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Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa

opposition to coloniality, even in the most ‘benign’ of research and policy areas, like international aid and humanitarianism. Coloniality can be understood as the perpetuation of colonial systems and technologies of domination into the present. As discussed by scholars such as Quijano, Grosfoguel, Dussel and Ndlovu-Gatsheni, the concept of decoloniality encourages systemic and historical analysis of the organised (re)production of injustice and mass human suffering. Formal colonialism (which arguably existed from 1492 to the 1960s) and transatlantic

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Negotiated Exceptions at Risk of Manipulation
Maelle L’Homme

onerous administrative requirements and to force affected states into consenting to in-country presence. A well-known example of such political manoeuvring is in Myanmar in May 2008, where advocates of the right to intervene in France, the UK and the United States spearheaded calls for the opening of air and sea corridors following Cyclone Nargis. Conclusion: Translating Historical Analysis into Practice Far from the harmless right of passage they are made to embody, humanitarian corridors resemble more a timid assertion of the principle of free access to

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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design
Mark Duffield

Humanitarian Technology: Good Intentions, Unintended Consquences and Insecurity ( London and New York : Routledge ). Jaspars , S. ( 2015 ), ‘ Food Aid, Power and Profit: A Historical Analysis of the Relation between Food Aid and Governance in Sudan ’ ( PhD thesis, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), Unversity of Bristol ). Joshi , D. ( 2017 ), ‘ Why Robots Will Kill Middle Incomes ’, European Investment Strategy: Special Report , 10 August ( Montreal

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Culture and memory after the Armistice
Editors: Trudi Tate and Kate Kennedy

This book revisits the end of the First World War to ask how that moment of silence was to echo into the following decades. It looks at the history from a different angle, asking how British and German creative artists addressed, questioned and remembered the Armistice and its silence. The book offers a genuinely interdisciplinary study, bringing together contributions from scholars in art history, music, literature and military history. It is unique in its comparison of the creative arts of both sides; assessing responses to the war in Britain, Germany and Austria. Together, the different chapters offer a rich diversity of methodological approaches, including archival research, historical analysis, literary and art criticism, musical analysis and memory studies. The chapters reconsider some well-known writers and artists to offer fresh readings of their works. These sit alongside a wealth of lesser-known material, such as the popular fiction of Philip Gibbs and Warwick Deeping and the music of classical composer Arthur Bliss. The wide-ranging discussions encompass such diverse subjects as infant care, sculpture, returned nurses, war cemeteries, Jewish identity, literary journals, soldiers' diaries and many other topics. Together they provide a new depth to our understanding of the cultural effects of the war and the Armistice. Finally, the book has a recuperative impulse, bringing to light rare and neglected materials, such as the letters of ordinary German and British soldiers, and Alfred Doblin's Armistice novel.

Ancoats and the ongoing housing question
Nigel de Noronha and Jonathan Silver

, we focused on his emphasis on thinking through the way housing is shaped by shifting relations between state and capital. We used a case study of the district of Ancoats in Manchester, the world's first industrial suburb and frequented by Engels in developing many of his pivotal ideas. Through historical analysis of the housing geographies of the district and the shifting state/capital relations across two hundred years of life in the neighbourhood we explored the experiences of residents, and the ways in which they are intimately tied to the interventions and

in How the other half lives
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Jonathan Benthall

This was published as a guest editorial in Anthropology Today , 29: 4, August 2013. An authoritative review of Akbar Ahmed’s The Thistle and the Drone was published by Malise Ruthven (Ruthven 2013b ). This book seems to me the finest of Akbar Ahmed’s many publications, blending a literary and religious sensibility with political and historical analysis, a

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
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Dana Arnold

actions (by which I mean gestures and marks) that create visual ekphrases, and in the spaces and surfaces that these images inhabit, a reading of categories of production and historical analysis that differs from canonical norms. My principal focus has been on examples from the long eighteenth century, which is undoubtedly a crucial moment in the account of description as a theory and practice. But the themes I explore and questions I raise are not unique to this period and enable us to address issues from a much broader historical sweep. Most urgent here is perhaps

in Architecture and ekphrasis
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History, time and temporality in development discourse
Uma Kothari

but reinforce inequalities. Thus, an historical analyses that can challenge how, for example, development problematically creates and uses temporal distinctions between past, present and future as well as how it discursively imagines other places as existing in the past, is central to unpacking development policies and its institutions as well as complex processes of planned social change more broadly. Finally, I suggest that a postcolonial historical analysis can offer ways of writing different histories and of moving beyond this problematic framing of time

in History, historians and development policy
Rob Boddice

individuals. 83 We can reconstruct their experiential frame of reference, including those situated practices that would have driven synaptic development and those psychotropic influences that would have washed the historical mind. If past experience seems unfamiliar, strange, seemingly implausible, but empirically verifiable, then our powers of historical analysis and explanation promise to expand dramatically. Genetics and epigenetics Genetic programming and genetic dispositions are contemporary hot topics. How we are is how we are written in our DNA. At

in The history of emotions
Paul Blackledge

historical analysis with an investigation of the production process obviously does not guarantee the power of the history thus produced. It was to guard against the error of reducing history to production that Marx insisted that the study of concrete moments in history demanded an analysis of the ‘concentration of many determinations’ in those periods. More specifically, he and Engels insisted that when viewed apart from real history, these abstractions have in themselves no value whatsoever. They can only serve to facilitate the arrangement of historical material and to

in Reflections on the Marxist theory of history