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Jonsson, S. & Hansen, P. (2018). Eurafrica: History of European Integration, ‘Compromise’ of Decolonization. Europe Now. A Journal of Research and Art (online) (15)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eurafrica: History of European Integration, ‘Compromise’ of Decolonization
2018 (English)In: Europe Now. A Journal of Research and Art (online), no 15Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The relationship between the history of European integration and the history of colonialism is best understood through a compelling geopolitical entity once known as Eurafrica. As we have shown in a recent book by that title, most efforts to unify Europe from 1920 to 1960 systematically coincided with efforts to develop and stabilize the colonial system in Africa. Eurafrica was also the name of the “compromise” of decolonization. It was the mediating institutional formation through which Africa and Europe exited the colonial era and entered a new world order where, just as the founders of the EEC had intended, their unequal relationship essentially remained unchanged. Today, even as the Eurafrican project is largely forgotten, the content of current EU policymaking towards its African “partner” demonstrates that its influence persists under the surface. The only way to comprehend the deep structures of current EU–African relations is to bring this history to life again, or at least bring it into the history books.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Council of European Studies/Columbia University, 2018
Keywords
Europeisk integration, Europeiska unionen, kolonialism, Afrika, migration
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations History Globalisation Studies Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-148045 (URN)
Note

EuropeNow is an online monthly journal, with a blog that publishes weekly. It features research, criticism, and journalism on Europe alongside literary nonfiction, fiction, poetry, translations, and visual art from or concerning Europe. EuropeNow‘s contributors are established and emerging academics, artists, authors, and journalists from a wide range of countries, while the editorial staff and committee similarly consist of both experienced and emerging editors. EuropeNow is published by the Council for European Studies (CES) at Columbia University, a non-profit organization that recognizes outstanding, multi-disciplinary research on Europe through a wide range of programs and initiatives.

Available from: 2018-05-28 Created: 2018-05-28 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, S. & Hansen, P. (2018). European Integration as a Colonial Project (1ed.). In: Olivia U. Rutazibwa and Robbie Shilliam (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics: (pp. 32-47). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>European Integration as a Colonial Project
2018 (English)In: Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics / [ed] Olivia U. Rutazibwa and Robbie Shilliam, London: Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 32-47Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

For a long time, studies of colonialism and imperialism focused primarily on once colonised societies where the traces and consequences of colonialism lay immediately open to anyone’s experience. In recent decades, and much due to postcolonial scholarship, which has disclosed that colonising societies were just as much influenced by colonialism as the colonised ones, there has also emerged an impressive body of research that traces colonialism’s influence on the national cultures and histories of a number of European states, and not just those that had explicit colonial ambitions. This research testifies to the fact that colonialism lingers on as a touchy and salient issue in national imaginaries and cultural identities, as well as in national high politics. Meanwhile, the urgency of a series of contemporary developments and projects should challenge research also to go beyond the methodological nationalism or, better, methodological colonial statism often inherent in such studies.In this chapter we attend to the ‘the European project’, or more specifically the project of European integration. Challenging received ideas in scholarship, we suggest a new point of departure for the analysis of the relation between Europe and Africa in the interwar and postwar eras. By demonstrating that the early European integration that culminated in the Treaty of Rome in 1957 in fact was a colonial enterprise that incorporated all the member states’ colonies within its institutional framework, we also point to the crucial implications that this has had for postcolonial relations between what is today the European Union and the former colonies in Africa.In reconceiving historical European integration as a colonial project, we also discuss the implications of this for contemporary conceptions of European integration. Provided that European integration in the postwar period to a large extent revolved around matters of trade, the EEC being a ‘customs union’, our intuition should tell us that such a project ought to have been deeply concerned with colonial affairs, particularly because the future of the French empire and its trading bloc seemed to hinge on France’s ability to preserve and consolidate its colonial economy. It should be equally safe to assume that the general political and geopolitical situation of the latter part of the 1940s and the 1950s, so profoundly marked by colonial crises and colonial wars, should have left a strong imprint on the various initiatives to bolster postwar Western European cooperation. To imagine that these circumstances did not affect European integration would be as counterintuitive as to imagine European integration to have been unaffected by the Cold War. Yet, this is how things are portrayed in just about all of today’s standard histories of European integration (see further Hansen and Jonsson 2014a). As a third and final task, then, the chapter seeks to clarify this puzzle and lacuna, focusing, inter alia, on the need to rethink the concepts and remodel the interpretive frames within which the history of European integration traditionally has been understood and explained.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge Handbooks
Keywords
Postcolonial Africa, Postcolonial Europe, Colonialism, European Integration, Eurafrica, International relations, Europe, Africa
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Globalisation Studies Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-148048 (URN)9781138944596 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-28 Created: 2018-05-28 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, S. (2018). Förord. In: Joseph Roth, Radetzkymarschen: (pp. 5-12). Stockholm: Lind & Co
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förord
2018 (Swedish)In: Joseph Roth, Radetzkymarschen, Stockholm: Lind & Co , 2018, p. 5-12Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Lind & Co, 2018
Keywords
Habsburg, Österrike-Ungern, Dubbelmonarkin, Första världskriget, nationalism, imperialism, litteratur och politik, historisk roman
National Category
General Literature Studies International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-144476 (URN)978-91-7779-152-2 (ISBN)
Note

