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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 171–202.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Ian Hesketh Copyright © 2014 University of Illinois Press 2014 The Story ofBig History Ian Hesketh The goal is not to read a book; the goal is to read the story taking place all around us. -Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry, The Universe Story No one and nothing lives a story. -Hayden White...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 31–39.
Published: 01 April 2023
... ): 1132 – 40 . These virus stories—the marginal, the speculative, and the inadmissible—are provocations for crafting improper histories of the present viral emergence. As a novel multispecies relation emerges, spelling large-scale losses for differentially vulnerable populations, we learn...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 81–107.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Caleb Knapp Abstract This essay revisits a familiar but seldom discussed anecdote of same-sex sexual abuse in the archive of Atlantic slavery: the story of Luke in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861). Through a close reading of Luke’s story, the article advances three...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 138–155.
Published: 01 April 2024
... to scholarship that analyzes reproductive racial slavery’s afterlife, particularly how slavery’s matrilineal principle shaped the meaning of Black motherhood in bondage and in freedom. Exploring violent confrontations with empire in moments of profound change, the stories of Catharina and Ruth each offer new...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 11–19.
Published: 01 April 2023
... the Date of Mine— It feels so old a pain— —Emily Dickinson, “I measure every Grief I meet” Home is no longer a dwelling but the untold story of a life being lived. —John Berger, And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos Writing my dissertation in my small studio apartment in Edinburgh...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 136–140.
Published: 01 April 2023
... the story, but I did not understand the power of storytelling. To tell stories is ongoing; to hold onto one linear story is succumbing to confinement. While the narrative of a nation-state might require linearity, Palestinian history does not. The narrative arc of beginnings and endings is a trap...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (1): 63–86.
Published: 01 April 2016
... avers, has returned. Its latest incarnation has been called Big History.1 In a spate of recent books, the story of human history-leading up to and even beyond the present predicament ofglobal climate change -is placed within the even larger explanatory framework ofthe universe. This interdisciplinary...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 27–30.
Published: 01 April 2023
... with the disease. Her oxygen levels were dangerously low. Koli pleaded for help: “I do not want to lose my mom now.” He campaigned for access to oxygen cylinders in Southwest Delhi. As the plea circulated through the Twittersphere, the New York Times reported the story under the headline “One Son’s 48-Hour Fight...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (1): 97–113.
Published: 01 April 2014
... other stories, those other worlds, whose modes ofdeath and life are irreducible, even indifferent, to its dialectics and determinations? 98 HISTORY ofthe PRESENT How is it, in a word, that sovereignty has become so damn sovereign? And what exactly are we talking about in all our incessant talk about...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 20–26.
Published: 01 April 2023
... in Bangladesh that would make it hard for the vast majority to follow the same safety guidelines, these images reminded me of the histories and stories of that part of the world that we seldom hear here given the power of development discourse and security concerns. And to be sure, the need to decolonize...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (1): 99–118.
Published: 01 April 2013
... the subtitle, "A Story of Wall Street; when originally published in 1853, Gersen's article proposes that the cadaverous young man who refuses, in the course of Melville's tale, either to continue his work as a copyist for a Wall Street lawyer involved with mortgages or to vacate the History ofthe...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 117–132.
Published: 01 October 2016
... in the several published accounts of the trial that pretended to adjudicate her death.5 She represents "the hundreds of thousands of other girls who share [the] circumstances" of an existence that has "generated few stories; or more to the point, has generated "stories that [. . .] are not about them...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 April 2023
... in the form of eerie, gloomy, heart-wrenching tales of personal and collective suffering. These stories are often told in a calm, pragmatic, matter-of-fact tone, one not too dissimilar from the so-called detachment of the early twentieth-century historian. They are partly animated by the impulse to preserve...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 219–241.
Published: 01 October 2017
...-normative sex, misbegotten belief, and racialization-by tracing, through just a few of its chiefpoints ofupheaval and transition, the story ofnineteenth-century Mormonism itsel£ I will be concerned with the Mormons from the period of their emergence as a dissident sect, noted as much for their post...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 April 2011
... that the story was rewritten for American readers.So while not a new story, it nonetheless resonated with specific anxieties about privacy, 32 HISTORY ofthe PRESENT the family, sexuality, and criminality prevalent in the post-revolutionary United States.4 The narrative spanned twenty-five years and was marked...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 71–77.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Antoinette Burton Roundtable: Amitav Ghosh's Sea ofPoppies Amitav Ghosh's World Histories from Below Antoinette Burton New modalities are definitely coming to the fore. -Baboo Nob Kissin, Sea ofPoppies (2008) [It] is not a story with a happy ending. No story about political society ever...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 193–208.
Published: 01 October 2021
.... These approaches have not entirely disappeared. So, too, must the archives of knowledge, which have enabled European claims to ancient Egyptian civilization and that appear to have contributed to the patronage of the sites of Nubia as worthy of consideration. Yet another story to be considered in relation...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 175–196.
Published: 01 October 2017
... to diagnose the ways political secularism configures and is configured by gendered relations.5 In invoking the sexuality of religion, I am working against the idea that some forms ofreligionare (improperly) infused with or investedin sexuality 176 HI STORY ofthe PRESENT andothers arenot.This is an idea...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 139–174.
Published: 01 October 2017
... Ministries had a lean business model thatthrived, internally, on thepresenceof algorithms; Humbard him­ self monitored revenue reports about each station that carried his program, and computers were used to survey each station to record the viewer mail 140 HI STORY ofthe PRESENT and donations it generated...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 143–153.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of the temporalization of narrative “skittering away” from imposed limits is what allows for a story to be told, constructed by outside perspectives that have deployed figuration, groupings, as well as sequential progressions through tropes. This “skittering away” makes for good storytelling, and, also, in the context...