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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 241–269.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Philip Balboni; Henry Clements Abstract This article seeks to clarify how scholarship in postcolonial studies and new ontology (the “ontological turn”) has construed the problem of modernity as a problem of translation. Drawing on resources from the field of secular studies, it suggests...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 283–297.
Published: 01 October 2022
... assumptions and the all-encompassing claims of neostructuralist critique ( “Complicating” 590 ). While “ontological” frameworks offer serious structural analyses of how racialization operates as a hierarchical division of “human, not-quite-human, and non-human” subjects, the circulation of racial categories...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 119–151.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Henning Trüper Abstract This article proposes a re-reading of what inclusion into the sphere of the historical actually means in modern European historical discourse. It argues that this re-reading permits challenging a powerful but problematic norm of ontological homogeneity as something...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 166–168.
Published: 01 April 2020
...” the ontologies posited by and in the colonial archives, but they need to construct an alternative philosophical perch from which to examine the colonial epistemological-ontological, as well as construct alternative meanings of those ontologies described and acted upon by colonial officials. Keeping nondualist...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 April 2019
... in the differentiation would be neglected, forgotten. -Luce Irigaray After Luce Irigary's definitive dissection of Freud's ontology of sexual dif­ ference in Speculum ofthe Other Woman, who would be so ballsy as to return to the topic?1 Who would bother to reconsider the way that Freud's texts recapitulate...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 209–222.
Published: 01 October 2021
... is absolute violence and terror. Truth’s question, then, also carries a demand for a differential category of “woman,” a feminist solidarity whose ground cannot be laid on a physical distinction between men and women (a distinction being underscored today with new, ontologizing force) nor on the notion...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2022
... into a frightening anthropogenic future. The vision, in other words, always limited to a few “Moderns” even if globalized and performed as if for many, was always already colored by the anxieties and neurotic symptoms of the colonialist viewer. Glissant’s hypothesis allows us to bring into view a hidden ontological...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... 169 Rabindranath Tagore and WE.B. Du Bois Tagore's interpretationofthenew conceptionhada clear ontological component: each civilization or people possessed a readily identifiable spiritual core, a set of qualities which constituted its unique "contribution" to the "weal of mankind:'15 Unsurprisingly...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (1): 63–86.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of the present in the anthropocene into a form of mythic historicity.26 The consequence of such a cosmic connection, Adamo's work on natural history makes clear, is to put the neo-ontology of belonging in the place of a true critique of the present.The grand reconciliation that Big History promises is better...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 176–182.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., the latter becoming itself an attribute of the mind. . . . In the concept of mind-in-itself, consciousness has ontologically justified and perpetuated privilege by making it independent of the social principle by which it is constituted” (243). Drawing theoretical inspiration from “Theses on Theory...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (1): 97–113.
Published: 01 April 2014
... what she de­ scribes as modern sovereignty's "God-like" characteristics. "Ontologically;' she writes, "sovereignty is the unmoved mover. Epistemologically, it is a priori. As a power, it is supreme, unified, unaccountable, and generative. It is the source, condition, and protector of civic life...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 133–145.
Published: 01 October 2016
... ofcaptivity and enslavement exacerbate thepressure andgravity ofsuch questions. There is not one extant autobiographicalna"ative ofafemalecaptive who survived the Middle Passage.w Here the urgent, ontological and epistemological questions that begin this passage-questions addressed to what Hartman early...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 80–102.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., and its tides of regret and longing have become tsunamis, straining the material resources of the planet along with the conceptual resources of semantics, epistemology, and metaphysics. In the field of history, one of the reactions to these conceptual strains has been a resurgence of ontological...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 169–186.
Published: 01 October 2015
... patterns into the unfolding processes of biological life. Jewett thereby foregrounds not her heroine's queer subjectivity, but rather her queer ontology, emphasiz­ ing a state of being that stems from and functions within both human and nonhuman influences, constraints, and growth trajectories. Jewett...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 April 2015
... that they could only exist as a binary in a hierarchy that structured their inequality a priori. Also, in this last invocation he seems to present Orientalism and Occidentalism as ontologies and epistemologies that are not connected to institutions of power-including economic, military, so­ cial, ideological...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 April 2015
... the strangesecret oftheSemite, in other words, is to grasp the multipleprocesses that work concomitantly to constitute its alterity. In this respect, the ontologically indeterminate, median phenomenon of the Semite is constantly referring back to its primitive origins, reconstituted by the philologist, who...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 140–145.
Published: 01 April 2020
... alternatives,” such as “fantasy of a return to reconstituted one-ness” (198–99) or transcendence of the colonial past. Hall’s is a phenomenological rather than an ontological conception of diaspora. Though “identity has necessarily been a political issue . . . both in the Caribbean and in Britain” (248...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 113–129.
Published: 01 April 2011
... to the point of immunity to such modes. What are these modes as they potentially bear on political science? There are, to begin with, developed practices of epistemological and ontological reflexivity that would permit appreciation of the unstable, culturally variable and indeterminate nature...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 122–128.
Published: 01 April 2020
...?) is purportedly a quotation from a student’s writing and McNeill’s reaction to it: “‘Discursively imbricated ontologies’ . . . Hunh? The student who wrote this phrase is set to graduate this month. . . . I suspect he has no more idea what his words mean than I do—and I haven’t the vaguest” (5). From his aerie...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 157–165.
Published: 01 April 2020
... disciplinary journals typically work to reproduce what counts as professional common sense, reaffirm guild solidarity, and reproduce boundaries between insiders and outsiders. i . 4 Lying behind this fetishism of method is an unquestioned allegiance to “ontological realism.” Central...