[Marxism] Call for Contributions: IMPERIALISM & ANTI-IMPERIALISM Project

Saer Ba drsaerba1 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 13:50:46 MST 2013

Dear colleagues,
Due to the incredible response from leading scholars of imperialism and
anti-imperialilsm from around the world,
we wanted to circulate our full list of entries *The Palgrave Encyclopedia
of Imperialism and Anti-imperialism*.

Kindly find below:

   - Those entries for which we are seeking contributors; we welcome ideas
   as well.
   - A synopsis describing the project
   - A list of Editorial Advisory Committee members

The deadline for submitting essays is: *July 5th, 2013*.

Colleagues who wish to write 2 entries should note that the submission
deadline for the first one is:* by May 5th, 2013*.

With thanks and all best wishes,

Saër Maty Bâ, PhD

General Editor

drsaerba1 at gmail.com

Immanuel Ness, PhD

General Editor

iness at brooklyn.cuny.edu


Word length for the following entries – including notes, a bibliography,
and captions for any illustration/s – is 2,500 – 3,000 words

Adorno, Theodor (1903-1969)

Ali, Muhammad (formerly Clay, Cassius) (b. 1942)

Ali, Mohammed al Pasha (1769-1849)

Ali, Tariq (b. 1943)

Aflaq, Michel (1910-1989)

Amin, Samir (b. 1931)

Barrès, Maurice (1982-1923)

Bauer, Otto (1881-1938)

Blyden, Edward W. (1832-1912)

Bukharin, Nikolai (1888-1938)

Cabral, Amílcar (1924-1973)

Callinicos, Alex (b. 1950)

Chomsky, Noam (b.1928)

Churchill, Ward (b. 1947)

Du Bois, W.E.B. (1868-1963)

Engels, Friedrich (1820-1895)

Ferguson, Niall (B. 1964)

First, Ruth (1925-1982)

Freire, Paulo R. N. (1921-1997) (and popular education)

Getino, Octavio (1935-2012)

Gutiérrez, Gustavo (b. 1928)

Hilferding, Rudolf (1877-1941)

Hobson, John (1858-1940)

Horkheimer, Max (1895-1973)

Iqbal, Muhammad (1877-1938)

Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936)

Kohr, Leopold (1909-1994)

Lenin, Vladimir Ilych (1870-1924)

Luxemburg, Rosa (1871-1919)

Mariategui, Jose Carlos (1894-1930)

Marable, Manning (1950-2011)

Memmi, Albert (b. 1920)

Mill, John Stuart (1806-1873)

Padmore, George (1903-1959)

Petras, James (b. 1937)

Russell, Bertrand Lord (1872-1970)

Schumpeter, Joseph (1883-1950)

Sen, Amartya (b. 1933)

Sharia’ati, Ali (1933-1977)

Shohat, Ella (b. ), and Stam, Robert (b.1941)

Solanas, Fernando (b. 1936)

Turner, Frederick Jackson (1843-1914) (and Manifest Destiny)

Wallerstein, Immanuel (b. 1930)

Williams, Raymond (1921-1988)

Xuhat, Ngo Van (1913-2005)

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Word length for the following entries – including notes, a bibliography,
and captions for any illustration/s – is 2,500 – 3,000 words

Ahmad, Muhammad (Mahdi Sudan) (1844-1885)

Allende, Salvador (1908-1973)

Amaru II, Túpac (1742-1781)

Arafat, Yasser (1929-2004)

Bell, Gertrude (1868-1926)

Biko, Stephen B. (1946-1977)

Bismark, Otto v. (1815-1898)

Bolívar, Simón (1783-1830)

Ben Bella, Ahmed (1918-2012)

Campos, Pedro Albizu (1891-1965)

Castro, Fidel (b. 1926)

Chavez, Hugo (b. 1954)

Churchill, Winston (1874-1965)

De Gaulle, Charles (1890-1970)

Diagne, Blaise (1872-1934)

Gaitan, Jorge Eliecer (1903-1948)

Gandhi, Mohandas K. (1869-1948)

Garvey, Marcus (1887-1940)

Guevara, Ernesto ‘Che’ (1928-1967)

Guèye, Lamine (1891-1968)

Jinnah, Muhammad A. (1876-1948)

Katari, Túpac (c.1750-1781)

L’Ouverture, Toussaint (1743-1803)

