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Between Resistance and the State

Caribbean Activism and the Invention of a National Memory of Slavery in France

Itay Lotem

Intellectuals: May ‘68 and the Rise of Anti-racism in France (Pontypool: Merlin Press, 2012). 13 See interview Serge Romana with author, Paris, 27 November 2014. 14 Ibid. See also an interview with Serge Romana on the website Afrik.com: “il faut le dire, les

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Dis-orienting Western Knowledge

Coloniality, Curriculum and Crisis

Zeus Leonardo

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The decolonization movement is a knowledge project insofar as colonialism was an epistemological form of imperialism. As such, curricular change in the primary grades to university life requires a fundamental reworking of theories of knowledge, if not knowledge itself. To interrogate this problem and pose possible interventions, this article explicates Edward Said’s conceptualization of colonialism as taking place on an epistemic level that orients western knowledge towards non-western ways through a will to dominate. Extending beyond the administrative colonial era, coloniality in the modern era, more appropriately called postcoloniality, transforms as a knowledge relation. Decolonization requires dis-orienting this relationship through Said’s methodology. Finally, the article argues that a ‘travelling curriculum’ poses an alternative against the dominant mode of knowledge that aims to fix and essentialize people, ultimately opening up the known world towards processes of co-existence.

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What Was So Funny about Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob (1973)

A Comedic Film between History and Memory

Michael Mulvey

all touched on through Rabbi Jacob ’s explorations of identity, memory, anti-racism, tolerance, and métissage . 11 Rabbi Jacob was a paradoxical film: it confirmed the sense that its French audience was beyond moral reproach by asking viewers to

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Joel S. Kahn

In these remarks on race in Malaysia, I wish to engage the popularly held belief that racism in Malaysia is a legacy of colonialism. I will instead address the way racializing beliefs and practices in the Malaysian context are better understood in the context of processes of modern state- and nation-building during the period of so-called organized modernity, processes that were at work in both colonial and non-colonial settings. This explanation at the same time provides for a more effective resolution of what might otherwise appear to be a genuine paradox, namely, the fact that racism and anti-racism appear always to co-exist in the Malaysian context. I will deal with this sense of paradox historically by problematizing the most widely accepted explanation for the racialization of contemporary Malaysian society—that it is the legacy of Malaysia’s colonial past. Subjecting the argument for colonial exceptionalism to critical scrutiny clears the way for better explanations of the apparent persistence of racializing discourses and practices in post-colonial conditions, at the same time casting doubt on the effectiveness of the kinds of universalizing anti-racist practices and movements that characterize our times.

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Ursula Rudnick, Marc Saperstein, and Jonathan Magonet

/semitism’ (126). If this amalgam is confusing to the author, it is certainly confusing to the reader. Just as confusing, though for a different reason, is the beginning of the following subsection: It is easy to understand the benefits of anti/racism and

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Adi Binhas

findings ( Creswell 2007 ). Categories were defined in accordance with interviewees’ statements. For example, transcriptions of the interviews revealed that links between protests in Israel and anti-racism protests in other countries had been emphasized in

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John Ireland and Constance Mui

and political insights from prominent movements in the post-war era, including feminism, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, environmentalism, and the struggle for gay rights. Very much in line with these concerns, Ronald Aronson’s recent book: We

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From a Bendy Straw to a Twirly Straw

Growing up Disabled, Transnationally

Shilpaa Anand

-line of what looks like an anti-racism demonstration. In subversively invoking typical features of a Bollywood film, the director has Khanum literally falling into Laila’s lap in the post-demonstration teargas-infested chaos. Khanum’s boldness and Laila

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Laura Levine Frader, Ian Merkel, Jessica Lynne Pearson, and Caroline Séquin

) banning discrimination against women in employment (notably, the refusal to hire pregnant women) and adding sex discrimination to the 1972 anti-racism law, drew criticism from radical feminists who argued that these “little reforms” were not enough. Those

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Contested Memory

Retrieving the Africanist (Liberatory) Conception of Non-racialism

Ndumiso Dladla

prevail in South Africa is conceptually akin to what philosopher of race Theo David Goldberg (2009) has called anti-racialism (which is to be distinguished from anti-racism). Anti-racialism in effect gives rise to a phenomenon which has been called