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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 80–105.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Ivan Sen. Both films collapse the detective genre with settler colonialism’s most recognizable representational genre: the Western. In so doing, they articulate narratives about the ongoing crimes of settler colonialism that offer novel perspectives on the question of what is knowable—and by whom—under...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 143–153.
Published: 01 April 2022
... a slight detour into a few of Heidegger’s propositions yields clarification and company to the present investigation into Freud’s articulation of history and the historiographical operation. Heidegger’s essay builds around the Anaxamander Fragment as an index to Western Metaphysics, to Thinking, to Being...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 24–51.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., and therefore in the imagination ofdemocracy, the colonized simply took to mod­ ern Western definitions.2 In other words, the political (not incidentally like the economic) appears by default as universal/global/modern, the corollary being that the particular and the alternative must necessarily, therefore...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 171–202.
Published: 01 October 2014
... ofhistoryproper.In the last thirtyyears, global and world his­ tory have moved from the periphery to the center ofdisciplinary orthodoxy, transforming our understanding ofwell-established historiographical eras, while the teaching ofworld history has largely replaced that ofolder courses on Western Civilization...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 59–95.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and unknown worlds, not only geographi­ cally and culturally unfamiliar to Western civilization, but also temporally out of sync with it. My aim here is less to trace a concept than a practice. However, one last terminological consideration is in order, taken from one of the most ambi­ tious and comprehensive...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 166–191.
Published: 01 October 2023
..., biskaabiiyang is the concept unifying these different conceptions of time to an explicit project of decolonization. She situates this Anishinaabemowin word as a description of how Indigenous peoples, or colonized peoples more generally, change rather than imitate Euro-Western concepts while attending to a world...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (1): 65–82.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., his introduction to Auerbach's 1946 masterpiece, Mimesis: The Representation ofReality in Western Literature, was published in the fiftieth anniversary edition in 2003, the year of Said's death.4 So although Auer­ bach's proposals about world literature may not seem particularly relevant...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 193–208.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of international gifting in return for aid, can the temple’s extraction from Egypt to the United States be conceived of as divorced from colonial dispossession? Considering how museums in Western Europe have historically housed ancient artifacts plundered, stolen, or gifted from former colonies, there is yet...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (1): 57–87.
Published: 01 April 2018
... how "law, regarded by the West as its most respected and cherished instrument ofcivilization, was also the West's most vital and effective instrument ofempire during its genocidal conquest and colonization of the non-Western peoples of the New World, the American Indians:u, Indeed, multiple histories...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 October 2012
... by the horror ofpoverty, but in a very selective way, particularly for the Western and middle-class viewers for whom the video is made.The video visually attributes residential crowding, lack of clean water, TB, poor hygiene, disease, and living on the street specifically to brothels, prostitution, and sex...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 80–102.
Published: 01 April 2022
... endless elaborations of the historian’s unruly, subjective investments in the past. The early insights of psychoanalysis helped Marxist and Progressive historians, including Benjamin, to dispel the Rankean naivete that had come to dominate Western historiography since the late nineteenth century. Yet...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (2): 205–211.
Published: 01 October 2013
... as the more recent work on the significance of sex and gender in Western political thought. The edited volume, Illusio n ofConsent: Engaging with Carole Pateman, featuring contributions from Jane Mansbridge, Moira Gatens, Anne Phillips, Robert E. Goodin, Alan Ryan, Philip Pettit, and others, is testimony...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2023
... majoritarianism, recasting Tamils, Muslims, and Christians as the carriers of national demise and disease, Bangladesh marshaled histories of labor, development, and partition to summon divisive oppressions of region, religion, and gender divisions. For many in North America and Western Europe, the pandemic...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 146–154.
Published: 01 October 2016
... of a prominent community of devadasis, the Gomantak Maratha Samaj, as they traveled back and forth between two discrepant empires, the Portuguese and the British, principally in the western states of Goa and Maharasthra. Available colonial records register the presence ofthese devadasis as early...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 152–192.
Published: 01 October 2021
... similarly Nehru’s concern to make his peasant audience think of “India as a whole, and even to some little extent of this wide world of which we were a part.” Consequently, he writes, he “brought in the struggle in China, in Spain, in Abyssinia, in Central Europe, in Egypt and the countries of Western Asia...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 119–151.
Published: 01 October 2021
... University Press , 2015 . Anstett Elisabeth , and Dreyfus Jean-Marc , eds. Human Remains and Identification: Mass Violence, Genocide, and the “Forensic Turn.” Manchester : Manchester University Press , 2015 . Ariès Philippe . Western Attitudes toward Death from the Middle Ages...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 4–33.
Published: 01 April 2022
... difference of Western modernity, namely, the Atlantic slave trade. Spillers thus replaces the mythic event of Oedipal incest with the historical event of kinship annihilation: in doing so, she also names race, rather than sex, as the foundational difference that structures modern identity. For Spillers, race...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (2): 119–139.
Published: 01 October 2013
..., in the formation of a nation.1 Renan constructed his argument on the basis of what he per­ ceived to be a straightforward empirical contrast apparent inhisday. On the one hand, the countries of Western and Southern Europe, such as France, England, Germany, Spain, and Italy, had successfully-if through different...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 115–142.
Published: 01 October 2014
... political project requires the production ofa certain historiography of the communist past, and in this project, both Western and East European academics have perhaps unwittingly obliged, as long as theEuropean Union provides the funds.It is ironic that the present day 117 A Tale of"Two Totalitarianisms...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of Three Essays on the Theory ofSexuality: "Everyday language possesses no counterpart to the word 'hunger,' but science makes use ofthe word 'libido' for that purpose:'4 Freud here par­ ticipates in a lineage that traverses Western thought from ancient Greece, as Irigaray intimates.Certainly, a connection...