Lumumba, Patrice E. (1925-1961)

Machel, Samora (1933-1986)

Minh, Ho Chi (1890-1969)

Mugabe, Robert (b. 1924)

Nasser, Gamal Abdel (1918-1970)

Nehru, Jawaharlal (1889-1964)

Neto, Agostinho (1922-1979)

Nkomo, Joshua (1917-1999)

Nyerere, Julius K. (1922-1999)

Ortega, Daniel (b. 1945)

Rhodes, Cecil J. (1853-1902)

Rodney, Walter (1942-1980)

Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)

Roy, Manabendra N. (1887-1954)

Salassie, Haile (1892-1975)

Sithole, Ndabaningi (1920-2000)

Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925)

Villa, Pancho (1878-1923)

Williams, Eric E. (1911-1981)

Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924)

Zedong, Mao (1893-1976)

Word length for the following entries [CONCEPTS] – including notes, a
bibliography, and captions for any illustration/s – is 3,000-4,000 words

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Apartheid and Anti-Apartheid

Capitalism (periodisation)

Cold War

Cosmopolitanism – Anand Commission

Commodities and Imperialism



Ecological Imperialism

Economic Imperialism


Popular education




Guerilla warfare

Globalization as Imperialism: Labor responses to crises (Latin America)

Human Rights

Imperialism (Belgian)

Imperialism ‘within the[ imperialist country's] borders’

Imperialism (Dutch/West Indies)

Imperialism (Dutch/East Indies)

Imperialism (French)

Imperialism (German)

Imperialism, the Geography of

Imperialism (Italian)

Imperialism (Japanese)

Imperialism (Portuguese)

Imperialism (US) (Monroe Doctrine)

Imprisonment and punishment (Rendition)

Indigenous peoples and Africa

Indigenous peoples and the Americas

Indigenous peoples and Asia

Indigenous peoples and Australia

Indigenous peoples and Europe

Indigenous peoples and the Middle East


Irredentism and Secession

League against Imperialism (1927-1937)

League of Nations and United Nations


Liberation Theology



Multilateral financial organizations (IMF, WB, WTO, and so on)


National Self-Determination




Natural resources and imperialism



Occupy and Western militarism

Oil and imperialism – Phyllis Bennis?

Open Door Policy


Penal colonies

Population transfer

Post-Cold War/Postcommunism

Proxy Wars

Regional military alliances (NATO)

Regional military alliances (Warsaw Pact)

Religious Imperialism

Resistance to occupation (American Indian Movement)

Resistance to occupation (Intifada)

Resistance to occupation (slave revolts)

School of the Americas

State Intelligence Services and Imperialism (Eastern Europe)

State Intelligence Services and Imperialism (USA)

State Intelligence Services and Imperialism (Western Europe)

The Soviet Union and the Comintern

Global South

Terrorism (state and organizational)

Trafficking (human/organ)

World Social Forum

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Word length for the following entries [EVENTS] – is including notes, a
bibliography, and captions for any illustration/s – 3,000-4,000 words

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Mexican-American War

Algerian Resistance to French Colonisation

Algerian Revolution

American Revolution

Australian colonization and racial policies

Austro-Hungarian Empire

Non-aligned Movement and Bandung Conference

Berlin Conference (1884-1885)

Boer War

Boxer Rebellion

Chile and the Coup of 1973

Chinese Revolution and the Long March

Easter Rebellion in Ireland

EZLN (Zapatistas) and ‘the Mexican State’

French Revolution

Independence struggle (India)


Huks and the Philippines

Iran and the overthrow of Mossadeqh (by the CIA and British Secret Services)

Iran, from Coup of 1953 to present

Late 20th-early 21st Century Western Wars in the Middle East

Latin American indigenous movements and anti-imperialism (1920s to present)

Livingston, David (1813-1873), Stanley, Henry (1841-1904), and the
Discovery of Africa

May 4th Movement in China

Northern Ireland

Ottoman Empire

Partitions (Bangladesh)

Partitions (India)

Partitions (Pakistan)

Partitions (Palestine)

Rape of Nanjing

Russian Empire

Russian Revolution and imperialism

Sandinistas and El Salvador

Southern Africa and the ANC

Southeast Asia

Spanish-American War

Sudan and Lord Kitchner

Taiping Rebellion


Treaty of Versailles

US and British Anti-Imperialist League

US-Vietnam War

World War I

Zimbabwe: Anti-colonial Struggle

Word length for the following entries – including notes, a bibliography,
and captions for any illustration/s – is 2,500-3,000 words

