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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 184–199.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Sara R. Farris Copyright © 2012 University of Illinois Press 2012 Femonationalism and the "Regular" Army of Labor Called Migrant Women SaraR. Farris The First World talces on a role like that of the old-fashioned male in the family-pampered, entitled, unable to cook, clean, or find his socks...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 50–80.
Published: 01 April 2024
... of the “welfare queen” and reveals its underlying logic: it marks Black and impoverished people’s resistance, and the refusal to birth babies and raise children who are docile participants in the kind of labor force sought by capital. The “welfare queen,” generalized to the archipelago as a whole, marks rebellion...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 138–155.
Published: 01 April 2024
... but overlapping legal petitions against the planters who worked to control their labor, this essay seeks to distill a shared battle around Black mothering and to reconsider what it means to mother in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Atlantic world, respectively. In so doing, this essay contributes...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 April 2023
... patronage networks that built on his previous experiences of precarity. Rather than seeing this pandemic as a rupture, the essay argues that it led to an intensification of preexisting labor relations, such as patronage. The COVID-19 pandemic saw contagion, threat, vulnerability, devaluation, and precarity...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 4–33.
Published: 01 April 2022
... proposes that dominant models of binary gender are ineluctably racialized, created by the property regimes and systemic sexual violence of colonial modernity that emerged in the Atlantic World of the eighteenth century—a space defined by the structures of labor, race, sexuality, and capital accumulation...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 156–173.
Published: 01 April 2024
...S. J. Zhang Abstract This article explores how, in 1784 New Orleans, Cecilia Conway—a recaptured maroon woman—asserted that she was pregnant and thereby leveraged the power of her reproductive labor. Her claims about her body briefly slowed down the system of capital punishment activated...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 April 2024
... of the present day. It centers the histories and afterlives of hereditary racial slavery and the radical contestations and refusals of its logics. Overall, it argues that contemporary racial capitalism is always already reproductive. Reproductive labor and the experiences of conception, gestation, parturition...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 108–137.
Published: 01 April 2024
... abroad, in countries such as the United States, India, Nepal, Mexico, and Russia. This resulted in the emergence of a lucrative transnational surrogacy industry in Israel that relies on the reproductive labor power of racialized egg cell providers and surrogates in the global South, East, and North...
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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 (2022) 12 (2): 207–240.
Published: 01 October 2022
... collective bargaining agreements labor management National Basketball Association “The inbounds pass comes in to Jordan. Here’s Michael at the foul line, the shot on [Craig] Ehlo . . . GOOD! THE BULLS WIN IT! THEY WIN IT! They upset the Cleveland Cavaliers! Michael Jordan hits it at the foul line...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 96–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... ofbetter living conditions. Yet just as minimum wage laws attempt to ameliorate the conditions oflow-wage workers, work­ ing communities appear under threat by temporary work, automation, task labor, mass incarceration, deportation, and a host ofother social pressures. Shifts in capital and labor seem...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 20–49.
Published: 01 April 2024
.... In theorizing (re)production in racial capitalism, Spillers compels us to inquire into how the processes of ungendering that she identified and examined have shaped our world and continue to shape the workings of contemporary global markets for (re)productive labor and products. To this end, we must examine how...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 5–30.
Published: 01 April 2011
... to pursue artistic interests indifferent to, or even at odds with, the routines ofcolonial governance and formations of colonial knowledge.Rather, he contributed to the German colonial project at a decisive moment, when expanding labor demands of German firms in New Guinea led to a crisis ofcolonial...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 81–107.
Published: 01 April 2024
... ; Weinbaum, Wayward , Afterlife ; Schwartz ; Turner ; Berry). This literature has made invaluable contributions to the fields of women’s history, labor history, and the historiography of slavery and capitalism, but its tendency to collapse sexual violence into reproductive violence leaves Luke’s...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 271–282.
Published: 01 October 2022
... of manual labor, Mickey attempts one of the sorcerer’s spells to animate a mop to clean the laboratory of its own accord. This ingenious labor-saving scheme, however, quickly goes disastrously wrong as one mop becomes two, then four, then eight, then hundreds of angry mops that turn on the very individual...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 143–170.
Published: 01 October 2014
... and change,"work"-meaning both labor, and, in a technical sense, the energy required to move or transform matter in space, force times distance-because it permitted the nascent discipline ofeconomics, particularly the universalizing mode ofanalysis that became neoclassical economics, to evade...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 78–85.
Published: 01 April 2012
... accounts ofself-annihilation and injury bear analytical significance as they point to a curious paradox that unfolded in the maritime world of labor in the age of an expanding capitalist world market.9 While prompting an unheard ofintensification and acceleration ofthe circulation ofcommodities and people...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 209–232.
Published: 01 October 2018
..., Manufacturing Consent, showed the importance of internal labor markets and what he called the internal state, "whose grievance machine constituted workers with rights and obligations and whose apparatus of collective bargaining coordinated the interests of workersand managers:'7 This analysis wasechoedin 1997...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 122–147.
Published: 01 October 2012
... ofthe story ofexcess. While Freud was concerned with the problem of surplus emotion, with prohibited or excessive feeling, Marx was preoc­ cupied with surplus value. In any society that has evolved beyond the bar­ est subsistence, the collective labor of the population produces more value (more wealth...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 130–147.
Published: 01 April 2011
... critique of the family wage, for instance, called for flexible labor conditions, that deprived women of choice in the face of microcredit schemes designed to integrate them into the market. Feminism's critique ofthe welfare state was echoed in Margaret Thatcher's denunciation ofthe "nanny state:' Macro...