Freedom Time

Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World
Author: Gary Wilder
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822375796
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 5144
Freedom Time reconsiders decolonization from the perspectives of Aimé Césaire (Martinique) and Léopold Sédar Senghor (Senegal) who, beginning in 1945, promoted self-determination without state sovereignty. As politicians, public intellectuals, and poets they struggled to transform imperial France into a democratic federation, with former colonies as autonomous members of a transcontinental polity. In so doing, they revitalized past but unrealized political projects and anticipated impossible futures by acting as if they had already arrived. Refusing to reduce colonial emancipation to national independence, they regarded decolonization as an opportunity to remake the world, reconcile peoples, and realize humanity’s potential. Emphasizing the link between politics and aesthetics, Gary Wilder reads Césaire and Senghor as pragmatic utopians, situated humanists, and concrete cosmopolitans whose postwar insights can illuminate current debates about self-management, postnational politics, and planetary solidarity. Freedom Time invites scholars to decolonize intellectual history and globalize critical theory, to analyze the temporal dimensions of political life, and to question the territorialist assumptions of contemporary historiography.

The Global 1960s

Convention, contest and counterculture
Author: Tamara Chaplin,Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351780212
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 4049
The Global 1960s presents compelling narratives from around the world in order to de-center the roles played by the United States and Europe in both scholarship on, and popular memories of, the sixties. Geographically and chronologically broad, this volume scrutinizes the concept of "the sixties" as defined in both Western and non-Western contexts. It provides scope for a set of analyses that together span the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Written by a diverse and international group of contributors, chapters address topics ranging from the socialist scramble for Africa, to the Naxalite movement in West Bengal, the Troubles in Northern Ireland, global media coverage of Israel, Cold War politics in Hong Kong cinema, sexual revolution in France, and cultural imperialism in Latin America. The Global 1960s explores the contest between convention and counter-culture that shaped this iconic decade, emphasizing that while the sixties are well-known for liberation, activism, and protest against the establishment, traditional hierarchies and social norms remained remarkably entrenched. Multi-faceted and transnational in approach, this book is valuable reading for all students and scholars of twentieth-century global history.

Impure and Worldly Geography

Pierre Gourou and Tropicality
Author: Gavin Bowd,Daniel Clayton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317118081
Category: Science
Page: 320
View: 2527
Tropicality is a centuries-old Western discourse that treats otherness and the exotic in binary – ‘us’ and ‘them’ – terms. It has long been implicated in empire and its anxieties over difference. However, little attention has been paid to its twentieth-century genealogy. This book explores this neglected history through the work of Pierre Gourou, one of the century’s foremost purveyors of what anti-colonial writer Aimé Césaire dubbed tropicalité. It explores how Gourou’s interpretations of ‘the nature’ of the tropical world, and its innate difference from the temperate world, were built on the shifting sands of twentieth-century history – empire and freedom, modernity and disenchantment, war and revolution, culture and civilisation, and race and development. The book addresses key questions about the location and power of knowledge by focusing on Gourou’s cultivation of the tropics as a romanticised, networked and affective domain. The book probes what Césaire described as Gourou’s ‘impure and worldly geography’ as a way of opening up interdisciplinary questions of geography, ontology, epistemology, experience and materiality. This book will be of great interest to scholars and students within historical geography, history, postcolonial studies, cultural studies and international relations.

Island People

The Caribbean and the World
Author: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782115609
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 1195
Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards Clustered together in azure-blue waters are a collection of little islands whose culture, history and people have touched every corner of the world. From the moment Columbus gazed out at what he mistook for India, and wrote in his journal of 'the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen,' the Caribbean has been the subject of fantasies, myths and daydreams. It was claimed, and its societies were built to enrich old Europe, and much later its beaches were splashed across billboards advertising fizzy drinks, its towns and people pictured in holiday brochures. But these islands are so much more than gloss, white sand and palm trees, they form a region rich in colour, beauty and strength. Home of the Rastafarian faith, Che Guevara's stomping ground and birthplace of reggae, the Caribbean has produced some of the world's most famous artists, activists, writers, musicians and sportsmen - from Usain Bolt to Bob Marley and from Harry Belafonte to V. S. Naipaul. In the pages of Island People we hear the voices of the Caribbean people, explore their home and learn what it means to them, and to the world. In this fascinating and absorbing book, the product of almost a decade of travel and intense study, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro strips away the fantasy and myth to expose the real islands, and the real people, that make up the Caribbean.