Achebe, Chinua (b. 1930)

Allende, Isabelle (b. 1942)

Baraka, Amiri (Leroi Jones) (b. 1934)

Breytenbach, Breyten (b. 1939)

Condé, Maryse (b. 1937)

Conrad, Joseph (1857-1924)

Corretjer, Juan Antonio (1908-1985)

Daneshvar, Simin (1921-2012)

Eisenstein, Sergei M. (1898-1948)

Garcia (Marquez), Gabriel (b. 1927)

Gerima, Haile (b. 1946)

Gordimer, Nadine (b. 1923)

Greene, Graham (1904-1991)

Hondo, Abid Med (b. 1936)

Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936)

Kuti, Fela Anikulapo (1938-1997)

Lawrence, D.H. (1885-1930)

Lessing, Doris (b. 1919)

Loti, Pierre (1850-1923)

Mafhouz, Naguib (1911-2006)

Makeba, Miriam (1932-1908)

Marley, Bob (1945-1981)

Malraux, André (1901-1976)

Markham, E.A. (1939-2008)

Naidu, Sarajoni (1879-1949)

Hikmet, Nâzim (1902-1963)

Pontecorvo, Gillo (1919-2006)

Rodriguez, Silvio (b. 1946)

Robeson, Paul (1898-1976)

Rocha, Glauber (1939-1981)

Sembène, Ousmane (1923-2007)

Serge, Victor (1890-1947)

Sosa, Mercedes (1935-2009)

Traven, B. (1890-1969)

Vélez, Clemente Soto (1905-1993)

Vertov, Dziga (1896-1954)

Word length for the following entries – including notes, a bibliography,
and captions for any illustration/s – is 3,000-4,000 words

Cinema and anti-imperialist resistance

Cinema, free-markets, and ‘new’ imperialisms (within and across borders)

Extremes of imperialism and/in the cinema

Film Festivals and Imperialism/Anti-Imperialism, Africa (North)

Film Festivals and Imperialism/Anti-Imperialism, Africa (Sub-Saharan)

Film Festivals and Imperialism/Anti-Imperialism, Australasia

Film Festivals and Imperialism/Anti-Imperialism, Europe

Film Festivals and Imperialism/Anti-Imperialism, Caribbean

Film Festivals and Imperialism/Anti-Imperialism, South Asia

Forces of imperialism and/in the cinema

Imperialism: histories (1776 to the present) through film/screen/visual

(The) Media and anti-imperialist enterprises

Media imperialism

‘Political Cinema’

Trafficking and cinema

§  *‘African’ film*

§  *‘American’ film*

§  *‘Asian’ film*

§  *‘Australian’ film*

§  *‘Caribbean’ film*

§  *‘European’ film (excluding Russian and Balkan*)*

*Already covered

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*Immanuel Ness* is a professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of
the City University of New York and the author of numerous works on
immigration, social and political movements and worker organizations. He is
author of *Immigrants, Unions, and the New US* *Labor Market* (2005) and *Guest
Workers and Resistance to US Corporate Despotism* (2011) and *Migration in
a World of Inequality* (forthcoming ). He is General Editor of the
of Global Human Migration *with Alex Julca (2013), and editor of the
peer-reviewed journal *WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society*. He is
working on forthcoming books, including one on film, labour and migration
with Saër Maty Bâ.

*Saër Maty Bâ* has taught film studies, and visual culture, at the
universities of Bangor, East London, Portsmouth, Exeter, and St Andrews
(UK). His research blurs boundaries between diaspora, film, media, and
cultural studies. His articles and reviews have appeared in journals such
as *Transnational Cinemas*, *Studies in Documentary Film*, *Film
International*, *Cultural Studies Review*, *Culture Machine*, and *Ecquid
Novi: African Journalism Studies *(forthcoming). He is co-editor of:
Diasporas in Cinema and New (Digital) Media/*Special issue of* Journal of
Media Practice* (Vol. 11 Issue 1, 2010); *Media(te) Migrations and
Migrant(s’) Disciplines: Contrasting Approaches to Crossings*/Special issue
of* Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture *(Vol. 3 Issue 2,
2012);and the book
*De-Westernizing Film Studies *(2012). He is associate editor of the
of Global Human Migration *(2013) and editorial board member of the
peer-reviewed journal *WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society*. He is
working on forthcoming books, including one on film, labour and migration
with Immanuel Ness.




