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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 184–199.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Sara R. Farris Copyright © 2012 University of Illinois Press 2012 Femonationalism and the "Regular" Army of Labor Called Migrant Women SaraR. Farris The First World talces on a role like that of the old-fashioned male in the family-pampered, entitled, unable to cook, clean, or find his socks...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 23–52.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Souad Eddouada Abstract Over the last two decades, women leaders known as sulāliyāt from various parts of rural and semiurban Morocco, have been in the vanguard of local contestations over the privatization of communally held land. The stand taken by these rural women against neoliberal...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 200–216.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Coline Cardi; Geneviève Pruvost; Will Bishop; Sylvia Schafer Copyright © 2015 University of Illinois Press 2015 Thinking Women's Violence Coline Cardi Genevieve Pruvost Translated by WillBishop andSylvia Schafer Exhuming, denaturalizing, historicizing, and politicizing women's violence...
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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): 4–33.
Published: 01 April 2022
... in textiles and global cotton production. Examining a series of family portraits, the article locates the eclipsed yet central force of Black women’s productive and socially reproductive work extracted for the creation of white, heteropatriarchal reproduction and property accumulation. The well-known...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 87–100.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Taylor M. Moore Abstract In the 1903 text Madar al-Zar ( The Damages of Zar ), Egyptian writer Muhammad Hilmi Zayn al-Din decried the growing popularity of zar rituals and the superstitious women who participated in them as an epidemic ravaging his country. This article employs Anjuli Fatima Raza...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 241–252.
Published: 01 October 2021
... arguments (604). While Mary Tiryak warned the reader that if she is interested in “goal oriented feminist practices” this book can only disappoint (242). These readers worry that Riley’s reflections over-complicate the reality of women in the world and, as a consequence, fail to offer us any guide...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 130–147.
Published: 01 April 2011
... critique of the family wage, for instance, called for flexible labor conditions, that deprived women of choice in the face of microcredit schemes designed to integrate them into the market. Feminism's critique ofthe welfare state was echoed in Margaret Thatcher's denunciation ofthe "nanny state:' Macro...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (2): 142–165.
Published: 01 October 2019
... statistical information that would buoy a range of agrarian causes. Hale, an economic conservative, opposed it. To unseat his position from the familiar divisions of partisanship, the senator made his case through the ostensibly neutral language of logistics and gendered knowledge. Women knew little...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 October 2012
... resulted in a flood ofpopular and official representations in journalism, documentary, fictionalized accounts, and findings-of-fact.All attempt to tell the story ofsex trafficking, often shortened to "trafficking;' as predominantly involving women from the Global South.Thesepresentations are intended...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 197–218.
Published: 01 October 2017
... ought inherently to be of concern to the state.4 Indeed, moralizing judicial rhetoric disavows the practice, describing it as spiritually bankrupt,5 bad for women,6 unjustifi­ able either "in the eye of religion or the law",7 and a "monstrosity.8 Yet in 2013 , I learned from a Delhi family court judge...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 209–222.
Published: 01 October 2021
... term. In its displacement or adjacency, the reader must circle around, approach, and retreat from it. Riley’s double interrogation of the meaning of “woman” and “women,” or the reliance of the second category on the first, is still open, timely. The book’s opening essay then asks another question...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (2): 205–211.
Published: 01 October 2013
... areinterestedin, notably thepower ofmen over women:'1 The word has fallen out of favor in the twenty-five years since the publication of The Sexual Co ntract, so we are now at risk ofunderestimating Pateman's remark­ able achievement in this instant classic. Patemanshows how a modem form of patriarchy took shape...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 184–207.
Published: 01 October 2016
... ofwomen into slavery in the Americas. In 1566, the slave ship Santiago left Sierra Leone carrying 77 women and children and 15 men to the island of Puerto Rico. In 1642, the Dutch ship the Prinses made the trip from Luanda to Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil in less than 40 days, loadedwith 152 captives...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (1): 57–98.
Published: 01 April 2013
... and Himalayan India until the late eighteenth century, when colonial law eroded privileges associ­ ated with them. This process impoverished women in the households and inverted the terms in which these women had earlier been remembered by grateful clients. Colonial politics, driven by a liberal political...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (2): 212–219.
Published: 01 October 2013
... that "'the individual' is a patriar­ chal category" and that the "exclusion of women from the central category of 'individual' has been given social and legal expression: s However true that might be, and we'll leave that truth an open question at this moment, the holding in Griswold relied upon other exclusions...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (2): 198–204.
Published: 01 October 2013
... attending a gender seminar organized by Joan Scott, and for the atmosphere ofnovelty, exploration, and overall ex­ citement in feminist studies. Though women's studies was already an estab­ lished subject in academia, and though feminist theories ofvarious strands were put forward, known, and widely...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 20–26.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Elora Shehabuddin elora@rice.edu Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 A library keyword search of “Muslim women” or “women [in/and] Islam” invariably pulls up a long list of books and articles with titles that include the word veil . The long-standing use of this word...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (2): 113–141.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and even to creation itsel£ His statement signals the stakes of Kurdish women's political performance and that it is at the level of political cosmology that their struggle takes place. In this article I focus on several moments in which Kurdish women politi­ cians in Turkey made the news as monstrous...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 175–196.
Published: 01 October 2017
... instruments, sing bhajans [devotional songs], and distribute her blessings in the households of dominant caste landholding farmers and at public gatherings.Although not all dedicated women act as pujaris, in the villages of northern Karnataka and in provincial and urban red light districts extending as far...