African Political Activism in Postcolonial France

State Surveillance and Social Welfare
Author: Gillian Glaes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351698621
Category: History
Page: 234
View: 7687
African Political Activism in Postcolonial France engages with several areas of scholarly inquiry, ranging from the study of immigrants to the investigation of surveillance and the legacy of colonialism. Within migration studies, many important analyses have focused on integration, yielding critical contributions to our understanding of immigration and identity. This work moves in a different direction. Factoring in the dynamics of colonialism, decolonization, and their effect on immigrant political activism and state policy in the postcolonial, Cold War era reveals that immigrants from francophone Sub-Saharan Africa were key players who shaped the development of public policy toward immigrants. Through this approach, we can understand how republicanism, colonial ideology, immigration policy, and immigrant political activism intersected in the post-colonial era, shaping the reception of African workers and affecting their lives and experiences in France.

Die Verdammten dieser Erde

Author: Frantz Fanon,Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518371688
Category: Afrika - Entkolonialisierung
Page: 266
View: 8545

Nairobi Heat

Author: Mukoma wa Ngugi
Publisher: Transit Buchverlag
ISBN: 3887473035
Category: Fiction
Page: 162
View: 2982
In einem reichen, weißen Vorort von Madison/Wisconsin wird eine junge blonde Frau tot aufgefunden. Das Haus, vor dem die Tote liegt, gehört einem afrikanischen Professor, der für seine Rettungstaten während des Völkermords in Ruanda weltweit als Held verehrt wird. Der schwarze Detective, der in dem Fall ermittelt, fliegt aufgrund eines mysteriösen Anrufs nach Nairobi, Kenia, wo er zusammen mit seinem afrikanischen Kollegen der Vergangenheit des Professors auf die Spur kommen will. Schnell wird klar, dass es hier um viel mehr geht als den Tod eines weißen Mädchens. Es entwickelt sich eine heiße Jagd in einem Sumpf von Korruption, Intrigen und Gewalt. Gleichzeitig ist es auch die Konfrontation des Detectives aus den reichen USA mit Afrika, seiner Geschichte und Kultur, und nicht zuletzt mit der eigenen Identität...

Schwarze Haut, weiße Masken

Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783851326765
Page: 230
View: 8231

Frantz Fanon

ein Porträt
Author: Alice Cherki
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783894013882
Page: 349
View: 9473

Africa's Quest for a Philosophy of Decolonization

Author: Messay Kebede
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042008106
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
View: 7551
This book discovers freedom in the colonial idea of African primitiveness. As human transcendence, freedom escapes the drawbacks of otherness, as defended by ethnophilosophy, while exposing the idiosyncratic inspiration of Eurocentric universalism. Decolonization calls for the reconnection with freedom, that is, with myth-making understood as the inaugural act of cultural pluralism. The cultural condition of modernization emerges when the return to the past deploys the future.


Jugendrevolte und globaler Protest
Author: Norbert Frei
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423432942
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 1611
Jugendrevolte und globaler Protest Die Chiffre »68« steht für ein Jahrzehnt der Rebellion. Nicht nur in der Bundesrepublik, sondern in ganz Europa und rund um den Globus erhob sich damals eine kritische Jugend, einen kurzen Sommer lang sogar hinter dem Eisernen Vorhang. Der eindringliche Überblick stellt die deutsche Studentenbewegung in jenen internationalen Zusammenhang, aus dem heraus vieles überhaupt erst zu verstehen ist.

Zwischen ihnen

Author: Richard Ford
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446257861
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
View: 6594
Mit siebzehn verliebt sich Edna Akin aus Arkansas in Parker Ford, einen Jungen vom Land mit den durchscheinend hellblauen Ford-Augen. Sie heiraten und beginnen ein Nomadenleben in den Südstaaten der USA – Parker arbeitet als Handlungsreisender. Die 30er Jahre ziehen vorbei wie ein langes Wochenende, ungezählte Meilen, Cocktails, Hotelzimmer: New Orleans, Texarcana, Memphis. Die Geborgenheit, die es in ihrer Welt, dem Amerika der frühen Ford-Romane, nicht gibt, finden sie beieinander. Dann kommt ein einziges spätes Kind zur Welt – und alles ändert sich. "Zwischen ihnen" ist Richard Fords intimstes Buch: ein literarisches Memoir über seine Eltern und ein atmosphärisches Porträt des Lebens in den USA Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts.

