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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 177–208.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Indonesian artist with an international profile, FX Harsono has been active in the Indonesian art world since the mid-197os. Yet he only began to make work that explored his identity as an ethnic Chinese Indone­ sian after the end ofthe authoritarian New Order regime (1966-1998) . The fall ofthe regimewas...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 5–30.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Andrew Zimmerman Copyright © 2011 University of Illinois Press 2011 Primitive Art, Primitive Accumulation, and the Origin ofthe Work ofArt in German New Guinea Andrew Zimmerman One of the most important ways that European artists created an identifi­ ably modern art was by turning...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 245–264.
Published: 01 October 2023
... structure and raison d’être of the Israeli state—they are charged with anti-Semitism, an accusation that seems to be on steroids today, especially but not exclusively in the United States. Works Cited Abu El-Haj Nadia . Combat Trauma: Imaginaries of War and Citizenship in Post-9/11 America...
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 3. Sitala, Indian Goddess of Smallpox and Other Epidemics . Watercolor, 19 × 14.6 cm. Courtesy of Wellcome Library, London, https://wellcomecollection.org/works/un73kr8v . More
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 209–222.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the historical situation—in feminism and more generally—that occasioned Riley’s 1988 work while also reading her work in relation to the challenges of our current moment. Riley’s phenomenological account of the inconstancy of gendered being is read for its resonances with contemporary transfeminist work while...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 80–102.
Published: 01 April 2022
... insights into how we perceive, record, and share the complexities of temporality. The aim of this article is to demonstrate, with the help of various works by Walter Benjamin—works in which his attunement with psychoanalytic concepts is of special interest—that all historical writing must yield, in one way...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 4–33.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Elizabeth Maddock Dillon Abstract This article argues that Freud’s account of binary sexual difference, articulated in the Oedipus complex, is conditioned by a history of racial capitalism. Turning to the foundational work of Hortense Spillers on gender and Atlantic race slavery, this article...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 138–155.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Halle-Mackenzie Ashby; Jessica Marie Johnson Abstract This essay explores two historical subjects, Catharina, an enslaved woman living and working in eighteenth-century New Orleans, and Ruth, a free field laborer in post-emancipation Barbados. Through a careful reading of their different...
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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 (2): 187–207.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Kristina L. Richardson Abstract This essay proposes that the invisibility of so-called Gypsies in Middle Eastern and Central Asian historiography derives from two linked phenomena. First, the work of nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and North American philologists, medievalists...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 80–105.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Alex Trimble Young Abstract The article explores contemporary debates regarding the representation of Indigenous resistance in the field of settler colonial studies by putting the work of Australian theorist Patrick Wolfe into conversation with the political allegories articulated in two...
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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 (2021) 11 (2): 152–192.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., Bharati’s poetry is analyzed under three heads: the enthusiasm it manifests, its language and rhetoric, and its focus on nationalism and social reform. Part III describes the communicative technologies and the formation of Bharati’s public and then the colonial conjuncture in which his work encountered...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 April 2022
... that psychoanalysis is preparatory work for the revolution. At the end of the genealogy, the article turns to psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan’s infamous and emblematic encounter with provocateurs from the radical student movement. Neither as domineering nor paternalistic as he seemed, Lacan’s diagnosis...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 166–191.
Published: 01 October 2023
... are read through two groundbreaking anthologies— Dark Matter , a collection of speculative fiction from the African diaspora, and Walking the Clouds , a collection of Indigenous science fiction—and the social conditions of their publication. Using the work of Walter Benjamin and his writing against...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 275–283.
Published: 01 October 2023
... the spectacle of transgression. The essay argues that this spectacle works to obscure the material conditions of higher education in general and of history in particular. Such scenes are not limited to the relatively quiet precincts of academia. A similar sense of spectacular, empty transgression has animated...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 81–107.
Published: 01 April 2024
... these arguments, the article intervenes into current conversations in the feminist historiography of slavery, capitalism, and reproduction and contributes to emerging work on same-sex sexual relations in the context of enslavement. It closes with a short reflection on the stakes of Luke’s story for historiography...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 143–170.
Published: 01 October 2014
... and change,"work"-meaning both labor, and, in a technical sense, the energy required to move or transform matter in space, force times distance-because it permitted the nascent discipline ofeconomics, particularly the universalizing mode ofanalysis that became neoclassical economics, to evade...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 169–171.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Matthew Crow Acknowledging those points seems to me to have been a very big part of what a writer like Herman Melville was up to in his own work, where the boundaries between the work of war and death and labor and the work of studying and reflecting—theorizing—are blurred, seen in a new light...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 209–232.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Pascal Marichalar Copyright © 2018 University of Illinois Press 2018 Dying for a Living: Economic and Moral Restructuring in a French Factory Pascal Marichalar In 1897, after a decade of intense scholarly work, Max Weber suffered a ner­ vous breakdown'. For most of the six years that followed...