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Decolonization

Africa’s Last Colonial Currency Review

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.

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Matt Schneider

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Decolonization

Africa’s Last Colonial Currency Review

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.

By

Matt Schneider

Environment

The Future of Fallout Review

"The Future of Fallout" reveals how the long-term environmental consequences of nuclear warfare and petro-capitalism were evacuated and/or articulated vis-a-vis existential threat from post-World War II to the contemporary War on Terror.

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Bryan Nakayama

Borders and Migration

History on the Run: Secrecy, Fugitivity, and Hmong Refugee Epistemologies Review by Ma Vang Review

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.

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Kong Pheng Pha

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