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The Funambulist Nº10: Architecture & Colonialism

The Funambulist Nº10: Architecture & Colonialism

Colonialism is not an era, it is a system of military/police, legal, administrative, social, and cultural system of domination; and, architecture is not (only) an aesthetic vessel, it is an apparatus

What Puerto Rico Needs After Hurricane Maria

James Carroll examines the colonialist relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico in light of the recent devastation brought by Hurricane Maria.
Should the Catholic Church Recognize a 'Queer Saint'?

Should the Catholic Church Recognize a 'Queer Saint'?

A look inside the campaign to make the church recognize what may be the first homophobic execution in Brazil.

Colonial Postcards and Women as Props for War-Making

Sarah Sentilles on what the staged photographs in Malek Alloula’s book “The Colonial Harem” reveal about France’s patronizing attitude toward Algeria.
The Way We Talk About Puerto Rico Is Bullshit

The Way We Talk About Puerto Rico Is Bullshit

In the weeks since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, you will have no doubt seen some variation of the words “Puerto Ricans are Americans.” It’s a well-meaning refrain coming from a wide range
A Columbus Day question: Was colonialism inherently evil or racist?

A Columbus Day question: Was colonialism inherently evil or racist?

Everyone thinks they know. They can't all be right The post A Columbus Day question: Was colonialism inherently evil or racist? appeared first on Hot Air.
Catalan president: Maybe we’ll wait a few weeks before declaring independence

Catalan president: Maybe we’ll wait a few weeks before declaring independence

Pope Francis: Wait longer. A lot longer. The post Catalan president: Maybe we’ll wait a few weeks before declaring independence appeared first on Hot Air.
The Long, Thorny History of the Cherokee Who Owned African Slaves

The Long, Thorny History of the Cherokee Who Owned African Slaves

The two-story brick plantation house in Georgia is an unlikely “monument to the culture” of the Cherokee tribe, but that’s what they call it. Read more...
How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war

How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war

The Great War is often depicted as an unexpected catastrophe. But for millions who had been living under imperialist rule, terror and degradation were nothing new. By Pankaj Mishra‘Today on the
Africa has been failed by westernisation. It must cast off its subservience | Chigozie Obioma

Africa has been failed by westernisation. It must cast off its subservience | Chigozie Obioma

The continent’s elites have to reject the notion that being ‘modern’ and ‘civilised’ means aping the westOne of the greatest ironies in the history of the collapse of any civilisation must be the
Africa has been failed by westernisation. It must cast off its subservience | Chigozie Obioma

Africa has been failed by westernisation. It must cast off its subservience | Chigozie Obioma

The continent’s elites have to reject the notion that being ‘modern’ and ‘civilised’ means aping the westOne of the greatest ironies in the history of the collapse of any civilisation must be the
Liverpool student fights to remove Gladstone's name from building

Liverpool student fights to remove Gladstone's name from building

Legacy of William Gladstone, who was British PM four times in 19th century, is ‘racially marred’ due to slavery links, student arguesA campaign has been launched to remove the name of the 19th-century
Benedict Allen coverage shows the UK media is stuck in the era of empire

Benedict Allen coverage shows the UK media is stuck in the era of empire

The Yaifo of Papua New Guinea, minding their own business, have been portrayed as savages. Journalists can do better than thisOnce, when I was about 13 and desperate for books about my mother’s
Put (in)famous names in historical context | Letters

Put (in)famous names in historical context | Letters

John Dubber says trying to erase difficult parts of history from our national consciousness could be counterproductive, while Peter McKenna makes an interesting observation about Penny LaneMichael
Historians working towards a full imperial reckoning for Britain | Letters

Historians working towards a full imperial reckoning for Britain | Letters

Miles Larmer says that Britain’s universities and schools are at the forefront of uncovering the nation’s imperial past; Mike Pitts writes about Bristol’s positive contribution in documenting the
The Pilgrims Were Queer

The Pilgrims Were Queer

Dig into the history and you'll see plenty of early American colonizers were super gay—and their compatriots had views of it that were complicated, to say the least.
These portraits of India’s last tattooed headhunters capture a vanishing culture

These portraits of India’s last tattooed headhunters capture a vanishing culture

Of all the tribes that lived in the hills of what is now Nagaland, the Konyaks were particularly feared. Made of up several groups, each…
Cypriot fighters seek damages over torture under British rule

Cypriot fighters seek damages over torture under British rule

The 35 claimants are suing the UK government over alleged human rights abuses that took place in the 1950sGreek Cypriots who claim they were tortured by colonial forces when they were members of a
Conquest via Bird Poop: One Island at a Time

Conquest via Bird Poop: One Island at a Time

If you land on a deserted island, you might be tempted to search for the basic stuff first -- food, water, shelter, and so on -- but don't forget to keep an eye out for guano! Why, you ask? Well, due
Colonialism can work – just look at Singapore | Jeevan Vasagar

Colonialism can work – just look at Singapore | Jeevan Vasagar

The country’s postcolonial rulers seized the advantages left them by the British empire and used them, for the most part, for the benefit of wider societyBombay is Mumbai, Léopoldville is Kinshasa,