The Postcolonial Contemporary

Political Imaginaries for the Global Present
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780823280070
Category: Postcolonialism
Page: 352
View: 8976
This volume seeks to recognize and reflect upon the postcolonial character of the contemporary conjuncture while asking whether postcolonial criticism can adequately grasp it. Neither simply for nor against postcolonialism, The Postcolonial Contemporary cuts across the false alternative, thinking with postcolonial theory about political contemporaneity. Many of the most influential frameworks of postcolonial theory were developed from the 1970s to the 1990s, during what we may now recognize as the twilight of the postwar period. If forms of capitalist imperialism are entering into new configurations of neoliberal privatization, wars-without-end, xenophobic nationalism, and unsustainable extraction, what aspects of post-colonial inquiry must be reworked or revised in order to grasp our political present? The book's twelve contributors, from a range of disciplines and regional locations--history, anthropology, literature, geography, indigenous studies; the Black Atlantic; South Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Australia, Argentina--push past our habitual oppositions: universal versus particular; Marxism versus postcolonialism; politics versus culture. They reckon with colonial temporality, deprovincializing the Global South, beyond Marxism versus postcolonial studies, and postcolonial spatiality and new political imaginaries. From the book's powerful and substantial Introduction through its dozen compelling chapters, The Postcolonial Contemporary will be a landmark volume for reassessing a crucial critical framework for today's world--back cover.

Weder arm noch ohnmächtig

Eine Streitschrift gegen schwarze Eliten und weisse Helfer
Author: Axelle Kabou
Publisher: Lenos Verlag
ISBN: 3857879211
Category: Political Science
Page: 260
View: 4183
In ihrer provozierenden Analyse rechnet die Kamerunerin Axelle Kabou mit den afrikanischen Eliten ab - und mit einer Haltung, die mehr als vierzig Jahre nach der Unabhängigkeit immer noch alle Schuld am Elend Afrikas der Sklaverei und dem Kolonialismus zuweist. Ihre brisante Hauptthese: "Afrika will sich nicht entwickeln." Mit Blick auf Asien, das es geschafft habe, aus der Abhängigkeit vom Westen herauszukommen, meint die Autorin, es sei höchste Zeit, dass Afrika sich für seine Geschichte selbst verantwortlich fühle und sein Schicksal in die eigenen Hände nehme. Afrika sei nämlich "weder arm noch ohnmächtig".

Zeit, Arbeit und gesellschaftliche Herrschaft

eine neue Interpretation der kritischen Theorie von Marx
Author: Moishe Postone
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783924627584
Page: 616
View: 9821

Parlament der Menschheit

die Vereinten Nationen und der Weg zur Weltregierung
Author: Paul M. Kennedy
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406563287
Category: International relations
Page: 400
View: 6407

Die Politik der großen Zahlen

Eine Geschichte der statistischen Denkweise
Author: Alain Desrosières
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540270116
Category: Mathematics
Page: 434
View: 6844
Statistik ("Staatenkunde"), Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und die Philosophie der Wahrscheinlichkeit sind auch als "siamesische Drillinge" bekannt. Das Buch analysiert den Werdegang der Statistik und zeigt Verbindungen zwischen der internalistischen Geschichte der Formalismen und Werkzeuge sowie der externalistisch orientierten Geschichte der Institutionen auf. Der Spannungsbogen erstreckt sich vom Vorabend der Französischen Revolution bis hin zum Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs, wobei Frankreich, Deutschland, England und die USA ausführlich behandelt werden. Was haben Richter und Astronomen gemeinsam? Wer waren die "politischen Arithmetiker"? Was ist ein "Durchschnittsmensch"? Wie ändert sich im Laufe der Zeit das, was man "Realismus" nennt? Kann man vom Teil auf das Ganze schließen? Und wenn ja, warum? Welche Rolle spielt der Franziskanerorden? Wir begegnen Adolphe Quetelet, Karl Pearson, Egon Pearson, Francis Galton, Emile Durkheim und vielen anderen. Glücksspiele, Zufall, Bayesscher Ansatz, das St. Petersburger Paradoxon, der Choleravibrio, Erblichkeit, das Galtonsche Brett, Taxonomie, Wahlprognosen, Arbeitslosigkeit und Ungleichheit, die Entstehung der Arten, die Ordnung der Dinge und die Dinge des Lebens – das sind die Themen des Buches.