Fitzmaurice and Press on the Micro and Macro History of the Scramble for Africa

On November 17th, Duke University hosted two scholars of empire, Andrew Fitzmaurice and Stephen Press.  The two focus on the same historical moment, namely the scramble for Africa and ensuing colonization by both sovereign states and corporate-sovereigns.  However, beyond the historical moment the two scholars diverge drastically.  Fitzmaurice focuses on micro histories of the individuals Read more about Fitzmaurice and Press on the Micro and Macro History of the Scramble for Africa[…]

Turner and the Corporate Personality: Conceptualizing the Group-Person

What is the nature of the fictitious body of the corporation? According to Henry S. Turner, who visited Duke University’s Smith Warehouse on last Friday, October 6th, a corporation is little more than a group-person, come together to achieve a joint purpose.  Although we often conceive of corporations as little more than the joint-stock enterprises Read more about Turner and the Corporate Personality: Conceptualizing the Group-Person[…]