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History of the Present (2016) 6 (1): 63–86.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Casey Shoop Copyright © 2016 University of Illinois Press 2016 The Bones in the Concept: Big History, Theodor Adorno and Second Nature Casey Shoop With the evidence more or less in on the precarious climatological state of the planet, the desire for universal history, as the popular press...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2012
... orglobalwarming;' has both effected anddemandsa collapse ofthe long-standing divisionbetween human and natural history.1 Where it has been the enduring conviction of the historical profession that the proper study ofhistory begins at precisely the point at which human life organizes and separates itselffrom...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 169–186.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Travis M. Foster Copyright © 2015 University of Illinois Press 2015 Jewett's Natural History ofSexuality TravisM. Foster Sarah Orne Jewett's1884 bildungsroman,A Country Doctor, can be summed up quickly. On the cusp ofdeath, an alcoholic mother returns to her hometown and leaves her infant...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 53–79.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., war, or criminal justice. This article seeks to revise that dominant characterization. In fact, the medicalization trend is only one part of a broader discursive shift, in which addiction has been normalized as a form of attachment and conduct—rendered ordinary, even predictable or natural...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 183–206.
Published: 01 October 2022
... issues of the revolutions of 1789, 1848, and 1871 on the nature and practice of democracy in France. All translations are my own unless otherwise stated. 1 Eribon, Louis, and Ernaux found a kindred soul in Pierre Bourdieu, the son of a postal worker, whose work was informed by the trans-class...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 207–240.
Published: 01 October 2022
... a salary cap to regain control over players’ remuneration. This not only raised revenue but assimilated its growing population of African American players to traditional workplace norms that simultaneously attempted to counter racist stereotypes about their “natural” talents and legitimized ideas...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 193–208.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of Art in New York City. The structural nature of a history of the present comes into view only when one is able to discern multiple histories, presents, categories, and objects layered together within the palimpsest of history. There are also the racialized intellectual and material archives...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 96–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... materialists insisted that general laws ofnature, especially those ofphysics and chemistry, applied to all forms ofmatter. Matter was a unitary substance, eternally abundant and eternally consistent. Matter-a unified substance obeying universal natural laws-was all that ever existed.2 Scientific materialists...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 241–269.
Published: 01 October 2022
... was to learn how to translate differences into or through such concepts, showing the nature and comparability of such differences in relation to a (universal) common denominator or “third term” (71). Chakrabarty’s argument emerged from, and was a provocative encapsulation of, much of the postcolonial...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (1): 87–103.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., those who have thought about the nature ofhistoricalstudies havelaboredunder the stigma ofthe Cartesian condem­ nation:'3 For our purposes, we can look to the enunciation ofthis "Cartesian condemnation" as the moment where, for historians, "science" took up the position of the timeless universal...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (2): 198–204.
Published: 01 October 2013
... acknowledges. The contribution of C arole Pateman lies precisely iri pointing out that omission, and the consequent inconsistencies and rationalizations ofmainstream political theory, which did not simply neglect women's oppression, but implicitly assumed that it was a natural fact sustaining the whole...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (1): 4–28.
Published: 01 April 2018
... past but apparently no present theologians? And what about utterances by non-Christian theologians? At a time when (Christian) theology was regarded as the queen ofsciences, it was natural to include religious ideas as fundamental for law as well. But when did that end? And ifit did end for Christians...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 April 2019
... ofCritical History, Vol.9, No.1, Spring 2019 Copyright© 2019 University of Illinois Press A "Special"Difference Foucault also provides a critical genealogy ofhow Augustine appropriates the concept libido to reinscribe the "fallen nature" ofsex within the sacred precincts ofChristian marriage: "the libido...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 84–112.
Published: 01 April 2011
... herselfsees no contradiction whatsoever between the humane treatment of animals and their slaughter. For her, a humane death is a form ofkindness: "I am often asked how I can care about animals and be involved in their slaughter. People forget that nature can be harsh. Death at the slaughter plant is quicker...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 5–30.
Published: 01 April 2011
... to the "overwrought [i.iberziichtete], pale, decadent works of art" of his European contemporaries.6 Such an interest in the "artistic expressions ofthe natural people" ("Kun­ sto.uflerungen der Naturviilker challenged not only European artistic practice but also contemporary anthropology and, more broadly, German...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 October 2011
... nationalism is a nineteenth-century field, held together by assumptions of biological de­ terminism.It is a field from which a host of naturalized and racialized cat­ egories and characters emerged.One of these was the homosexual, whose sexuality was assumed to be both determined from deepwithinthe body...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 271–282.
Published: 01 October 2022
...: the crisis-prone nature of capitalism. “A society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange,” wrote Marx, “is like the sorcerer who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells” (478). Walt Disney, a well-known adversary...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 109–136.
Published: 01 October 2015
... of1789-"men are born and remain free and equal in rights"-nor the assertion ofthe Declaration ofi793-"all men are equal by nature and before the law"-define a metahistorical content but rather one that is political and historical.2 Affirming that men areequal by naturemeans reinventing nature in two...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (1): 88–116.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., remain uncharted. This word was "inter­ national:' Coined by Jeremy Bentham, international named a new branch of law that had until then been represented under the term "law ofnations; or iusgentium, the legal tradition associated with natural law. This new coinage corresponded to Bentham's broader...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 148–168.
Published: 01 October 2012
... their own fashion, namely as private property, education, occupation, and to manifest their particular nature. Far.from abolishing these effective diff erences, it only exists so fitasruans tihveeyrsaareliptryeosunplypionseodp;pitoissitcioonnstcoiotuhsesofe ebleeimngeantps.o8litical stateand it manifests...