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Beyond “identity”
We often think of ourselves as our body, mind, and emotions. We take these three elements and make an amalgamation. However, we also often talk about a person’s soul. Is there any scientific basisExpand
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Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present
1. Introduction: From colonies to third world 2. Workers, peasants, and the crisis of colonialism 3. Citizenship, self-government, and development: the possibilities of the post-war moment 4. EndingExpand
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Decolonization and African Society. The Labor Question in French and British Africa
1. Introduction Part I. The Dangers of Expansion and the Dilemmas of Reform: 2. The labor question unposed 3. Reforming imperialism, 1935-40 4. Forced labor, strike movements, and the idea ofExpand
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What is the Concept of Globalization Good for? An African Historian's Perspective
African history reveals the inadequacy of the concept of globalization. In contrasting a present of flows with a past of structures, it misreads the ways in which a 400-year-long process defined bothExpand
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Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World
Starting with the premise that Europe was made by its imperial projects as much as colonial encounters were shaped by events and conflicts in Europe, the contributors to Tensions of EmpireExpand
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On the fiftieth anniversary of an ambiguous event – the referendum giving French Africans the choice of immediate independence or a new status within a ‘French Community’ – this article points to theExpand
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