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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 140–145.
Published: 01 April 2020
... intellectual inquiries” (169). The other common mistake is the “misattribution” of his “generational location” by placing him among the first generation of postcolonial black Britons. “I was formed by 1938,” a year of mass strikes and labor rebellions in Jamaica, Hall writes (44). “The year 1938 . . . locates...
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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): 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 (2020) 10 (1): 67–83.
Published: 01 April 2020
...’ strikes, the British began to reduce rebellions to externally driven, communist-inspired chaos in their narratives. For example, a government report titled “Labour Troubles” in June 1950 noted the extent to which British plantation owners felt they were on the back foot as labor actions reached...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 October 2020
... at Three Mile River estate. Bought by Joseph Foster Barham I in 1786 for £90, together with her parents & siblings, at age 20. At Mesopotamia, she worked in the 1st Field Gang ages 20–52, enduring 33 years of very hard labor. Baptized into the Moravian Church in 1815 at age 50. Baptismal name: Ann Mary...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 April 2020
... the chief owners of land” (216). In Black Reconstruction , Du Bois noted that it was through landed possession that slaveholders ultimately created new forms of black dispossession. He wrote, “Emancipation left the planters poor, and with no method of earning a living, except by exploiting black labor...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 129–134.
Published: 01 April 2020
... politics. The rebellions in 1938 may have marked the birth of modern Jamaican politics, but the inability of the major political parties (Norman Manley’s People’s National Movement and Alexander Bustamante’s Jamaican Labour Party) to speak for that darker multitude allowed what Hall calls “vernacular lived...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 141–165.
Published: 01 October 2023
..., it was underwritten by two sources. The first was a guarantee from the Crown of moneys from taxes raised from goods extracted from Indigenous lands, often using enslaved labor from Africa. The second was a promise of ongoing funding from the Brafferton Estate, a trust created after the death of Sir Robert Boyle...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2023
... engagements with archives of labor, translation, and disease. The essays assemble archival traces and ethnographies that route their concerns through a transnational South Asia and Middle East to think through the challenges posed by the presentism and/or temporality of the current pandemic crisis. Dwaipayan...
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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 (2014) 4 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2014
..., tact, often with some talent, and showed real knowledge ofthe questions they addressed:'5 The topic, for several weeks, had been women's labor and ways of getting their wages increased. Two months ofsuch meetings had ensued: they were orderly, statistical exposes on women's wages to which the press...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 146–151.
Published: 01 April 2020
... no exception. It pains me greatly that he wasn’t able to read what has finally been submitted in his name” (xvii). Not only do Schwarz’s reflections give us insight into the process of intellectual laboring that marked Stuart Hall’s larger body of work, but they also offer an important framing for approaching...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (2): 198–204.
Published: 01 October 2013
... their labor power according to conditions fixed by a stronger party; if they do so voluntarily it is because they have no other option. I do not think that these applications of the concept of self-ownership inhere in the concept itself. Indeed, in the second case, exploitation stems from the unfair condi­...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 101–121.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., national media reported that migrant workers drove up infection rates in the country ( DW ). Authorities and private firms subsequently used the pandemic to justify antimigrant labor practices. Where companies imposed pay cuts and fired non-Saudi employees at will, the regime facilitated the deportation...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 April 2011
... that existing academic organizations ofknowledge are objectively indefensible.5 Hyperspecialization and professionalization, tenure, narrow modes of recognition and the need for a graduate student labor force together maintain a system directly at odds with the teaching and research needed bythisworld...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (2): 212–219.
Published: 01 October 2013
... difference enjoyed jurisprudential sanction.3 That fact led to the years of labored effort drawing tragicomic distinctions between "acts" on the one hand and "status" on the other. Only theologians or lawyers could have conjured such a mad scheme ofthings as a "solution" for the world of diverse bodies...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 127–132.
Published: 01 April 2023
... were the frontline workers during the pandemic, as the Grade IV jobs in municipalities and hospitals are overwhelmingly taken up by the lower castes, since the practice is consistent with historical caste-based labor that reserved menial jobs for the lowest castes. While the state eulogized...
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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 (2023) 13 (2): 166–191.
Published: 01 October 2023
... to the space of the so-called New World. After noting how “external forces rush to reclaim, rename, and reappropriate the culture and the intellectual labour we give birth to,” Thomas also describes a cyclical tendency toward creative eruption and then an almost mechanistic, forced slowing down...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Brandt. 2 See, for example, International Labour Organization; Oxfam International; International Crisis Group; Mundy; UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. 3 How much of this was state sponsored and how much the initiative of wealthy Saudi citizens is not altogether clear...