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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Anjali Arondekar; Sherene Seikaly The pandemic histories contained within this issue do not settle into any easy geopolitics. Rather we have chosen to curate contributions that repeat and rupture the weight of pandemic forms, that challenge racialized misrecognitions, and that invite new modes...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 71–86.
Published: 01 April 2023
... with the language of threat and contagion. This essay charts a complex geopolitical reordering across the Global South, one not always mediated by the West. nmahajan@ucsc.edu Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Indian Ocean patronage maritime labor dhow trade pandemic forms...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 57–70.
Published: 01 April 2023
... me return finally to where I began: to the mystery of the missing 1918 pandemic. The imagination of its absence assumes that pandemics must erupt dramatically into the historical record, marking a discontinuity with the politics of the time. Rejecting such a form of exceptionalism reverses the sense...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 27–30.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Suraj Yengde surajyengde@fas.harvard.edu Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 In the midst of the pandemic, a notification popped up on my Twitter feed. A professor in the western state of Maharashtra, Dr. Ajay Koli, had frantically tagged a number of friends, colleagues...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 136–140.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of colonial temporality. The existential challenge of the pandemic in Palestine revealed that a struggle for survival mixed with the hope of refusal can help us find a way outside of settler time. The nation-state need not define our peoplehood, and colonial temporality need not define our stories. Those...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 192–218.
Published: 01 October 2023
... education, faced as it is with a dangerous encounter with the anti–citizenship law protests in 2019–20 and the subsequent impact of the pandemic. devbhatt01@gmail.com Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 university community Indian higher education policy anti–citizenship law...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 11–19.
Published: 01 April 2023
... through, and unequally racially distributed. 1 Unacknowledged in his writing (as with other European writers) are the colonial histories that were fresh and formative but made subterranean in a solely European story and European theory. As this special issue points out, our pandemic stories...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 123–126.
Published: 01 April 2023
... serious concerns raised by the trans community in 2019. What I wish to suggest, however, is that the pandemic has marked the possibility for the transfiguration of dominant forms of queer politics from their current liberal litigious forms. Figure 1. Disha Pinky Shaikh , by Prateek Draik...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 45–51.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., Stacy Fahrenthold, Zoe Griffith, Adeeb Khalid, Nada Moumtaz, and Abraham Silberstein for invaluable support and suggestions at different stages of the writing of this essay over the course of the pandemic. In light of continually evolving calculations about individual autonomy, the economy...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 20–26.
Published: 01 April 2023
... started to become a distant memory. The final stages of my own recent effort to meet this challenge in book form, that is, to try to begin the story with Third World, Muslim actors, coincided with the first months of the pandemic. As I tried to retrieve high-resolution copies of photos amid lockdowns...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 31–39.
Published: 01 April 2023
... catastrophe. Contra germ theory, such fuzziness disinters the stable disease entity into a complex disease emergence. What does it mean to write histories of global pandemics? As global forms defined by their wide geographic extension, minimal population immunity, and contagiousness, among other criteria...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 101–121.
Published: 01 April 2023
... crises. rbsheer@tas.harvard.edu Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Mecca Arabia Kairanawi Sawlatiyya counter-archives Pandemics transgress borders. Few, it seems, have learned this lesson. Even after COVID-19 reached all corners of the world, most states continued...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 271–282.
Published: 01 October 2022
... aside old assumptions about the relative inefficiency of slavery, these historians detail the enormous productivity and profit extracted by the tortuous management practices and forms of labor discipline that characterized nineteenth-century American slavery as well as technological innovations...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Hana Sleiman hs624@cam.ac.uk Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Palestinian women tell each other history in the form of cautionary tales. Whether in oral history interviews or over an otherwise pleasant afternoon coffee with the family, recollections of the past come...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2022
... are living in a time of reckonings—with unchanging racial injustice, continued climate change, and nonhuman actors as the agents of a global pandemic that has killed, as of today’s count, more than three million humans. 3 It is a time to reflect on our notions of the human, of history, and of the world...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 223–240.
Published: 01 October 2021
...-essentialist feminist thinkers, reveals the distinctiveness, force, and capaciousness of her project, which lay in her attention to historicity, form, language, and affect. It is precisely the poetics of Riley’s feminist thought that sustain the critical orientation that must animate feminism’s utopian desires...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 October 2023
... Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 settler colonialism Israel/Palestine West Bank phenomenology At present, we are experiencing a new phase of the old struggle—no longer a struggle of a contemporary form, filled with life, against an old, lifeless one, but a struggle of life...
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