Across the globe, from the dawn of civilization, imperialism has been a
defining and enduring feature of humanity. Almost all societies have been
subjected to the forces of imperialism, disrupting customary political
orders, socioeconomic activities, prohibiting old traditions, and imposing
new customs, dislocating inhabitants from their communities and in some
instances settling and occupying territories. Imperialism has been a
primary force in driving people from their homelands by force, leading to
the displacement of people, who wandered, or journeyed to new locations. At
their most extreme, imperialists have engaged in ethnic cleansing and
genocide in order to settle new lands.

Understanding imperialism leads to a better understanding of our own
history. It has proved of exceptional importance in the social sciences and
the humanities. With the end of formal Western colonization of the Global
South in the 1970s and the 1980s, however, the absence of a primary
academic scholarly reference on imperialism has been unmistakably evident.
Since the 1990s, to make matters worse, the dismantling of the Soviet Union
has diminished scholarly concern with imperialism. While post-colonial
studies have dealt with persistent forms of cultural domination, the
geopolitical and economic factors of imperialism have been generally
downplayed. However, while formal imperialism has steadily declined, the
rapid expansion of free-markets that has dramatically brought together
global societies and stimulated a new era of imperialism within and across
borders. *The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism* is
conceived and designed to fill this enormous gap for scholars and students
across academic disciplines. In 2001, the publication of *Empire*, by
Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt, and more recently *Projecting Empire:
Imperialism and Popular Cinema* (2009), by James Chapman and Nicholas J.
Cull, once again demonstrated the significance of imperialism. Other
scholars like David Harvey, or Lee Grieveson and Colin McCabe in Film
Studies, have offered fresh interpretations of the phenomenon.
Nevertheless, there is still the profound need for a comprehensive,
non-Euro-/American-centric collection on imperialism that will speak to the
various and broad interests of scholars and students in the social sciences
and the humanities across the globe.

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*Description and Rationale*

* *

*The Palgrave* *Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism* will
objectively present the prominent themes, epochal events, theoretical
explanations, and historical accounts of imperialism from 1776 to the
present. This scholarly endeavor will include discussion of the phenomenon
in international, national, regional, ethic, and even religious terms. Our
work will demonstrate how diverse interpretations of imperialism have
shaped the way contemporary historians, social scientists, filmmakers, and
scientists map the past. It analyzes the various methodologies, concepts,
and pedagogies that have emerged. Imperialism has economic, geo-political,
and cultural variants. The phenomenon has been generated by mercantilism,
capitalism, and communism. Imperialism has been understood as a function of
nationalism and militarism. Liberal, religious, and racist ideals have
often justified the imperialist impulse. Our work treats all of this. It
interprets imperialism from the standpoint of modernity and postmodernity
and, thus, we take the eighteenth century as our starting point.

Imperialism has transformed human civilization, economic activity,
redefined borders, and transformed the lives of most human beings on the
planet. In the process, imperialism has circumscribed racial, ethnic,
gender, class, caste, and other differences in identity. Our work explores
the means by which imperialism and changes in transportation, science, and
the new technology have propelled forms of imperialism in humans, as well
as the resulting transformations of cultures, architecture, visual art,
fashion, and food.  We also analyze the negative impact of imperialism with
respect to population transfers, forced migration, and the like. Millions
upon millions of people have been displaced from their original communities
and moved into inhospitable and intolerant localities. Refugees and victims
of human and organ trafficking seeking political asylum constitute only the
tip of the iceberg while slavery is only the most epochal and extreme
example of what has been a general exploitation of the non-western
world.  While
the drive to colonize typically embraces a view of human freedom and
opportunity for some, for the vast majority, imperial and colonial
movements have resulted in new forms of economic subjugation by those with
more advanced technology and military might.

