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Beyond Colonial Tropes

Two Productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Palestine

Samer Al-Saber

Throughout my childhood and teenage years in the Middle East, I was exposed to the colonial construction of Shakespeare as ‘one of the best, if not “the best”, writer in the whole world’. 1 The relationship between British imperialism and the

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Edward Berenson, Elinor Accampo, Joseph Bohling, and Michael Seidman

in them a sense of “imperial insecurity.” (13) For Freundschuh, the existence of such imperial insecurity “challenge[s] a founding myth of modern imperialism, one that recent cultural histories have left mostly intact.” The myth, he says, is that

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Gijs Mom

transcend disciplinary borders, willing to assist nonnative submitters in their struggle with linguistic imperialism, and, indeed (we are a text shop), making sure that all those dozens of texts reach the publisher in time. I would like to mention especially

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Falling Apart Together

On Viewing Ali Atassi’s Our Terrible Country from Beirut

Ira Allen

, Counterrevolution, and Imperialism in Syria,” he articulates the difficulty of any Syrian revolution’s taking place within the context of U.S., Russian, Turkish, and other imperialisms: “It is a fiction that we wanted the Americans to intervene and they refused. The

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Chiara Bonfiglioli

socialist and postcolonial activists in promoting the idea that women's rights were intimately connected to wider struggles against global inequalities, colonialism, imperialism, and apartheid. She counters the stereotypical representations of manipulated

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Policing the French Empire

Colonial Law Enforcement and the Search for Racial-Territorial Hegemony

Samuel Kalman

to fail amid a rising tide of anti-imperialism and nationalist sentiment. 10 Thus Martin Thomas assesses interwar colonies as “intelligence states,” consistently seeking to better understand the local population from geography and economy to threat

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Gilberto Conde

have been put under restraint and Syria has descended into chaos, they have opted for a different narrative. Imperialism and Zionism would have conceived and promoted the uprisings to destroy the Arab world, have Arabs and Muslims fight each other

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Bret Gustafson, Francesco Carpanini, Martin Kalb, James Giblin, Sarah Besky, Patrick Gallagher, Andrew Curley, Jen Gobby, and Ryan Anderson

ramifications during the frenzy of colonialism in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as ideas of desiccation became increasingly globalized” (79). The age of Western imperialism played a major role in the dissemination of certain understandings of arid

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Joyce Marie Mushaben, Shelley Baranowski, Trevor J. Allen, Sabine von Mering, Stephen Milder, Volker Prott, and Peter C. Pfeiffer

National Socialism. Despite its title, this collection deals not only with colonialism as territorial control and/or settlement but also imperialism and empire in the broadest sense from the migration of Germans globally, to the informal economic

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Neriko Musha Doerr

think with them while understanding their construction in a particular political economy and set of power relations – in the case of race, those of nineteenth-century European imperialism. Similarly, I suggest that the constructed and ideological aspects