Founded in Brussels in 1927, the League Against Imperialism attracted anticolonial activists like Nehru, Sukarno, and Kenyatta, as well as figures like Einstein and Madame Sun Yat-Sen. Its immediate goals were to develop solidarity between communists, socialists, and anti-colonial nationalists worldwide.
Verschlagwortet: New Books
By Ruth Nattermann. This book is the first epoch-spanning study on Jewish participation in the Italian women’s movement, focussing in a transnational perspective on the experience of Italian-Jewish protagonists
Carolin Liebisch-Gümüş, Research Fellow at the GHI Washington, published her first monograph titled „Verflochtene Nationsbildung. Die Neue Türkei und der Völkerbund 1918–38“ this summer. Here, she gives us some insights into her recent publication.
Modernization Dreams, Lusotropical Promises: A Global Studies Perspective on Brazil-Mozambique Development Discourse
By Ana Beatriz Ribeiro. Across disciplines, scholars writing on Brazil used to take for granted the state actor’s image as a particularly open-minded “emerging power.”
By Bashir Bashir and Leila Farsakh. Over the past two decades, Middle Eastern and European politics have been impacted by three critical developments that call into question dominant understandings of nationalism, citizenship, and decolonization. The aggressive and ongoing colonization of Palestine created irreversible realities that cast serious doubts on the feasibility of partition and the “two-state solution.”
Taboo, Trauma and Identity: Subject Constructions of Palestinians in Germany and in Switzerland, 1960 to 2015
By Sarah El Bulbeisi. Since 1947, more than 700,000 Palestinians have been displaced from their homes in what is now Israel, and have become refugees. As a traumatic experience, the Nakba has become a crucial part of the collective memory and the identities of the Palestinians.
Interview with Samuli Schielke. Samuli Schielke’s latest book, Migrant Dreams: Egyptian Workers in the Gulf States (AUC Press, 2020), is a vivid ethnography of Egyptian migrants to the Arab Gulf states. It investigates the imagination that migration thrives on, and the hopes and ambitions generated by the repeated experience of leaving and returning home.
Exiled Among Nations: German and Mennonite Mythologies in a Transnational Age – Interview with John P.R. Eicher
Earlier this year, the monograph “Exiled Among Nations: German and Mennonite Mythologies in a Transnational Age” by John P.R. Eicher was published by Cambridge University Press, in the Publications of the German Historical Institute Series. We talked with the author about the origins of his book, the role of institutions for diasporic groups and links between his research and today’s world.
By Christopher J. Lee. Worldmaking after Empire is a study of political thought and institution building during the twentieth century, with a specific focus on black Anglophone leaders and intellectuals such as W. E. B. Du Bois, George Padmore, Kwame Nkrumah, Michael Manley, and Julius Nyerere. The central argument of the book is that the anticolonialism they promoted was not solely concerned with national self-determination and the establishment of nation-states.
Southern African Liberation Movements and the Global Cold War ‘East’ – Transnational Activism 1960–1990
By Lena Dallywater, Chris Saunders, and Helder Adegar Fonseca. The authors in this volume argue that the links between the liberation movements and the Global East must be understood in their local contexts, including personal agendas and internal conflicts, rather than primarily in the traditional framework of Cold War competition.
Interview on Nazan’s book “Ottoman Children and Youth during World War I” that was awarded the AMECYS 2020 book award. Nazan is Einstein guest professor at the Freie Universität Berlin and a EUME Fellow 2009-10.
By Clara Frysztacka. “Zeit-Schriften der Moderne” is a study of the construction of historical time in “classical” modernity at the end of the long 19th century. The pioneering work of Reinhard Koselleck on historical semantics as well as postcolonial historiography invite us to think about modernity …
By Ronit Ricci How are the plights of Adam, first man and, according to Islamic tradition, also first prophet; Sita, heroine of the Ramayana; and the 18th century Javanese king…
By Sonali Pahwa When the dust of a revolution settles, its sense memory lives on in protest songs, poems, and chants. In the years leading up to the Egyptian uprising…
By Philip Geisler During a seminar trip to Cambodia last year with the research program Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices, our group continuously encountered people engaged in creative practices –…
By Megan Maruschke Social scientists tend to talk about globalization as a challenge to nation states; its threat, especially to developing states, is often illustrated in special economic zones, export…
On Ulf Engel (ed.) Africa’s Transregional Conflicts, special issue of Comparativ, Volume 28, No. 6 (2018), pp. 7-108 [published late in 2019]. By Ulf Engel This special issue of the…