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Postcolonial Paradoxes: The Cultural Economy of African Export Horticulture

Food and Globalization : Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World

Berg, 2008

Book Chapter

...Imagine a plane taking off in the middle of the night from a town seemingly in the middle of nowhere. The time was January 1994, the place Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, and the plane was full of premier-quality French beans, headed north...

Gender, Patriarchy, and Sexual Violence in Rwanda

Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century : A Comparative Survey

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...During the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, genocide planners and perpetrators used sexual torture, mutilation, and enslavement as weapons of genocide against Tutsi women and girls. An epidemiological survey of women in Rwanda in 1994 found that 49...

Forgetting to Remember in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

Book Chapter

...When we awake each morning, we hold in our hands, usually weakly and loosely, but a few fringes of the tapestry of lived life, as loomed for us by forgetting.Benjamin 1973: 202Introduction The corollary to memory is forgetting.This paper...

An Exceptional Genocide? Sexual Violence in the Holocaust

Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century : A Comparative Survey

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...On February 22, 2001, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) declared rape to be “a crime against humanity.” Rape in this definition was not limited to forced penetration but was taken to cover sexual slavery...

‘Unbridled Passions’, honour and status in late eighteenth-century Cape Town

Honour, Violence and Emotions in History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...No-one will want to deny that it is the most grievous offence that can be done to an upright and right-minded person when one’s honour andreputation is damaged by people who cannot master their own unbridled passions since, in accordance...

Women as Perpetrators: Agency and Authority in Genocidal Rwanda

Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century : A Comparative Survey

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Introduction Although much of the literature on gender and armed conflict focuses, appropriately, on women as victims of violence, women also act as agents of violence in armed conflicts and mass atrocities. During the 1994 Rwandan...

Jewish Refugee Children in British Kenya

The Young Victims of the Nazi Regime : Migration, the Holocaust and Postwar Displacement

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...In the expansive historiography of Holocaust studies, little has been written about the movement of refugees to tropical colonies, such as in Africa and the West Indies. British Kenya alone accepted between 700 and 1,000 Jewish refugees...

Elegance, Transnationalism and an African Fashion Capital

Fashion’s World Cities

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...Prologue: From Colonial to Global The first scenes of Ousmane Sembene’s filmic satire of neocolonial elites, Xala (1974), present the transfer of power from French officials to the male elite of newly independent Senegal in 1960. Dressed...

Work and Workplaces

A Cultural History of Work in Antiquity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...In classical antiquity, as in many premodern societies, much everyday work could be done anywhere: basic productive activities such as wood-working, bone-carving, pot shaping, spinning, or weaving could be done inside, in rooms also used...

The Cult of the Pharaoh in New Kingdom Egypt – Cultural Memory or State Ideology?

Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...The temples of Egypt are peppered with images of the pharaoh as a victorious leader, a great man, chosen of the gods. These static images are all that are left to the modern world. Surely, however, he was more than this to the early...