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Radical History Review (2014) 2014 (118): 93–112.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Leigh Claire La Berge This essay tracks how discourses of abstraction and complexity have been deployed in both academic and popular writing about finance, financialization, and the financial services industry. It begins with the assumption that “abstract” is perhaps the most commonly used...
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Radical History Review (2018) 2018 (132): 1–22.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Kevin Coleman; Daniel James; Jayeeta Sharma Abstract In this article, we ask what makes photographs different from other kinds of historical source material. What can photographic images do that other documents cannot? And what traps lie in wait for the historian using the visual record? Our more...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (134): 58–95.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Abdel Razzaq Takriti Abstract Boycotts have a persistent presence in the world of anticolonialism in general, and Palestinian history in particular. Whereas they are often associated today with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS), this article shows that they have been...
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Radical History Review (2020) 2020 (136): 75–97.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Robert Franco Abstract This article uses the life of Irina Layevska Echeverría Gaitán, a transgender and disability rights activist from Mexico, as a lens to examine the circulation and appropriation of the discursive New Man and the figure of Che Guevara by a broad set of actors from leftist...
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Radical History Review (2012) 2012 (112): 9–42.
Published: 01 January 2012
... capitalist, this article reveals that, since the nineteenth century, neoclassical economists have used an abstract socialist state to develop their professional knowledge. Since a centralized socialist state and a competitive market lie at the core of neoclassical economics, neoclassical economists find a...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 163–176.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Jennifer Kelly Abstract This book review essay places Caren Kaplan’s Aerial Aftermaths , Jennifer Terry’s Attachments to War , Inderpal Grewal’s Saving the Security State , and Lisa Parks and Caren Kaplan’s edited volume Life in the Age of Drone Warfare in the same analytic frame in order to...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 11–30.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Jeong Min Kim Abstract This article examines the global and social processes that turned subsidized US war supplies into South Korean black market commodities during the Korean War. The widespread circulation of army supplies to the local black market has been often considered a natural result of...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 149–162.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Jorge Ramirez Abstract This essay reviews four books in Indigenous studies: María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo’s Indian Given (2016), Elizabeth Hoover’s The River Is in Us (2017), Dana E. Powell’s Landscapes of Power (2018), and Nancy Postero’s The Indigenous State (2018). The books address the...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 56–77.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Betsy A. Beasley Abstract In 1966, junior Republican congressional representative Donald Rumsfeld first cut his political teeth leading a campaign against the military-industrial complex. Rumsfeld criticized the impropriety of the relationship between President Johnson and Brown and Root, the...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 31–55.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Patrick Chung Abstract This article provides a prehistory of the “container revolution” that occurred during the Vietnam War. It situates containerization in Vietnam within the broader history of US military-led capitalist globalization, demonstrating how US military contracting influenced the...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 103–116.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Davorn Sisavath Abstract This article complicates and challenges the existing records on US-Lao relations during the Second Indochina War by examining military waste in Laos as an archive. Over two million tons of bombs were dropped during US bombing in Laos from 1964 to 1973. Today, Laos remains...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 78–101.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Javier Puente Abstract This article places the 1969 Peruvian agrarian reform as a defining moment in the history of Latin American militarism and rural capitalism. By unpacking agrarian reform and the rhetorical transformation of indios into campesinos, this article reveals how General Juan...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 131–147.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Eric Covey Abstract US students often fail to see the global histories of the local sites they inhabit or how capitalism and militarism configure these landscapes in significant ways. In this reflection on critical pedagogy, I describe my interdisciplinary approach to situating Africa and the...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 177–191.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Joseph DeLappe Abstract Joseph DeLappe is a visual artist and activist. Images and texts in this feature detail a diversity of creative projects and actions that challenge and question our contemporary militaristic context. These works explore the intersections of art, technology, social engagement...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (134): 169–180.
Published: 01 May 2019
...R. Joseph Parrott Abstract In the late 1960s and 1970s, American activists rediscovered southern Africa and began formulating broad-based strategies to challenge American complicity with unjust systems of colonialism and apartheid. The Gulf Boycott Coalition (GBC) was one early success. Founded in...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (134): 193–202.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Ilana Feldman Abstract The movement to engage in Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel has become a significant political force over the past decade. This commentary reflects on the importance of that movement, highlighting how it reframes Palestine as a political space. By making the...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (134): 233–244.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Jeffrey Sacks Abstract This article traces the relations between the 2017 vote of the Modern Language Association (MLA) against supporting the boycott of Israeli academic institutions and the practices of reading and literary interpretation upon which the MLA is founded. It argues that the MLA's...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (134): 220–232.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Peter Makhlouf Abstract In 1979, Edward Said attended a colloquy on Middle East politics hosted by Jean-Paul Sartre and Les Temps Modernes in the apartment of Michel Foucault. He would later go on to publish his reflections on this experience in a short piece titled “Diary.” Reading this piece...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (134): 203–219.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Amro Sadeldeen Abstract One of the stated goals of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is “equality in Israel.” This might imply a partnership between Palestinians and Israelis in promoting the movement’s goal. Yet core Palestinian BDS activists diverge in their perspectives on...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (134): 181–192.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Mikki Stelder Abstract In 2012, Palestinian anticolonial-queer activists organized a workshop and conference at the World Social Forum: Free Palestine in Porto Alegre, Brazil, titled “Queer Visions at the World Social Forum: Free Palestine.” Queer Visions brought different activists together who...