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Material and Theoretical Constrictions
Susan Martin-Márquez

In recent decades, scholars in a variety of humanities fields have thoroughly interrogated the ways in which established critical practices and theoretical frameworks have reproduced paradigms of coloniality. Yet cinema studies lags in this initiative. This article examines how presentist tendencies in particular have contributed to the ongoing Eurocentrism of academic work on film, by focusing on the acute challenges of film preservation and access, and the persistent sway of French theory.

Film Studies
Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa

understand what’s happening around the world today as if there haven’t been people… theorising racism, nationalism, empire and gender for a century and warning of exactly what we see now.’ Moulded by Eurocentric knowledge systems, most of us react to such developments with utter shock. We – an imagined citizenry of respectable democracies – are horrified and appalled at how far we have been dragged from our liberal, more-or-less progressive self-image. And we are invited to consider whether we might be witnessing the end of the liberal humanitarian

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
From the Global to the Local
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

.M. Qasmiyeh, personal communication, 15 September 2018). 6 See www.refugeehosts.org . 7 For critical engagements with the concept, policy and practice of ‘self-reliance’, see Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (2015) , Fiori and Rigon (2017) and Easton-Calabria and Omata (2018) . 8 Palestinians have often been highly critical and wary of the UNRWA’s role, intentions and implications, including rejecting it as a Eurocentric institution which censors Palestinian history, politics and priorities

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs

Today, in many countries what is viewed as ‘credible’ economic knowledge stems from academic economics. The discipline of academic economics is based in universities across the world that employ economists who produce research that is published in academic journals and educate students who then go into government, businesses, and think tanks. Through the book’s authors’ and contributors’ experiences of economics education, and as part of the international student movement Rethinking Economics, it argues that academic economics in its current state does not provide people with the knowledge that we need to build thriving economies that allows everyone to flourish wherever they are from in the world, and whatever their racialised identity, gender or socioeconomic background. The consequences of this inadequate education links to modern economies being a root cause of systemic racism and sexism, socioeconomic inequality, and the ecological crisis. When economies are rooted in a set of principles that values whiteness, maleness and wealth, we should not be surprised by the inequalities that show up. Structural inequalities need systemic change, change that infiltrates through every level of the system, otherwise we risk reproducing and deepening them. This book makes the case that in order to reclaim economics it is necessary to diversify, decolonise and democratise how economics is taught and practised, and by whom. It calls on everyone to do what we can to reclaim economics for racial justice, gender equality and future generations.

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Fields of understanding and political action
Richard Philips

imperial power was and is both constituted and resisted geographically. 2 As promised in the Introduction, the book has examined the spatial dynamics of power with respect to the contested regulation of sexuality, aiming to critique and contest Eurocentric accounts of the same. It is now time to take stock of the ways in which these questions have been answered, the extent to which the promise of geographical imagination has been realised in activism and can be applied to contemporary problems. Building on Manderson

in Sex, politics and empire
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Anna Green and Kathleen Troup

historical laws, to the untheorized history of people different from one’s own. He suggested that a distinctive approach to world history, dating from the mid-twentieth century, ‘has focused attention on comparisons, connections, networks, and systems rather than the experiences of individual communities or discrete societies.’ He also pointed to a deeper engagement with Eurocentric assumptions and a ‘fixation on the nation-state as the default and even natural category of historical analysis.’ 6 Lynn Hunt defined globalization as ‘the process by which the world becomes

in The houses of history
Views from two Mediterranean cities
Mahdis Azarmandi and Piro Rexhepi

from which we are making these observations. Mahdis is a queer German-Iranian woman while Piro is a queer Albanian Muslim man raised in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, once the Socialist Republic of Macedonia and now Northern Macedonia. We owe a great deal of gratitude to our common friend and member of the trans-feminist collective t.i.c.t.a.c., Tjaša Kancler, who introduced and invited us to the encuentro antirracista. Situated in decolonial de-linking and divesting from the ways in which Barcelona is moulded and modelled in Eurocentric epistemologies

in European cities
Negotiating scholarly personae in UNESCO’s General History of Africa
Larissa Schulte Nordholt

persona concept have mostly adopted micro or meso perspectives of historical scholarship, and focused on specific scholars and their ideals of virtue and vice and on cross-disciplinary comparisons of virtue catalogues, respectively.2 African historians engaged in the General History of Africa, by contrast, invite us to adopt a macro perspective, given that they dissociated themselves from ‘the’ Western historian, no less, in its multiple, Eurocentric, incarnations. What could it mean for the study of scholarly personae to move to such a macro level and scrutinize a

in How to be a historian
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Southern worlds, globes, and spheres
Sarah Comyn and Porscha Fermanis

intertwined with and independent of what has been called the ‘settler aesthetic’? 21 The impetus behind these questions lies in the recent interest in the legacies of colonial knowledge production and related understandings of southness as part of an ethical ‘re-territorialising of global intellectual production’. 22 Contemporary theory, scholarship, and activism across multiple disciplines has used the south as a powerful way of writing against Eurocentric and transatlantic ideas of knowledge production and the economic dominance of the north, rejecting in particular

in Worlding the south
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Mapping the tyranny
Richard Philips

sexuality. Another general postcolonial project is to challenge Eurocentric versions of history and geography in which, as Marks puts it, ‘we’ did this to or for ‘them’, 55 and visions of the present and future in which the same must be true. Postcolonial geographies stand to contest the assumed passivity of the non-European and colonised worlds, to demonstrate that people and places ‘on the margins’ could also be active, making their own histories, if not of course in conditions of their own choosing. It can be

in Sex, politics and empire