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Political History

  • The Dominican Racial Imaginaryby Milagros Ricourt

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    This book begins with a simple question: why do so many Dominicans deny the African components of their DNA, culture, and history? By poring through rare historical documents and conducting extensive interviews, Milagros Ricourt uncovers a complex and often contradictory Dominican racial imaginary. Finding that the country?s social elite has long... more...

  • Cotton and Race across the Atlanticby Jonathan E. Robins

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; Not Available

    The story of how African farmers, African-American scientists, and British businessmen struggled to turn colonial Africa into a major cotton exporter. more...

  • The Art of Life in South Africaby Daniel Magaziner

    Ohio University Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    From 1952 to 1981, South Africa?s apartheid government ran an art school for the training of African art teachers at Indaleni, in what is today KwaZulu-Natal. The Art of Life in South Africa is the story of the students, teachers, art, and politics that circulated through a small school, housed in a remote former mission station. more...

  • Hospitality in American Literature and Cultureby Ana Maria M. Manzanas Calvo; Jesús Benito Sanchez

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume examines hospitality in American immigrant literature and culture, situating this ancient virtue at the crossroads of space and border theory, and exploring the relationship among the intersecting themes of migration, citizenship, identity formation, and spatiality. Assessing the conditions, duration, and shifting roles of hosts and guests... more...

  • The Discourse Strategies of Imperialist Writingby Felicity Rash

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In this monograph, Felicity Rash examines German colonialist texts through the lens of linguistics, using multiple analytic approaches in order to contribute to the study of ideological discourse. Focusing on texts from Germany?s colonial period during the Second Reich, the book describes the discourse strategies employed in a wide variety of colonialist... more...

  • Meanings of Bandungby Qu?nh N. Ph?m; Robbie Shilliam

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    Provides an interdisciplinary retrieval of the multiple meanings of decolonization that the famous Bandung Conference (1955) holds for the study of international relations. more...

  • Inter/Nationalismby Steven Salaita

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    ?The age of transnational humanities has arrived.? According to Steven Salaita, the seemingly disparate fields of Palestinian Studses and American Indian studies have more in common than one may think. In Inter/Nationalism, Salaita argues that American Indian and Indigenous studies must be more central to the scholarship and activism focusing on... more...

  • Subjects, Citizens and Lawby Gunnel Cederlöf; Sanjukta Das Gupta

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume investigates how, where and when subjects and citizens come into being, assert themselves and exercise subjecthood or citizenship in the formation of modern India. It argues for the importance of understanding legal practice ? how rights are performed in dispute and negotiation ? from the parliament and courts to street corners and field... more...

  • A Theory of Imperialismby Utsa Patnaik; Prabhat Patnaik; David Harvey; Akeel Bilgrami

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    In A Theory of Imperialism , the economists Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik present a new theory of the origins and mechanics of capitalism that sounds an alarm about its ongoing viability. Their theory centers on trade between the core economies of the global North and the tropical and subtropical countries of the global South and considers how... more...

  • Creole in the Archiveby Roshini Kempadoo

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    Explores creole discourse to re-conceptualize archive that is contemporaneous and centralizes the presence and imagery of the Caribbean figure. more...