New Imperialisms

An issue of: Radical History Review

New Imperialisms
Journal Issue Pages: 300 Volume 6, Number 95 Number: 95 Published: 2006 An issue of Radical History Review
The title of this special issue of Radical History Review refers to two interrelated themes: recent critical trends in the contentious analytic historiography of “modern” imperialisms, and the imperial-like aggression of the Bush administration. Contributors explore these themes by examining the international behavior of the United States in recent years.


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1. Editor’s Introduction–Mansour Bonakdarian

2. The Global War Against Teachers–Vijay Prashad

3. Invisible Empire: Visual Culture, Embodied Spectacle, And Abu Ghraib–Nicholas Mirzoeff

4. Importing Hegemony: Library Information Systems And U.S. Hegemony In Canada And Latin America–Ed Mckennon

5. Surveillance Creep! New Manifestations Of Data Surveillance At The Beginning Of The Twenty-First Century–Preemptive Media (Beatriz Da Costa, Jamie Schulte, And Brooke Singer)

6. Second Empire; Or, The Eighteenth Brumaire Of George W. Bush–Michael Hardt

7. Refractions Off Empire: Untimely Comparisons In Harsh Times–Ann Laura Stoler With David Bond

8. A New Kind Of Imperialism–Hakim Adi

9. Anti-Imperialism And Its Discontents: An Interview With Mark Rudd, Founding Member Of The Weather Underground–Sina Rahmani

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10. Arendt’s Lesson: The Challenge And Need For Teaching Empire In The Present–Christopher Joon-Hai Lee

11. Introduction: The Fate Of Nationalisms In The Age Of Bandung–Antoinette Burton, Augusto Espiritu, And Fanon Che Wilkins

12. Cold War Cosmopolitanism: The Education Of Santha Rama Rau In The Age Of Bandung, 1945–1954–Antoinette Burton

13. “To Carry Water On Both Shoulders”: Carlos P. Romulo, American Empire, And The Meanings Of Bandung–Augusto Espiritu

14. Beyond Bandung: The Critical Nationalism Of Lorraine Hansberry, 1950–1965 –Fanon Che Wilkins

15. Old Imperialisms And New Imperial Histories: Rethinking The History Of The Present

Review Of Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, How To Write The History Of The New World: Histories, Epistemologies, And Identities In The Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World; James L. Hevia, English Lessons: The Pedagogy Of Imperialism In Nineteenth-Century China; Betty Joseph, Reading The East India Company, 1720–1840: Colonial Currencies Of Gender; Philippa Levine, Prostitution, Race, And Politics: Policing Venereal Disease In The British Empire; Nicholas Mirzoeff, Watching Babylon: The War In Iraq And Global Visual Culture; And Megan Vaughan, Creating The Creole Island: Slavery In Eighteenth-Century Mauritius–

Kathleen Wilson

16. The Price Of Freedom Is Truth: Review Of The Price Of Freedom Exhibition, Washington, Dc–Carol Burke

17. Terror Lit: Review Of Jeffory A. Clymer, America’s Culture Of Terrorism: Violence, Capitalism, And The Written Word–Robert Perkinson

18. Race, Nation, And Empire In A Blackened World: Review Of Ivan Eland, The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed; and Andrew Ross And Kristin Ross, Eds., Anti-Americanism–Jared Sexton

19. About Baghdad: Review Of About Baghdad, Directed By Adam Shapiro et al.–Mark Levine


20. François Ngolet, 1961-2005–Andor Skotnes

21. Susan Porter Benson, 1943-2005–Sharon Hartman Strom

22. The Abusable Past–R. J. Lambrose

23. Notes On Contributors

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