Rapping the Decolonisation of ‘America’ – Rapear la decolonización de ‘América’
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Rapping the Decolonisation of ‘America’ – Rapear la decolonización de ‘América’

[Traducción al español incluida.] Ana Nenadović discusses Residente’s new single This is not America, establishing connections between the lyrics, the music video and relevant theoretical debates, and examining the contributions of creative practices to the decolonisation of our minds.

Queer Baroque: Nikko Mausoleum
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Queer Baroque: Nikko Mausoleum

The construction of modern sexuality emphasises the sameness of biological gender between sexual object and sexual subject, which did not operate in Japan as it could not accommodate these existing gender constructions. The intense connection of the Nikkō Tōshōgu to the Tokugawa meant that it was intrinsically connected to a time that was becoming increasingly demonised as deviant.

When Things Go Wrong: Smuggling Artefacts from Baghdad to London in the late 19th Century
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When Things Go Wrong: Smuggling Artefacts from Baghdad to London in the late 19th Century

Many of the artefacts we see today in the ‘Ancient Near East’ collections of European and American museums were purchased in the late 19th and early 20th century from dealers who specialised in smuggling archaeological artefacts to Europe from Baghdad.

Thinking through Australian Coloniality: An Autoethnographic Reflection on Ancestry, Epistemology and Academia
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Thinking through Australian Coloniality: An Autoethnographic Reflection on Ancestry, Epistemology and Academia

Though I would not refer to myself as one, being ‘a colonial’ is an uncomfortable place to be when your ancestors were simultaneously the victims of horrific British penal codes, and also the instigators of genocide.

The Menopausal Matriarchs of West Africa
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The Menopausal Matriarchs of West Africa

by Amelia Storey Any exploration into West African history soon surfaces contradictions and blatant neglect when it comes to older, postmenopausal women. Colonial-era sources tend to overlook older women entirely, yet, even so, glimpses seep through of the esteemed female elder. The status of postmenopausal women, its origins, manifestations and development during the twentieth century…