Förord av Stefan Jonsson till nyutgåva av Joseph Roth, Radetzkymarschen [Radetzkymarsch], roman, i översättning av Hugo Hultenberg.

Available from: 2018-01-23 Created: 2018-01-23 Last updated: 2018-01-31Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, S. (2018). Måsarna, monstren och 1968: Till protestens poetik. Ord och bild (2–3), 11-22
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Måsarna, monstren och 1968: Till protestens poetik
2018 (Swedish)In: Ord och bild, ISSN 0030-4492, E-ISSN 1402-2508, no 2–3, p. 11-22Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Gängse historieskrivning behandlar kollektiva protester som länkar i den politiska demokratins historia i mer snäv bemärkelse. Protesten är här ett skiljetecken i en löpande text om hur olika representationsformer inrättas och förändras: rösträtten, partierna, de sociala rörelserna, de lagstiftande församlingarna samt alla andra organisationer, institutioner och instrument varigenom folksuveränen eftersökt ”klädnaden” som ”smiter åt tätt kring folkets kropp”, som Camille Desmoulins säger i Büchners drama Dantons död. Problemet är att historieskrivningen ägnat sig nästan helt åt klädnaden, de politiska formerna. Bara undantagsvis har vi intresserat oss för kroppen, den oformliga, föränderliga och av miljontals lemmar bestående begärsorganism med sitt stora överskott av ”massa”, som bara låter sig representeras partiellt, eller inte alls.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg, Sweden: Ord&Bild/ Nätverkstan, 2018
Keywords
Protest, sociala rörelser i konst och litteratur, 1968, politik och estetik
National Category
Cultural Studies Other Humanities not elsewhere specified History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-148050 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2017-01964
Available from: 2018-05-28 Created: 2018-05-28 Last updated: 2018-06-05Bibliographically approved
(2018). Om Anna Ådahls Massor. Sundbyberg: Marabouparken
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Om Anna Ådahls Massor
2018 (Swedish)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
Alternative title[en]
On Anna Ådahl's Crowds
Abstract [en]

Anna Ådahl 2018 av Stefan Jonsson (ENG) 180415 rev SJ.docPage 1of 5Stefan JonssonOnAnna Ådahl’s CrowdsFew things areasbewitchingas the sight of large crowds in motion. Consider the flock of swallows, tens of thousands of birds in perfect coordination,forminga dancing cloud.Considerthe opening of the Olympic Games, a military paradein China or the crowdmaking its way acrossSergel’s torg in Stockholm during rush hour. Look at the colony of ants, the start of the long distance cross-country ski raceVasaloppet, a herd of cattle or the procession of demonstratorsthat stretches for miles in front of and behind you. Anna Ådahl often takes such perspectives. She entersthe metroand seeks a viewpoint with an overview. Then she resolutely places herself or her stand-in in the flow and creates a dam....

Place, publisher, year, pages
Sundbyberg: Marabouparken, 2018. p. 5
Keywords
Crowds, Masses, Surveillance, Revolt, Collective, Social movements in art
National Category
Visual Arts Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-151293 (URN)
Available from: 2018-09-16 Created: 2018-09-16 Last updated: 2018-09-19Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, S. & Lindqvist, S. (2018). Sanningskonst: Samtal om ett författarskap (1ed.). Stockholm: Albert Bonniers förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sanningskonst: Samtal om ett författarskap
2018 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

