic? ” Journal of Infectious Disease 200 , no. 7 ( 2009 ): 1019 – 20 . Oldstone Michael B. A. Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future . New York : Oxford University Press , 2010 . Rheinberger Hans-Jörg . An Epistemology of the Concrete: Twentieth Century...
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