Sitting in Engels—one among many of Neukölln's cosy, candlelit, hipster-friendly cafés—I read on a sticker the slogan: “Tah[r]ir, Taksim, Tempelhof: Das Feld gehört uns allen!” (Tahrir, Taksim, Tempelhof: The Field belongs to us all!). Tempelhof itself is a former airport located in former West Berlin, famous for its ... Read More »
On 3 April 2014, Partha Chatterjee gave a lecture on "Nationalism, Internationalism, and Cosmopolitanism: Some Lessons from Modern Indian History" at the London School of Economics. The lecture inaugurated the Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Solidarity research group ... Read More »
[The following press release was issued by Bahrain Watch on 26 March 2014]
A Bahrain Watch delegation has returned from a weeklong visit to Seoul, at the invitation of South Korean civil society activists. The purpose of the trip was to educate the government and public about ongoing human rights violations and ... Read More »
India: Wounded States. Special issue of Warscapes, edited by Bhakti Shringarpure and Aruni Kashyap. February 2014.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this special issue?
Warscapes (W): Since the inception of Warscapes we have had a stream of submissions from India that recount experiences of military ... Read More »
MEETING POINTS 7: Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks
February — March 2014
Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo
Meeting Points 7 is a series of exhibitions taking place between September 2013 and June 2014 in Zagreb, Antwerp, Cairo, Hong Kong, Beirut, Vienna, and Moscow. Organized by the Young ... Read More »
John Tofik Karam, "On the Trail and Trial of a Palestinian Diaspora: Mapping South America in the Arab–Israeli Conflict, 1967–1972." Journal of Latin American Studies 45.5 (November 2013).
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article?
John Tofik Karam (JTK): I didn’t set out to do the kind of research ... Read More »
My Facebook feed has recently been saturated with posts and articles regarding yoga in the United States. It has been very frustrating to read about how white people teaching and doing yoga is apparently “traumatic” for South Asian Americans. I grew up in a village eight hours away from Mumbai. As someone from a ... Read More »
يتم الفصل في المجتمعات الحديثة ما بين الذاكرة وعلم التاريخ، الذي أصبح هو الذي يحدد ويفسر أحداث الماضي. وينتقد الفيلسوف نيتشه، المؤرخين الذين ينتهجون ذاكرة انتقائية في ٳختيارهم، فقط لما يعتبرونه مفيداً للمجتمع وللإنسان. فقد شهد القرن العشرين اهتماماً ملحوظاً بمسألة الذاكرة. فبحسب أبحاث سيجموند فرويد، فإن (الذاكرة ... Read More »
لأجسادنا وجهان/جلدان، وجه/جلد على العالم الخارجي، في الـ"هناك" البعيد القريب، حيث يتماس "الآخر" مع سطحه، فنعرف به ذواتنا وحدوده، ووجه/جلد على ذواتنا يطل في الـ"هنا"، هو الوجه القريب للمسافة البعيدة التي تهجس فيها أرواحنا بما يضج فيها وبها، هي المسافة الرمزية للأنا، فهيها –مثلًا- يرتع ... Read More »
Conversation One was with the waiter in a large Sarajevo hotel, where we were generally a bit sheepish to be attending our conference (the deciding factor was that it was big enough for all of the participants, the down side was its odd business history and the fact that the main conference room was ... Read More »
ديبيش شاكرابرتي Dipesh Chakrabarty من مفكري الحداثة وهو يدعو إلى فهم جديد لها في سياقاتها المختلفة، ويدعو أيضاً إلى "حداثة بديلة" يتحدث عنها باستفاضة في كتابه ”مواطن الحداثة: مقالات في صحوة دراسات التابع“، الذي صدر حديثاً في ترجمة عربية لمجيب الرحمان وصدر عن ”كلمة“. بالإضافة إلى ذلك، هو مؤرخ متخصّص في ... Read More »
South Asian Women’s Creative Collective, A Bomb, With Ribbon Around It. Queens Museum, Queens, New York, 14 December 2013 – 18 January 2014.
A Bomb, With a Ribbon Around It, at the Queens Museum through 18 January 2014, is an eclectic collection of contemporary works from the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective, ... Read More »
A Portrait of Kuwaiti Artist Monira Al Qadiri
Monira Al Qadiri's diverse background and personal history are reflected in much of her work, yet in the most unexpected ways. Her parents--an ex-diplomat and a visual artist--had lived in Russia before she was born in Senegal. Al Qadiri grew up in Kuwait, and at ... Read More »
Ralf Brand and Sara Fregonese, The Radicals’ City: Urban Environment, Polarization, Cohesion. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?
