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10 Colonies That Were Doomed From The Start - Listverse

10 Colonies That Were Doomed From The Start - Listverse | Colonial Histories, Colonial&Postcolonial Design & Design History | Scoop.it
In the age of colonialism, European explorers set off across the ocean in search of riches and glory (generally attaining them by slaughtering natives). Bu
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When is a table is not just a table? Balancing high design and history in native-inspired designs

When is a table is not just a table? Balancing high design and history in native-inspired designs | Colonial Histories, Colonial&Postcolonial Design & Design History | Scoop.it
The use of Native motifs in furniture is more than just a visually striking trend. These thoroughly contemporary designs are freighted with meaning, too
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Apply For The Okayafrica Fashion Editorial Internship

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Are you a rising style guru? Do you dream of design? Spend way too much time on your own personal aesthetics (or researching other people’s)?

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Colonialism tried to control the memory of the colonized; or, rather, in the words of Caribbean thinker Sylvia Wynter, it tried to subject the colonized to its memory, to make the colonized see...

Colonialism tried to control the memory of the colonized; or, rather, in the words of Caribbean thinker Sylvia Wynter, it tried to subject the colonized to its memory, to make the colonized see... | Colonial Histories, Colonial&Postcolonial Design & Design History | Scoop.it
NGŨGĨ WA THIONG’O - SOMETHING TORN AND NEW (via reversecolonialist)
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A Review of 'From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts' at the Montclair Art ... - New York Times

A Review of 'From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts' at the Montclair Art ... - New York Times | Colonial Histories, Colonial&Postcolonial Design & Design History | Scoop.it
An exhibition of quilts made by African-American women includes samples of simple patterns to elaborate records of history.
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Africa, Uncolonized: A Detailed Look at an Alternate Continent | Big Think

What if the Black Plague had killed off almost all Europeans? Then the Reconquista never happens. Spain and Portugal don't kickstart Europe's colonization of other continents. And this is what Africa might have looked like.
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Northern Postcolonial Network

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Welcome to the Northern Postcolonial Network. The network aims to support knowledge exchange and networking amongst scholars and other individuals and groups working on postcolonial topics in the North of the UK.
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Challenging Hierarchies: Issues and Themes in Colonial and Postcolonial African Literature (Society and Politics in Africa)

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Challenging Hierarchies: Issues and Themes in Colonial and Postcolonial African Literature (Society and Politics in Africa) Offer Price $38.90 ISBN:0820437107 Authors List Price : $40.95 Availablity Usually ships in 24 hours Publisher : Peter Lang...
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Design History Society Research Grant

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The Design History Society (@SoDesignHistory) has increased its research grant to £8.5k; application details here: http://t.co/LYIAzxlDF6
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Art and Design African distortions painted bare - Mail & Guardian Online

Art and Design African distortions painted bare - Mail & Guardian Online | Colonial Histories, Colonial&Postcolonial Design & Design History | Scoop.it
The images in Kings County question the sexuality, the banality of work and studio practice – the everyday routine of many artists.
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Kimono's evolution reflects changing Japan - St. George Daily Spectrum

Kimono's evolution reflects changing Japan - St. George Daily Spectrum | Colonial Histories, Colonial&Postcolonial Design & Design History | Scoop.it
Kimono's evolution reflects changing Japan
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South African Design Products

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South African handmade design in the Amsterdam Haarlemmerdijk 41 'The South Is Blooming' pop-up shop Oct 28- Nov 2. A World Design Capital Cape 2014 Town project
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Tweet from @NNPtweets

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1981Commemorative cloth of Iyoba, Queen Mother of Benin
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#textile #nigerian #history #people pic.twitter.com/tQbE7VHBTU
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Pythios Watching - aportatextiles: A few hand woven Navajo rugs...

Pythios Watching - aportatextiles: A few hand woven Navajo rugs... | Colonial Histories, Colonial&Postcolonial Design & Design History | Scoop.it
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“ A few hand woven Navajo rugs airing out in the Natural History Museums textile storage area. There were dozens of preserved Navajo textiles wrapped and preserved in white cloth...
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Colonialism divided 'one Africa' - Independent Online

Colonialism divided 'one Africa' - Independent Online | Colonial Histories, Colonial&Postcolonial Design & Design History | Scoop.it
Independent Online Colonialism divided 'one Africa' Independent Online A few examples: the people called BaTswana stretch all the way from what today is called Botswana to Pretoria – but the European colonialists drew an arbitrary line separating...
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World Textile Trade 1500 -1800 - Pre-Industrial Revolution | The Culture Concept Circle

World Textile Trade 1500 -1800 - Pre-Industrial Revolution | The Culture Concept Circle | Colonial Histories, Colonial&Postcolonial Design & Design History | Scoop.it
Textiles as a commodity and cultural conflict are both a consequence and a casualty of the effects caused by expansion of European colonial empires 1500 to 1800

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Colonial Trade Routes and Goods

The colonial economy depended on international trade. American ships carried products such as lumber, tobacco, rice, and dried fish to Britain. In turn, the mother country sent textiles, and manufactured goods back to America.

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Emergent Africa : Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria

RT @emeka_okafor: Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria http://t.co/2SKBMqDscX
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CFP: French Colonial Historical Society | H-Net

Call for Papers Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Hist Society Binghamton, New York 7-9 May 2015   The 41st… http://t.co/Jr3et38hwO
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Imperialist feminism and liberalism

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Colonial feminism is based on the appropriation of women’s rights in the service of empire and has been widely utilised in justifying aggression in the Middle East. But is it liberal?

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Liberian Queen Of Brides And Her Million-dollar African Designs - Ventures Africa

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Liberian Queen Of Brides And Her Million-dollar African Designs
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My customers are primarily African-American and people of African descent residing in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Europe.
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Bill Cosby's Art Collection Joins African Art at Smithsonian - New York Times

Bill Cosby's Art Collection Joins African Art at Smithsonian - New York Times | Colonial Histories, Colonial&Postcolonial Design & Design History | Scoop.it
Bill Cosby’s rarely seen collection is part of an exhibit juxtaposing black Americans’ art with African works at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art.
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Smithsonian studies African American treasures from the attic, and garage - Washington Post

Smithsonian studies African American treasures from the attic, and garage - Washington Post | Colonial Histories, Colonial&Postcolonial Design & Design History | Scoop.it
Smithsonian hosts African American antiques show at DC historical society
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5 Things About Slavery You Probably Didn't Learn In Social Studies - Huffington Post

5 Things About Slavery You Probably Didn't Learn In Social Studies - Huffington Post | Colonial Histories, Colonial&Postcolonial Design & Design History | Scoop.it
Edward Baptist's new book, "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capitalism", drew a lot of attention last month after the Economist said it was too hard on slave owners.

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Colonizing the Postcolonial

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Inebriated white men consume extremely spicy food, while being cheered on by comrades, as a new form of masculine performativity in England and elsewhere.  Tolerating spicy food is considered a kin...
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