Globalization and Exclusion by the Argentinian philosopher Enrique Dussel is a monumental work. 1 The book calls into question the standard history of philosophy, reveals a counter-history at work led by the voices of the victims of capitalism and colonialism, and systematically develops a novel ‘material
1 A Clash of Systems
The ambiguity of colonialism remains deeply entrenched in public international law even today. Whereas on the one hand, colonial history still appears to cast a shadow on international relations, we need to acknowledge on the other that the universalisation of
we engage interdisciplinary research.
In this article I will focus on “colonialism” and “material culture” as key concepts that he has in his analysis of religion persistently returned to, theorised and applied specifically to local South African case studies within global contexts. I intend to
The establishment of a settlement at the Cape of Good Hope in the seventeenth century and an expansion of the sphere of colonial influence in the eighteenth century made South Africa the only part of sub-Saharan Africa where Europeans could travel with relative ease deep into the interior. As a result individuals with scientific interests in Africa came to the Cape. This book examines writings and drawings of scientifically educated travellers, particularly in the field of ethnography, against the background of commercial and administrative discourses on the Cape. It is argued that the scientific travellers benefited more from their relationship with the colonial order than the other way around.
Colonialism and the question of how to deal with the visible symbols of the colonial legacy have recently been controversial and hotly debated themes in the South African public domain. This is particularly connected to the rise of the #RhodesMustFall movement, which started in 2015 at the
1.1. Early modern and modern colonialism Analysing early modern colonialism within the context of European expansionism is of necessity an attempt to highlight the differences between early modern colonialism and its successors of the late nineteenth and early 20th centuries. As a rule the term
Scholars have debated the meaning of both “colonialism” and “imperialism.” Some regard colonialism as a form of imperialism, but others make a chronological distinction, relating colonialism to the period of mercantilist European empires up to the end of the 18th century and then arguing that it
This volume analyzes discourses on British colonialism constructed by Muslims of northern Nigeria c. 1903-1945. It departs from the conventional wisdom on British colonial policy of indirect rule and its “benign” consequences. Conceptualizing colonialism not simply as a unilateral imposition but as a dynamic encounter between colonizer and colonized, the book shifts the focus away from the overwhelming impact of the former and devastating consequences on the later, thereby revealing indeterminate outcomes and unintended consequences of
actions of the colonizer and the
reactions of the colonized. The volume analyzes legal treatises, poems, and novels, connecting authors to their intellectual backgrounds, relations to colonial regime and intended audiences, leading to better understanding of the ideas that informed Muslims’ intellectual and practical responses to colonialism.
Abstract: Referring to the settlement of a distant territory by foreigners, colonialism entails the use of military force and political power to create and maintain a situation in which colonizers gain economic benefits by exploiting trade, raw materials, and the labor of indigenous people. For the
Colonization must be distinguished from colonialism. The term colonization is often, though not invariably, applied to the ambitions which Babylonia, Assyria, Persia, Greece, Phoenicia, Macedonia, and Rome had to rule the world, and also to the activities of medieval Christendom in Eastern Europe