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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 (2020) 10 (1): 166–168.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Indrani Chatterjee Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Kleinberg, Scott, and Wilder’s call for a closer relationship between critical thinking and history writing ( iii .1– iii .10) so closely resonates with my own training in postcolonial Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru Universities...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (1): 57–98.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Indrani Chatterjee Monastic Governmentality, Colonial Misogyny, and Postcolonial Amnesia in South Asia Indrani Chatterjee Between the second and the eighteenth century CE, a form of political so­ ciety located in the household was that of an eminent or skilled teacher and his coresidential...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ian Baucom The Human Shore: Postcolonial Studies in an Age ofNatural Science Ian Baucom In the Winter 2009 issue of Critical Inquiry, Dipesh Chakrabarty published an essay entitled "The Climate ofHistory: Four Theses: Widely known as one ofthe leading postcolonial theorists ofhis generation...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 241–252.
Published: 01 October 2021
... essay of the same year, “Can the Subaltern Speak?” and argues that a stubbornly realist gaze remains blind to the enduring questions of feminist and postcolonial thought. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 critique feminism Denise Riley Gayatri Spivak Over the last two...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Michelle Stephens Abstract In the early 2000s, Dipesh Chakrabarty powerfully defined the historical terms at stake in the shift from the postcolonial to the Anthropocene era, arguing that the posthuman image of a world without us profoundly contradicts historical practices for visualizing time...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2020
... rurality Liviu Rebreanu Textbook knowledge of postcolonial theory typically posits the emergence of postcolonialism as both a descriptive term and an academic field of study as occurring in parallel to the creation of the Third World at the end of World War II. Chronologically as well as logically...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 117–121.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., the authors draw attention to how it opens a space between past and present; metropole and colony; high and low cultural forms; Jamaica and Britain; history and memory; seeing and knowing. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 decolonization diaspora postcolonialism cultural studies Black...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 April 2020
... ambition to view empire “off-center” has broader aspirations. The forms of colonial amnesia that persist in contemporary scholarship are a case in point. In the case of postcolonial studies, entire histories of empire have been written from the curated viewpoint of British and (to a lesser extent...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 283–297.
Published: 01 October 2022
... Indian Ocean canon, which traces back at least to Joseph Conrad’s Indian Ocean stories, such as “A Smile of Fortune: A Harbour Story” ( 1912 ), and includes the work of postcolonial writers such as Amitav Ghosh ( Flood ; River ; Sea ), M. G. Vassanji ( Gunny Sack ; Secrets ; Vikram Lall...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 146–151.
Published: 01 April 2020
... certain relations and (dis)locations in and between the colonial past and the postcolonial present. Echoing earlier sentiments expressed in his writings about his sense of the impossibility of being able “to fully recuperate one’s own processes of thought or creativity self-reflexively” (Hall...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 140–145.
Published: 01 April 2020
... generation’s experience as a way into the connections between the two twentieth-century developments—decolonization and globalization—that have shaped and continue to shape the contemporary world. “In effect,” he writes, “the migration of my generation brought two historical eras—the postcolonial...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 245–264.
Published: 01 October 2023
...: Unlearning Imperialism . London : Verso , 2019 . Cavell Stanley . Must We Mean What We Say? A Book of Essays . Updated ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2015 . Chakrabarty Dipesh . Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference . Princeton, NJ...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (1): 65–82.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Said's ideas to fit theoretical trends he often found wanting. Let me elaborate with two issues in mind.First, by retracing some of the steps Said took in writing Orienta/ism, I want to reprise interpretive frame­ works that have hitherto been ignored or, at least, under-appreciated within postcolonial...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 80–105.
Published: 01 April 2021
... structures that we speak both within and against. The challenge that “Can the Subaltern Speak?” produced for Patrick Wolfe’s thought is evident throughout his early publication record. Reflecting on this challenge in a 2002 essay-length review of The Critique of Postcolonial Reason , Wolfe refers...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 57–70.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., the postcolony remains marked by lack, either driven to archival despair or roused to anti-colonial action by a definitive, external force that erupts onto the historical scene. As we approach talk about the “new normal,” for a small minority, there might indeed be an end to the pandemic, as financial means...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 April 2017
... as a watershed or as a "year zero" in postcolonial African and European history, referencing the two histori­ cal shifts and changes in political processes, it also created the impression that these processes were quite compatible, even mutuallyinterdependent in harmonious ways.At the time, however, few if any...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 122–137.
Published: 01 April 2017
... TheFrenchImperialNation-State: Negritude and Colonial Humanism Between the World Wars in 2005, I sketched out a new research project on the relationship between the French impe­ rial wars of colonial liberation during decolonization in the 1950s, the emergence of "romantic" mercenaries during the postcolonial period...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 146–154.
Published: 01 October 2016
... ofpolitical expediency. As postcolonial nation-states, like India, wrestled with the legacies of colonial policies of divide and rule, along with their own concomitant and oftentimes rocky commitment to minority representation, slave histories ofpre-colonial India receded (literally} to the past. The demand...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 86–94.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., the degradationsof"coolie" indenturedservitude and its links to American slavery, and, by implication, the ironic relationship ofthis history to the politicaldiscourse of"freedom" and "free trade" today. My focus here will be the relation ofall this to the novel's postcolonial allegoricalmethod, which I take to have...