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Potential history : unlearning imperialism

Author: Ariella Azoulay
Publisher: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this theoretical tour-de-force, renowned scholar Ariella Aïsha Azoulay calls on us to recognize the imperial foundations of knowledge and to refuse its strictures and its many violences. Azoulay argues that the institutions that make our world, from archives and museums to ideas of sovereignty and human rights to history itself, are all dependent on imperial modes of thinking. Imperialism has segmented  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ariella Azoulay
ISBN: 9781788735704 1788735706 9781788735711 1788735714 9781788735735 1788735730 9781788735728 1788735722
OCLC Number: 1124512424
Description: xvi, 634 pages : illustations ; 24 cm
Contents: Unlearning imperialism --
Plunder, objects, art, rights --
Imagine going on strike: museum workers --
Archives: the commons, not the past --
Imagine going on strike: photographers --
Potential history: not with the master"s tools, not with tools at all --
Imagine going on strike: historians --
Worldly sovereignty --
Imagine going on strike: the governed --
Human rights --
Imagine going on strike until our world is repaired --
Repair, reparations, return: the condition of worldliness.
Responsibility: Ariella Aïsha Azoulay.


A passionately urgent call for all of us to unlearn imperialism and repair the violent world we share.  Read more...


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"Ariella Azoulay takes on the seemingly impossible task of teaching us how to unlearn: unlearning imperialism, unlearning the archive, unlearning our complicity with regimes of violence, domination Read more...

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