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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 (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): 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 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 April 2020
... from Field Marshal Gideon Ernst von Laudon’s spoils of war on the outskirts of Vienna. Utilizing Anthony Vidler’s concept of “warped space,” the article explores Laudon’s garden as an exemplary form of imperial space. It then proceeds to argue that imperial capitalism continued to produce warped spaces...
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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 (2014) 4 (1): 75–96.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of torture under the Spanish imperial legal code. Calderon's case against Picton thus articulated diverse imperial worlds, and its interimperial scenography placed peculiar interpretive pressures on the British court. The case not only involved the negotiation ofthe quotidian incoherence attending any legal...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 122–137.
Published: 01 April 2017
... in relation to French neocolonialism [Iafra nrafrique] , and the spread of private military corporations in the neoliberal post-Cold War present.It was to be an inquiry into the afterlives of empire that traced a genealogy of post-democratic state forms in relation to international law and new imperial...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 84–112.
Published: 01 April 2019
... events, meanings, and memory of French imperialism and decolonization in Algeria. While this investigation may not offer evidence in favor of a specific legal outcome for victims, an analysisofthe representation oftesting during and after this period exposes structures ofrepression and elision that have...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Hari Ramesh Copyright © 2019 University of Illinois Press 2019 The Politics of Peoples in Rabindranath Tagore and W.E.B. Du Bois Hari Ramesh We have come to understand twentieth century decolonization through the lens ofa complex set ofrelationships between imperialism, knowledge...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 April 2015
... for allegedly being "anti­ Western" as opposed to being an analysis of how the Occident/West came to be.17 He would later make the mistake, including in a 2003 new preface to Orienta/ism, of falling into the unfortunate trap of a liberal equivalence between Orientalist-inspired imperial jingoism in the United...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (1): 65–82.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and madeevidentinSaid'sidentification ofOrientalism as a problem ofhistorical objectivity. That is to say, Orientalism is for Said an objective matter-one of actuality along with representational possibility, and we see this worked out in his extensive treatment of the relationship between imperial sovereignty and imperial economic...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 33–58.
Published: 01 April 2017
... within the framework of a distinct notion of imperial citizenship. But reading back­ wards from the Gandhi who was to be is a less than justifiable historical method. So, for instance, Partha Chatterjee speaks about the fundamental critique of"bourgeois society" in HindSwaraj; he reads it as a text...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 146–151.
Published: 01 April 2020
... an unarticulated historical experience. Throughout the discussion, Hall is careful to underscore the work that the disavowal of race and empire actually does in serving, itself, as an agent in the proliferation of imperial and postcolonial violence. Pointing to examples including the Mau Mau rebellion, the Notting...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 140–145.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Marc Matera Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 This is, nevertheless, a personal history and should not be taken as representative of the history of decolonization in the imperial metropole. As Hall notes, “The full extent of the presence of the myriad of colonials in London...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2013
... Japanese nationals and JapaneseAmer­ icans from the internment camps were at the crossroads of the ambitions of two aspiring imperial powers utilizing the language of nation-states to challenge the authority of the other. Japan demanded a one-to-one exact exchange for the white American hostages, knowing...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 April 2017
... offurther solidifying not only the Nobel Committee's basic premise, but also the Brussels-promoted image of 2 HISTORY ofthe PRESENT the EU as an organization with an almost immaculate historical origin and purpose, far removed from the ugly imperial and national worlds ofpower politics and crude interest...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 71–77.
Published: 01 April 2012
... for scholars who want to dramatize British imperialism or whatever other histories they are enthralled by.4 That category, "historical fiction;' is itselfan interesting one. The disci­ plines ofhistory and literature were segregated out in the sifting mechanisms ofinstitutionalizing university curricula...
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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 (2019) 9 (1): 55–83.
Published: 01 April 2019
... liberalism, slavery, colonialism, and imperial trade under Anglo-American dominance across Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, we suggest such intimacies can also be found in discourses of precolonial Koreans and othercoloniallyvulnerablepeoples...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (1): 4–28.
Published: 01 April 2018
... that Vitoria was a theologian concerned with penance and absolution. His utterances were nevertheless part of the process ofjustifying Spanish imperial expansion and justifying imperial expansion is something with which international law ought to be concerned. This would be a logical response, but also one...