En bok om Sven Lindqvist, där författaren samtalar med Stefan Jonsson om sitt liv och författarskap, ett verk som sträcker sig från debuten med Ett förslag fram till vår samtid. I en ledig förening av biografi, samhällsanalys, litteraturhistorisk översikt och mentalitetshistoria berättar Lindqvist om böcker som präglats av sin tid och format sin tid, som exempelvis Gräv där du står, om demokrati på arbetsplatsen, vilken skapade en folkrörelse, Kina inifrån, om landet där Lindqvist levde i många år, bland annat som kulturattaché, eller litterära mästerverk som Myten om Wu Tao-tzu och reseskildringar in i kolonialismens mörker som Ökendykarna och Utrota varenda jävel. Från första början har demokratins problem varit grundfrågan, och i samtalen med Stefan Jonsson framgår det tydligare än någonsin hur konsekvent den har varierats genom resor, debatter, kärlek.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Albert Bonniers förlag, 2018. p. 300 Edition: 1
National Category
General Literature Studies Literary Composition International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141968 (URN)9789100174279 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-10-16 Created: 2017-10-16 Last updated: 2018-10-30Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, S. & Hansen, P. (2017). Eurafrica Incognita: The Colonial Origins of the European Union. History of the Present, 7(1), 1-32
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eurafrica Incognita: The Colonial Origins of the European Union
2017 (English)In: History of the Present, ISSN 2159-9785, E-ISSN 2159-9793, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 1-32Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Illinois Press, 2017
Keywords
European studies, European integration, Afro-European relations, Eurafrica, Colonialism, Imperialism
National Category
History of Ideas International Migration and Ethnic Relations History Globalisation Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127025 (URN)10.5406/historypresent.7.1.0001 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-04-12 Created: 2016-04-12 Last updated: 2018-03-09Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, S. (2017). On Pia Arke. Afterall (44), 10-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On Pia Arke
2017 (English)In: Afterall, ISSN 1465-4253, no 44, p. 10-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Pia Arke’s work reminds Danes and Europeans of a history they never got to know, or were taught not to know, because it happened overseas. It began to be shown and discussed at the beginning of the 1990s,a period when notions of globalisation offered new models for understanding the dynamics of the world and exposed neglected historical and aesthetic issues. Among the most important of these issues were the colonial legacies of Western European states. In this context, Pia Arke’s interrogations of the suppressed past of Denmark’s relationship with Greenlandbegan to resonate. The daughter of an Inuitseamstress and a Danish telegraphist, shewas born in 1958 in Scoresbysund, orIttoqqortoormiit, Denmark’s outermostcolonial settlement in northeast Greenland.She was from birth entangled in imperialprocesses that endowed her with split visionand multiple identities. These qualitiesanimated her art already in the 1980s, whenshe studied at Copenhagen’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, and until her untimely death at the age of 48, when she stood on the threshold of international recognition.Pia Arke’s work displayed a mesmerising blend of approaches: painting,photography, montage, video, performance and installation art. Her violation of artistic genres was carefully premeditated. A tastefor the absurdity of scientific collectingbrought her to examine under groundvaults – paleontological and ethnographic archives – stuffed with dusty specimens.She made a mockery of all attempts to represent and classify the natives and nature of the Arctic. Solidarity with the silenced victims of history prompted her to reinvent the art of photography, and to strenuously engage with oral history. She deconstructed ethnography, photography,travel writing, history, landscape painting and much more, and reassembled their elements into multilayered and ambiguous montages conceived in a spirit of criticality and playfulness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chicago and London: The University of Chigago Press, 2017
Keywords
Pia Arke, Indigenous Art, Denmark, Postcolonial Art, Colonialism, Scoresbysund, Feminism, Greenlandic Art, Arctic, Nordic art, Arctic hysteria
National Category
Art History Visual Arts International Migration and Ethnic Relations Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141969 (URN)10.1086/695509 (DOI)000412897400003 ()
Available from: 2017-10-16 Created: 2017-10-16 Last updated: 2018-01-05Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, S. (2017). Sluta villkora minoritetens rättigheter. In: Mikael Löfgren (Ed.), Ska man tala med nazister?: Debatten kring bokmässan och Nya Tider (pp. 121-125). Göteborg: Nätverkstan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sluta villkora minoritetens rättigheter
2017 (Swedish)In: Ska man tala med nazister?: Debatten kring bokmässan och Nya Tider / [ed] Mikael Löfgren, Göteborg: Nätverkstan , 2017, p. 121-125Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nätverkstan, 2017
Series
Nätverkstans skriftserie ; 11
Keywords
Nazism, Yttrandefrihet, Antisemitism, Liberalism, Jean-Paul Sartre, Tankar i judefrågan
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-147724 (URN)978-91-86717-15-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-07 Created: 2018-05-07 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, S. (2017). Subalternernas utopi: Andrej Platonov och den instinktiva kommunismen. In: Tora Lane (Ed.), Revolution och existens: Läsningar av Andrej Platonov (pp. 23-42). Stockholm: Ersatz
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Subalternernas utopi: Andrej Platonov och den instinktiva kommunismen
2017 (Swedish)In: Revolution och existens: Läsningar av Andrej Platonov / [ed] Tora Lane, Stockholm: Ersatz , 2017, p. 23-42Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Ersatz, 2017
Keywords
Revolution, sociala rörelser i litteraturen, universalism, revolutioner, Sovjetunionen, modernism
National Category
Languages and Literature General Literature Studies Philosophy History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-137898 (URN)978-91-87891-27-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-05-31 Created: 2017-05-31 Last updated: 2017-06-09Bibliographically approved
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