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    Reflections on #CadaanStudies

    In February 2015, a debate was sparked by the hashtag #CadaanStudies. Created in response to the launch of the new journal Somaliland Journal of African Studies, the hashtag drew attention to the Journal’s exclusion of Somali scholars (cadaan, appropriately, is the Somali word for white or whiteness) and initiated a discussion about the conditions of […]

Highlights from Volume 35:1 (2015)

What Are Human Rights?

Azoulay argues that human rights discourse is based on a separation between a closed past, in which what was robbed is no longer contested because the violent dispossession has been legalized and naturalized, and an indefinite future in which the rights of “everyman,” as it were—the typical protagonist of a common declarations of rights—would not […]

Introduction: A Global Intellectual History of Feminism

In this introduction, Rao discusses the importance of The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory, edited by Lydia H. Liu, Rebecca E. Karl, and Dorothy Ko, and the resulting Kitabkhana, or book forum. The contributors to the Kitabkhana address The Birth of Chinese Feminism as an inaugural text for two reasons: first, […]