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Daniel Lord Smail

, by and large, have lost this sunny sense of optimism about the possibility of progress. As a graduate student in the late 1980s, I was taught that the first serious doubts arose in the wake of the Holocaust, as historians began to confront the horrors

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Does the City of Ends Correspond to a Classless Society?

A New Idea of Democracy in Sartre's Hope Now

Maria Russo

, ‘Introduction: Sartre's Last Words’, in Jean-Paul Sartre and Benny Lévy, Hope Now: The 1980s Interviews , trans. Adrian Van Den Hoven (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996), 3-40, here 3. And, again, ‘Think of Sartre's fluid intellectual itinerary to the

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Joanna Bourke

female victim, while women overestimate how upsetting sexual aggression is to a male victim.” 60 In fact, Buss’s research was done in the 1980s, and rather than showing a universal pattern differentiating male versus female responses, it is based on a

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Amanda H. Littauer

early 1980s described growing up in Wheaton, Illinois. She recalled: “I was in love with my junior high PE teacher,” for whom “I would have run through fire,” and “also had this huge crush on my high school English teacher,” for whom “I would have done

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Whitewashing History

Pinker’s (Mis)Representation of the Enlightenment and Violence

Philip Dwyer

done on the impact of violence on the screen, big and small, on children. Finally, can we ever really “feel” the pain of others? It is a question Elaine Scarry posed in the 1980s; she did not believe we could. 7 It adds an additional layer to the

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Contested Memory

Retrieving the Africanist (Liberatory) Conception of Non-racialism

Ndumiso Dladla

National Congress Youth League, the Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania in the 1950s, the Black Consciousness Movement of Azania in the 1960s and 1970s, the Azanian Peoples Organisation in the 1980s and more recently by the #RhodesMustFall Movement and the

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Ajume H. Wingo

or from foreign NGOs. African states still serve as the leading examples of political corruption, conflict and fraud, and they are a recurring source of health crises (from politically induced famine in the 1980s, to malaria and Ebola in Liberia

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From Exoticism to Authenticity

Textbooks during French Colonization and the Modern Literature of Global Tourism

Claudine Moïse

antinomic to the white, civilized race. Nowadays, individualism prevails: expressing both egotism and withdrawal, inwardly looking into a narcissistic EGO, as conceived in the 1980s, 5 but also meaning “individuation” 6 and construction of the self in the

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Neoliberalism, Hedonism and the Dying Public

Reclaiming Political Agency through the Exercise of Courage

Grant M. Sharratt and Erik Wisniewski

mid-1980s. Yet, the kind of hedonism that we are describing here is not entirely dependent on the disposable income associated with the lavish kind of hedonism that is often envisioned; rather, this more humble form of neoliberal hedonism is more

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Sunday Paul Chinazo Onwuegbuchulam and Khondlo Mtshali

point of departure the Liberal system’s emphasis on the individual and rationality. According to Sirianni and Friedland (2001: 1) , ‘Communitarianism emerged in the 1980s as a response to the limits of liberal theory and practice. Its dominant themes