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Véronique Machelidon and Patrick Saveau

interpellate the dominant group and inflect the discussion of a contemporary event (the issue of the marriage for all) through the citation of a foreclosed political or historical narrative (colonization, colonial resistance, and decolonization), embedded in literature. At the same time, Taubira was enlisting the power of literature2 to redress present and past injustices, refresh repressed memories, denounce the hierarchy between the postcolonial margin and the hegemonic metropolis, and undermine the hegemonic narrative of French politics and history. Taubira’s faith in the

in Reimagining North African Immigration
The Manchester School, colonial and postcolonial transformations
Author: Richard Werbner

Anthropology after Gluckman places the intimate circle around Max Gluckman, his Manchester School, in the vanguard of modern social anthropology. The book discloses the School’s intense, argument-rich collaborations, developing beyond an original focus in south and central Africa. Where outsiders have seen dominating leadership by Gluckman, a common stock of problems, and much about conflict, Richard Werbner highlights how insiders were drawn to explore many new frontiers in fieldwork and in-depth, reflexive ethnography, because they themselves, in class and gender, ethnicity and national origins, were remarkably inclusive. Characteristically different anthropologists, their careers met the challenges of being a public intellectual, an international celebrity, an institutional good citizen, a social and political activist, an advocate of legal justice. Their living legacies are shown, for the first time, through interlinked social biography and intellectual history to reach broadly across politics, law, ritual, semiotics, development studies, comparative urbanism, social network analysis and mathematical sociology. Innovation – in research methods and techniques, in documenting people’s changing praxis and social relations, in comparative analysis and a destabilizing strategy of re-analysis within ethnography – became the School’s hallmark. Much of this exploration confronted troubling times in Africa, colonial and postcolonial, which put the anthropologists and their anthropological knowledge at risk. The resurgence of debate about decolonization makes the accounts of fierce, End of Empire argument and recent postcolonial anthropology all the more topical. The lessons, even in activism, for social scientists, teachers as well as graduate and undergraduate students are compelling for our own troubled times.

‘Postcolonial’ as periodizer
Andrew Sartori

Introduction The term ‘post-colonial’ proliferated rapidly in English and French starting in the 1950s, mirroring the acceleration of processes of decolonization. Down through the 1970s and 1980s, ‘post-colonial’ remained for the most part a relatively straightforward political periodizer. It named whatever institutional order followed the end of formal colonial rule – and by extension, the social and cultural forms that accompanied that institutional order. But starting in the 1980s, a second

in Post-everything
Of ‘savages’ and ‘terrorists’
Sean R. Roberts

to decolonize this relationship, and arguably has at times in history attempted to do so, Xi Jinping's CCP appears to be establishing a model for modern China, which does not recognize the strategies of decolonization or multiculturalism as options. As James Leibold ( 2019 ) has convincingly suggested, Xi Jinping has embraced an inherently assimilationist approach to nation-building in today's PRC that is based on fusing Han culture with the entire nation of the PRC. As a result, the state is embarking on an overall drive to assimilate non-Han peoples into a Han

in The Xinjiang emergency
The role(s) of the military in Southeast Asia
Alex J. Bellamy and Bryn Hughes

of threats: threats emanating from China and the necessity of ‘balancing’ Chinese hegemony; threats relating to territorial disputes produced by decolonization; and secessionist and Islamist threats. Between them these portrayals of threat constitute a powerful case for insisting on the centrality of military force to the provision of security from threats emanating from

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
Monarchy in New Zealand, political rhetoric and adjusting to the end of empire
H. Kumarasingham

the decolonization of the British Empire, the decline in importance of New Zealand’s relations with the United Kingdom and the search for an identity more grounded in the Pacific, the monarchy, nonetheless, endures. This chapter explores aspects of the remnants and lineage of the Crown in New Zealand political rhetoric and, selectively, how the language of monarchy has been popularized and indigenized

in Rhetorics of empire
Negotiating scholarly personae in UNESCO’s General History of Africa
Larissa Schulte Nordholt

moment in the history of historiography that purposefully sought to combat existing models of ‘good scholarship’ from a decolonizing perspective? The postcolonial actors who wrote history in this moment were caught in a paradoxical negotiation of the historical difference between their societies and the need to deal with Western projections of modernity on 182 what is an african historian? those societies. This led them to regard western historiography, at least as it pertained to the history of Africa, with scepticism. Therefore, whilst they were still embedded in a

in How to be a historian
Empire and identity, 1923–39
Thomas Hajkowski

and cared less.”15 This chapter, and the subsequent one, argue that the BBC committed itself to projecting the empire in a broad range of program types—talks, features, plays, outside broadcasts, variety, and music. Given the reach and potential influence of the BBC, this suggests that empire remained important to British national identity into the 1950s, even after the first wave of decolonization. Certainly, to borrow David Cannadine’s phrase, what the empire “looked like” changed significantly from 1922 to 1953, but it was almost always in the BBC’s schedules.16

in The BBC and national identity in Britain, 1922–53
Kevern Verney

rights organizations, the use of such criteria suffered from a number of limitations, but they were particularly unhelpful when it came to evaluating the achievements of Black Power spokespersons and the groups they represented. The achievements of race leaders like Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael generally took more subtle, less tangible, forms. These included community empowerment, heightened racial pride and consciousness, and a decolonization of the black ghetto mind, rather than specific political initiatives to address the physical problems of the inner cities

in The Debate on Black Civil Rights in America
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Britishness, empire, and Hong Kong
Mark Hampton

the British Empire in the Era of Vietnam’, in Wm. Roger Louis, The Ends of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire, Suez and Decolonization (London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2006), pp. 557–86 (pp. 585–6). He cites Rhodesia as a counterexample to this general picture. See also Ritchie Ovendale, ‘The End of Empire’, in Richard English and Michael

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97