Puerto Rico in history, then and now

Puerto Rico’s history always starts with Christopher Columbus’ invasion and colonization of Puerto Rico in 1493. History books treat Puerto Rico as if it did not exist prior to 1493, as if the island was some kind of phantom that magically manifested itself in 1493, without a history. In reality, Puerto Rico (or Borikén as […]

via Native American Heritage in Puerto Rico — Bohemia Borinqueña

The Riviera of the Middle East

Written by Adriana Ahmad Qubaia-ova. Lebanon is quickly becoming a major site for the production of knowledge on gender and sexuality in the Middle East (hereafter West Asia). Home to various feminist movements, LGBT organizations, and rising queer feminist academic scholarship, it offers relevant insights for the entire region on questions of the post-colonial condition…

via Toward A Critical Study of Racialization – Notes from West Asia — Asia Dialogue