Sara Fregonese (SF): The book is based on the research project “The Built Environment: Mirror and Mediator of Radicalization?” which ran from 2008 to ... Read More »
Standing at a press conference with Turkmenistan’s Deputy Prime Minister Rashid Meredov on January 22, 2013, India’s President Pranab Mukherjee committed India once more to a natural gas pipeline to run from Central Asia to South Asia. “India is deficient in energy resources,” said the President, “whereas ... Read More »
Campaigns for freedom usually seem impossible at the start and inevitably successful at their conclusion. It has become common for opponents of the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to insist that it cannot emulate the success of the fight to isolate apartheid South Africa. The South African sanctions ... Read More »
[These posts are part of “What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm.” This series was initiated by Jewish Voice for Peace as an investigation into the current state of thinking about one state and two state solutions, and the collection has been further expanded by Mondoweiss to mark 20 years ... Read More »
Covering One's back
Gezira Art Center in Cairo, Egypt
In this interview filmed at Cairo’s Gezira Art Center, curators Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis discuss the inspiration behind their group show, Covering One’s Back, which featured an international lineup of artists. Through installation, video, and ... Read More »
On 10 September 2013, the Quebec government led by the Parti Quebecois introduced its Charter of Quebec Values, that it hopes to implement in that Canadian province. If passed, the charter would, among other things, forbid government employees from wearing “conspicuous” religious symbols ... Read More »
Ronald Reagan was the first American president to put “terrorism” at the heart of his foreign policy discourse. During his first term, Reagan did so mostly in reference to conflicts in Central America. In El Salvador, his administration presented US military aid as necessary to help the Salvadoran armed forces fight ... Read More »
An interactive show by VR/Urban - Germany
2nd D-CAF Festival, Downtown Cairo, Egypt
VR/Urban is a German collective of artists, designers, and researchers focusing on technology, media sciences, and architecture. Since 2008, the collective has been working on empowering the public by ... Read More »
[The following open letter was issued by Students Against Israeli Apartheid - York University to York University in Toronto, ON on August 7, 2013]
RE: Attempted intimidation of student activists, anti-democratic invocation of University regulations, and abuse of administrative power, April 30, 2013 and May 3rd ... Read More »
Twenty-two years and six months is probably enough time for India to think it has policed memories and fostered institutionalized forgetfulness in Indian-administered Kashmir. But such efforts have proven counterproductive.
On the wintry night of 23-24 February 1991, an Indian Army unit systematically executed a ... Read More »
Israel’s relations with Uganda over the past five-plus decades epitomize how military ties and business investments ebb and flow with the currents of regional politics. These are halcyon days for mutual opportunism in Israeli-Ugandan relations.
In some ways, the cooperative present harkens back to the early ... Read More »
“Foreign policy is an explicitly amoral enterprise,” Samantha Power, 2003.
On 10 August, the newly appointed US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, addressed the Fourth Estate Leadership Summit, an event of Invisible Children. This was Ambassador Power’s first public address since she took her ... Read More »
شهد المغرب يوم الجمعة مظاهرات تاريخية "تندد" لأول مرة بحق العفو الدستوري الذي يمارسه الملك منذ عقود وقننه الفصل 58 من دستور البلاد المُعَدَّلِ في فاتح يوليوز/تموز من سنة 2011. فملك المغرب ،أمير المؤمنين وحامي الملة والدين، حسب عُرْفِ المخزن، يمنحه الفصل الثامن والخمسون من الدستور ممارسة العفو ... Read More »
[تشكل هذه المقالة الجزء الثالث والأخير من بحث للكاتبة رجاء نعمة. قامت جدلية بنشر جزئيه. إضغط هنا لقراءة الجزء الأول وهنا لقراءة الجزء الثاني]
شيطان "الجنس وَضحاياه": إنس ينشق على إنسه
تمنحنا اللغة العربية مفتاحاً حيوياً لثنائية جنس البشر. فكلمة “إنسان” لا تتعدى كونها مثنى “إنس” (إنس ان) التي توحّد ... Read More »
Brazil and Turkey, two so-called emerging market economies, have been undergoing massive public protests over the last few weeks, protests that erupted simultaneously against the ruling parties in each country. The unrest in both countries was sparked by small protests against relatively minor issues: a hike in public ... Read More »
[This statement was originally published in English here. It was translated into Kurdish by Xelef Botan.]
Nameyek ji Hevalên ji Qahîre: em bêhna gaz a ku ji Rio û Taksîm’ê tê li Tehrîrê distînin
[Ev nivîsar, wergera danezana ku demekî nêzik de ji alîyê Hevalên ji Qahîre ve hatîye weşandî ye. Hun dikarin Ingilîzîya ... Read More »
Neha Vora, Impossible Citizens: Dubai's Indian Diaspora. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?
Neha Vora (NV): I have always had an interest in South Asian diasporas, particularly in the forms of identification, cultural production, and belonging that occur as people move ... Read More »