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The tragic voice of Richard Wright
Bill Schwarz

Vietnam War in the United States and the degree to which anti-war mobilisation paralleled the race politics of Civil Rights and Black Power. In an intriguing closing passage, referring to ‘the interaction between the American Civil Rights movement and British decolonization’, he observed that ‘the comparison is fundamental for an understanding of the era. Even though the currents

in Cultures of decolonisation
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Stuart Ward

several excellent chapters on empire and metropolitan culture in the volume covering the nineteenth century, and somewhat fewer in the twentieth-century volume, but absolutely nothing relating to the post-1945 era. 5 John Darwin, Britain and Decolonization: The Retreat from Empire in the Post-War World (London

in British culture and the end of empire
Spanish rhetorics of empire from the 1950s to the 1970s
Andreas Stucki

to praise ‘Spain’s noble act’ and to refer to ‘exemplary decolonization’. 11 What in official rhetoric was presented as a sound and well-thought-out plan was, in fact, the outcome of international pressures and subsequent power struggles both within Spain and in the former colonies. In short: behind the power struggle in Madrid lay the conflicting relationship between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

in Rhetorics of empire
John Holt & Co. (Liverpool) Ltd as a contemporary free-standing company, 1945–2006
Stephanie Decker

. Davies (ed.), The Diary of John Holt , Research in Maritime History 5 (St John’s, Newfoundland: International Maritime Economic History Association, 1993). 4 S. E. Stockwell, The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast (Oxford: Clarendon, 2000), p. 115

in The empire in one city?
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Aaron Edwards

to the country’s prestige. It was part of an even more deceptively simple viewpoint, raised by Professor Sir Michael Howard: ‘In any event, if we had attempted to retain our hegemonical position in any of these regions, how would it have been paid for?’26 One might also add the views of one-time Colonial Secretary Oliver Lyttelton to this strategic debate. Lyttelton argued that ‘the only practical course’ open to the Conservative government was to support the process of decolonization, for, after all, ‘we do not have the force to govern without the consent of the

in Defending the realm?
Kuba Szreder

, of collating resources, finding allies and rallying other projectarians. They usually have pretty visible outcomes. When activists from G.U.L.F. (Global Ultra Luxury Fraction) temporarily occupied the Guggenheim in New York to protest against the appalling conditions of labour for workers constructing the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (2011), the museum management responded to this action by closing their premises to visitors and emptying the exhibition halls, while art-activists engaged in fervent discussions and ad hoc assemblies. When Decolonize This Place protested the

in The ABC of the projectariat
Martin Thomas

, 1978). 6 Cooper, Decolonization and African Society , pp. 156–7, 167. 7 Elikia M’Bokolo, Trench colonial policy in equatorial Africa in the 1940s and 1950s’, in Gifford and Louis, Transfer of Power

in The French empire at war 1940–45
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Ralph Hotere and ‘New Commonwealth Internationalism’
Damian Skinner

, ‘Decolonization, Independence and Cultural Revival, 1945–89’, in P. Brunt, N. Thomas, S. Mallon, L. Bolton, D. Brown, D. Skinner, S. Küchler, Art in Oceania: A New History (London: Thames and Hudson, 2012), p. 371. 6 Nicholas Thomas describes this as the problem of the

in Cultures of decolonisation
Systems and structures in an age of upheaval
Torbjørn L. Knutsen

was replaced by the young, charismatic John F. Kennedy. His presidency symbolized the advent of a new generation with new political ideals. The USA was deeply shaken when Kennedy was assassinated in Texas in October 1963 and replaced by the Texan Senator Lyndon B. Johnson (1963–69). In the USSR, the Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was toppled in a palace coup in 1964 and replaced by Leonid Brezhnev. One of the most significant issues that marked international relations during these years was that of decolonization. Nations in Asia and Africa demanded self

in A history of International Relations theory (third edition)
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Budd L. Hall, Edward T. Jackson, Rajesh Tandon, Jean-Marc Fontan, and Nirmala Lall

larger effort to understand and use knowledge and its construction and co-construction in ways that are authentically linked to the struggles of everyday people for a better world. The global neo-liberal economic agenda that has produced a kind of market utopia has been supported by a canon of western, largely male, elite knowledge systems and practices. As the failure of the global market to close the gaps between the rich and poor or provide a platform for more democratic citizen engagement becomes clearer every day, we are thinking of ways to decolonize knowledge

in Knowledge, democracy and action