Surveying five hundred years of maritime history, Campling and Colás contend that capitalism is a ‘terraqueous’ project, by which they mean that the earth’s geographic separation into land and sea has long been central to capital’s ability to reproduce itself.
Our world’s recent events seem to be bringing some of those ‘sets of social relations’ into the open to be reckoned with. It follows, then, that we must continue to reckon with the influences maps will exert in this process.
More than a dozen independent African nations use the CFA franc, a currency with colonial origins and ongoing colonial functions. A new study of the CFA franc explains the monetary mechanisms of persistent French domination in Africa and carries forward a radical tradition of economic critique and political struggle.
State histories of war and militarism are often made secret, but those who are most affected by state violence also enact their own ways of narrating those same histories. This tension of historical narration has implications on epistemology and decolonial methodologies.
“As If Sand Were Stone” reaches well beyond New York and Lagos, speaking to coastal urbanism more broadly – a condition of planetary prominence and one under increasing threat from sea level rise, storm surges and subsidence. There are lessons we can take with us.
Passing Orders re-deploys queer theory concerns with sovereignty, ontology, and futurity by applying them to neocharismatic Christian demonology literature, that which demonizes queer, black, indigenous, and colonized bodies as integrally, inevitably, and incontestably other.
This essay brings into conversation two recent books in this field that expound a different set of decolonial projects. In these books, Nadine El-Enany and Gary Wilder refuse to position the nation-state, with its bounded national territorial logic, as the frame of the analysis, thereby rejecting ‘methodological nationalism’.
The War Lawyers expertly reveals how lawyers in the 'kill chain' make possible “juridically sanctioned violence” and upend attempts to humanize warfare through law. Yet, to whom do these legal arguments speak? Can lawyers legitimize imperial war?