But the story of imperialism would be incomplete without including the
resistance and the demand for freedom that it brought about.
Anti-imperialism has taken as various a set of forms as imperialism itself.
Resistance has been carried out by simple uprisings against cruelty and
external domination. It has been spurred by the desire for national
self-determination, continental unity against the oppressor, religious
visions, and even the longing for imaginary communities. Anti-imperialism
has been carried on by communist guerrillas, religious fanatics, liberals
of good faith, intellectuals, activists, and everyday people. Our work will
deal with the theorists and activists, the spontaneous uprisings and the
organized revolutionary strategies, some of which has been mediated through
visual media, which have shaped the anti-imperialist enterprise. It will
present the forces activating population movements, chronicle the manner in
which they unfolded, trace their roots, routes, goals, tactics, and
influence, and evaluate their successes and failures. *The Palgrave*
of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism* will be the most historically and
academically comprehensive examination of the subject to date.


§ Mr John Akomfrah OBE, Filmmaker and Theorist (Smoking Dogs Films) London,

§ Dr Vian T. Bakir, School of Creative Studies and Media, Bangor
University, Wales, UK

§ Prof. Walden Bello, Department of Sociology, Binghamton University, USA

§ Dr Yifen T. Beus, School of International Cultural Studies and Languages,
Brigham Young University, HAWA‘I

§ Professor Patrick Bond, School of Population Studies and Development
Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal, SOUTH AFRICA

§ Dr Richard Bradbury, Writer/Lecturer/Activist, The Open University, UK

§ Prof. Stephen E. Bronner, Department of Political Science, Rutgers
University, USA

§ Dr Claudio Canaparo, Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies,
Birkbeck College (University of London); *Professeurattaché à la recherche*,
*Université catholique de Louvain*, UK/BELGIUM

§ Dr Rajinder Dudrah, Department of Drama / Centre for Screen Studies,
University of Manchester, UK

§ Dr Bill Fletcher, Jr., Institute for Policy Studies, USA

§ Dr Patti Gaal-Holmes, Artist/Filmmaker and Historian, Portsmouth, UK

§ Prof. Graeme Harper, Director, The Honors College, Oakland University, USA

§ Dr Winston Mano, Director, Africa Media Centre; Communication and Media
Research Institute, University of Westminster, UK

§ Dr Martin Mhando, School of Media, Communication and Culture, Murdoch
University, AUSTRALIA

§ Dr Sheila Petty, Dean of Fine Arts, University of Regina, CANADA

§ Dr Elena Pollacchi, Chinese Studies, Stockholm University, SWEDEN

§ Dr Gavin Schaffer, Department of History, University of Birmingham, UK

§ Dr Ousmane Sène, The West African Research Centre; and Cheikh Anta Diop
University (English), SENEGAL

§ Dr Ashwani Sharma, School of Arts and Digital Industries, University of
East London, UK

§ Dr Marcel Stoetzler, School of Social Sciences, Bangor University, Wales,

§ Prof. Keyan Tomaselli, Director, Centre for Cultural and Media Studies,
University of Kwazulu-Natal, SOUTH AFRICA

§ Dr Valentina Vitali, School of Arts and Digital Industries, University of
East London, UK

§ Prof. Michael Wayne, Department of Film and TV Studies, Brunel
University, UK

§ Prof. Cornel West, The Institute of Art, Religion and Social Justice,
Union Theological Seminary, USA

§ Prof. Patrick Williams, College of Arts and Science, Nottingham Trent
University, UK

§ Prof. Michael Wayne, Department of Film and TV Studies, Brunel
University, UK

§ Prof. Cornel West, The Institute of Art, Religion and Social Justice,
Union Theological Seminary, USA

§ Prof. Patrick Williams, College of Arts and Science, Nottingham Trent
University, UK


‘... to contemplate what the “arrival lounge” of humanity might be like.’

L. Back

Dr Saer Maty Ba, PhD

researcher/lecturer/writer: film studies, visual culture studies, critical

copy-editor, proof-reader, translator/interpreter

*penpal* publishing and translating services

latest publications:


*The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration* (W-B, 2013) - associate
editor, translator, and contributor

*De-Westernizing Film Studies* (Routledge, 2012) - co-editor and contributor




*Crossings, Vol. 3 No. 2, *special edition* *(Intellect, 2012) *- *co-editor
and contributor



'Close encounters of a migrant kind: Of mirages, peripheries and
orthodoxies'. *Crossings, Vol. 3 No. 2*

‘Jean Rouch as “Emergent Method”: towards new realms of relevance’. *Film
International* 57, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2012.


 E-mail: drsaerba1 at gmail.com

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