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CfP: Global Decolonization Workshop III: The Invention and Reinvention of Decolonization: Rethinking the ‘Waves’ Narrative

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:52

Was ‘decolonization’ a European invention designed to ease the ‘White Man’s Burden’ and pave the way for a neo-colonial system of extraction and dependency? Was it a Latin American invention intended to undo ‘the colonial system?’ Or was it an Indian, French Algerian or Caribbean invention? All the above? Is the received ‘wave’ narrative (first, second, third, fourth waves) currently used to tell the global history of decolonization still adequate to the task? Or would notions such as ‘invention’ and ‘reinvention’ be more useful?

We seek papers that address any of the following:

Postdoctoral Research Associates with 1989 after 1989 and AHRC-project Socialism Goes Global

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:48

Supporting the work of Professor James Mark, 1989 after 1989 and the AHRC Socialism Goes Global, we have 3 vacancies for Postdoctoral Research Associates with immediate start.

The 12 month fixed term post with 1989 after 1989 and based in Exeter, UK will focus on the fall of state socialism in Eastern Europe in global perspective, focusing on political, economic and cultural themes.