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Policing the French Empire

Colonial Law Enforcement and the Search for Racial-Territorial Hegemony

Samuel Kalman

normalizing the colonized terrain.” 2 As race proved the most fundamental marker of colonial difference, it became the sole delineating factor in determining rights and benefits, and also the focus of security efforts throughout global empires. 3 Worse still

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When Was Brexit? Reading Backward to the Present

Antoinette Burton

evident in Kennetta Perry's reading of The Heart of the Race (1986), where she shows us how the authors, Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie, and Suzanne Scafe, make a relentless case against the racializing technologies of the postwar welfare state. In the

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Marc Matera

light of the still-unfolding and largely unacknowledged effects of the end of empire, including the loss of global power and the psychic compensation of the fantasy of being members of an imperial race? How has Brexit replayed, displaced, or sublimated

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Voices that Matter?

Methods for Historians Attending to the Voices of the Past

Josephine Hoegaerts

material ways. 47 Likewise, Nina Eidsheim's writes, in The Race of Sound : “In the same way that culturally derived systems of pitches organized into scales render a given vibrational field in tune or out of tune , a culturally derived system of race

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Centralized or Decentralized

Which Governance Systems are Having a “Good” Pandemic?

Jennifer Gaskell and Gerry Stoker

. 2020 . “ Germany's devolved logic is helping it win the coronavirus race .” The Guardian , April 5 . . ORCA (Organisation en cas de

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The Battle of El Herri in Morocco

Narratives of Colonial Conquest during World War I

Caroline Campbell

characteristics,” his major argument was nevertheless that “the warrior qualities of the black race are the result of its history.” 84 Because people from West Africa were allegedly natural warriors, Mangin argued that the French could recruit 75,000 “black

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Antoinette Burton

conditions of bare life. In Quartet , this bleakness unfolds at the site of race and class and gender all at once: it is the single White women on the economic precipice looking over their shoulders at newly Black Britons who have literally moved in. How

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Like a Tumbleweed in Eden

The Diasporic Lives of Concepts

Banu Subramaniam

primitive nature, and the European enlightened male subject always distanced from women and people of color. The colonial nomenclature of life folded in fundamentally biologically determinist discourses of race, gender, and nature. As colonial expansion

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The Democracy of Everyday Life in Disaster

Holding Our Lives in Their Hands

Nancy L. Rosenblum

that the people next door are “good enough” neighbors who don't disrupt or intrude on our lives at home and are reasonably trustworthy day-to-day. The democracy of everyday life is inclusive—a practical disregard for race or rank, income, ethnicity, or

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Shobita Parthasarathy

Cultures: University Biology at the Milennium . Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin Press . Krieger , Nancy . 2005 . “ Stormy Weather: Race, Gene Expression, and the Science of Health Disparities .” American Journal of Public Health 95 ( 12