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  • From the Editorial Board 

    Editorial Board, International Journal for Intersectional Feminist Studies (Project Monma Research Centre, 2019)
    Gender is such a fascinating and complex topic to write on that our authors’ work, even after five years, does not stop amazing us. This volume comprises five contributions focusing on gender issues in different parts of ...
  • Beyond the Veil: Media prejudice towards the use of the hijab in Europe 

    Basante, Pamela Nuñez (Project Monma Research Centre, 2019)
    Using the perception of the hijab in European society, I intend to highlight the role of the media in the construction of stereotypes toward Muslim women in Europe, in the hope of opening a discussion of the topic. By ...
  • Between footnotes, rumours, and field notes, locating memories of extra-judicial killings from North East India 

    Deka, Dixita (Project Monma Research Centre, 2019)
    This paper attempts at initiating a conversation on an under-represented event of extrajudicial executions popularly called ‘secret killings’ in the North East Indian state of Assam. Ever since India’s independence in 1947, ...
  • A note: Gender and Education book 

    Kohli, Ambika (Project Monma Research Centre, 2019)
    Gender and Education: Essays from Economic and Political Weekly (2019) is a book recently published by Orient Black Swan publishers. This book is a collection of different essays, focusing on education and women in India, ...
  • The Lack of Available Economic Data When Researching Matrilineal Societies 

    Ransom, Katharine I (Project Monma Research Centre, 2019)
    There is limited economic and statistical data on matrilineal societies, for reasons that are addressed in the conclusion. However, there are four key articles, “Do Women Supply More Public Goods than Men? Preliminary ...
  • Domestic Violence Victimisation in Nigeria: The Often Ignored Perspective 

    Ojilere, Aloy; Nkwoh, Jorge; Obiaraeri, Nnamdi (Project Monma Research Centre, 2019)
    Domestic violence is a bidirectional global human factor. It is actually gender-neutral, albeit in Nigeria and beyond, women are erroneously considered by most as “the victims” of domestic violence, and men as “the ...
  • Maori and kava: New drug fashion or re-engagement with 'kawa'? 

    Aporosa, S. Apo; Forde, Jacinta (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2019)
    The Pacific “cultural keystone species” (Garibaldi & Turner, 2004, pp.1,5) kava is uniquely linked with notions of mana (spiritual power) and used to infuse efficacy into celebrations and life events. The drink, made ...
  • The Samoan vowel shift: A phenomenon in phonetics and phonological awarenessics and 

    Tavita, Levi; Saili, Aukuso (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2019)
    This paper is a response to a phenomenon in the area of Samoan phonology, or to be exact, the vowels' pronunciation. It involves a shift in the utterance of vowels in the past thirty years or so. And it comes to this. A ...
  • Two cases of memory construction in Fiji: A theoretical development of collective memory under globalisation and digital agetive memory 

    Kataoka, Masaki (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2019)
    The theory of collective memory argues that remembering is a socially constructed phenomenon. It is society that constructs and provides individuals with norms, beliefs, and ideas about life, and only within the social ...
  • Impact of climate change on spirituality 

    Havea, Peni Hausia; Hemstock, Sarah L.; Des Combes, Helene Jacot; Luetz, Johannes M.; Liava‘a, Laiseni F. C. (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2019)
    The Pacific is known as the most sensitive region to the impact of climate change on spirituality due to high Christian rates per capita. Using an explanatory design, here we studied 36 cases (n=36) of Fijians aged 25 ...
  • Air temperature trends, variability and extremes across the Solomon Islands: 1951-2011s 

    Keremama, Milton; Holland, Elizabeth; Khan, MGM; Hiriasia, David; Tahani, Lloyd (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2019)
    Past climatological studies .use only one or two local stations to describe the full climate of Solomon Islands. In this paper, we examined all available daily minimum and maximum surface air temperature data between 1951 ...
  • “Forests for life” or forests for carbon markets?The case of Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands 

    Lyons, Kristen; Walters, Peter; Shewring, Annabel (Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, 2019)
    Climate change is widely recognised as one of the biggest threats to livelihoods, security and wellbeing in the Pacific. Carbon markets represent one of a number of global responses, with projects expanding across the ...
  • The Apostle of Reason: Hegel & the Desire for Emancipation in the 21st Century 

    Flisfeder, Matthew (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    Theories of social class, so Fredric Jameson described at the time, appeared to be on the wane, and far less important, than theories of authoritarianism, racism, and sexism in the aftermath of the postmodern turn. This ...
  • Ruptured by Love…? A radical theology annotative encounter with McGowan’s Emancipation after Hegel 

    Grimshaw, Mike (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    This article proceeds as an annotative reading of McGowan’s Emancipation after Hegel. In one way it could be considered a type of annotative dialectic, a dialectic on the page written out of the provocations and – it could ...
  • Lacan’s Thing With Hegel 

    Boothby, Richard (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    In the opening of his brilliantly insightful book on Hegel, Todd McGowan makes good use of the apochryphal story about Hegel’s last words before dying: “Only one man has understood me, and even he did not understand me.” ...
  • First as Speculation then as Emancipation 

    Vranešević, Goran (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    This paper engages with Todd McGowan’s Emancipation after Hegel by changing the perspective regarding the role that contradiction plays in cultivating emancipatory praxis; a curiously novel endeavor, which is to be considered ...
  • The Margins of Contradiction: On Todd McGowan's Emancipation after Hegel 

    Völker, Jan (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    Todd McGowan’s book on Hegel comes with an unsurpassable merit in comparison to the majority of contemporary philosophy books, namely to be unmistakably clear. Clarity is, of course, an aim of every true philosophical book, ...
  • Hegel without Lacan: on Todd McGowan’s Emancipation after Hegel 

    Burnham, Clint (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    If Todd McGowan’s new book on Hegel didn’t exist, we would have to invent it. McGowan is the giant of Vermont, the Bernie Sanders of the academy, the Larry David of Lacanian theory. In my review I make the following ...
  • The Hegelian Moment: from the Withering Away of Labour to the Concrete Universality of Work. 

    Vighi, Fabio (University of Canterbury, 2019)
    This article engages with Todd McGowan’s Emancipation after Hegel by taking seriously its overall ambition, that of thinking emancipation in conjunction with the central Hegelian category of the contradiction. Endorsing ...

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