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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 275–283.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Brian Connolly Abstract This essay engages the dismissal of presentism and identity politics by the former president of the American Historical Association. In doing so, the essay argues that his essay shares a rhetorical style with other intellectuals and politicians that can aptly be called...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 April 2011
... Copyright © 2011 University of Illinois Press 2011 Introducing History ofthe Present History ofthePresent is a journal devoted to history as a critical endeavor. Its aim is twofold: to create a space in which scholars can reflect on the role history plays in establishing categories...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 146–151.
Published: 01 April 2020
... this text and the narratives held within it. They invite the reader to ask questions about the possible chasm between the narrative that might have been about “a life between two islands” and the stories, observations, points of reference, and lines of argumentation presented in the pages of the book...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 183–206.
Published: 01 October 2022
..., they are not Marxists, Jérôme Saint-Marie and Emmanuel Todd present analyses that celebrate The Eighteenth Brumaire as the book that gets Macron and his France right. Edwy Plenel does so as well, but as a Marxist. 5 Macron recounts the afterlife of the Lip watch company in terms of gifted politicians...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 265–274.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Ethan Kleinberg Abstract This intervention takes up the recent controversy over “presentism” in the historical discipline. It argues that the focus on “presentism” conceals and thus ignores a larger problem. The discipline of history has become misaligned with the task of historical representation...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 141–165.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Abigail Boggs Abstract Taking Indigenous sovereignty as at once axiomatic and constitutively strategic, this article argues that it is necessary to expand the chronology and disrupt the geographic certitude through which the history and present of US higher education and its internationalization...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 193–208.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Aslı Iğsız Abstract How do we connect the past with the present to address structural problems? While the pursuit of a cause-and-effect past flowing into the present contributes to the understanding of an event or object, how that past is recalled, represented, related, disconnected, suppressed...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 203–219.
Published: 01 October 2014
...François Hartog; Will Bishop; Sylvia Schafer Copyright © 2014 University of Illinois Press 2014 Intervention The Present ofthe Historian Frani;ois Hartog Translated by Will Bishop and Sylvia Schafer For the last thirtyyears, the conditions for practicing the historian's craft have changedand...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., the state also has to present the problems in need of being solved. This study focuses on how the problem of intolerance is represented in governmental policies. The study positions tolerance as a symptomatic politics of regulation of the self as well as minorities. In a detailed study of an exhibition...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 143–153.
Published: 01 April 2022
... he introduces the narrative genre of the case study. The first part of this article examines Freud’s implicit proposition that psychoanalysis is a complex articulation of history in that symptoms are noted and inscribed as consequential, present indicators of causal instincts ( Triebe ) that have...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Sarah Juliet Lauro Abstract This article presents, troubles, and ultimately seeks to answer two simple questions: What does the digitization of slave resistance look like, and can it serve as a virtual memorial commemorating historic events where markers are lacking in geographic places...
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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 (2020) 10 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Steven C. Caton Abstract This essay argues that the horrific war in Yemen (2015–present) waged by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against the Houthis who control the northern part of the country is not really a Sunni-Schi’a conflict or a proxy war against Iran or a replay of the Cold War...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 67–83.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of the plantation, while also working against the extractive tributaries of the international order. Further, the article suggests that keeping alive a historical consciousness around how industrial racial regimes are produced, disturbed, and fractured is vital to countering the harms of our plantation present...
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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 (2021) 11 (2): 223–240.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Sandrine Sanos Abstract This article proposes that returning Denise Riley’s work on (and troubling of) the category of “women” offers a feminist theorizing and politics that remains both critical and relevant to the political present. It argues that reading Riley again, alongside other anti...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 80–102.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Max Cavitch Abstract Psychoanalysis is often wrongly perceived to be uninterested in history. Yet, as the most comprehensive and sophisticated basis for the exploration of human consciousness, the field of psychoanalysis, from its inception to the present, has continued to offer unprecedented...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 20–49.
Published: 01 April 2024
..., and endures into the present. Racialized (re)productive accumulation exploited she whom Spillers often denotes as “the captive female,” and, also, paradoxically, ungendered her. Ultimately, through examination of the process of ungendering in Atlantic slavery, the essay suggests that Spillers opens up new...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 April 2020
... as constitutive not only of the past, but of our broader social reality. A history that can address our imperial present, we contend, must take contemporary questions as its starting point. Today more than ever, imperial histories loom in the background of contemporary debates, calling into question François...