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Open Library of Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal open to Special Collections submissions from researchers working in any humanities discipline in any language. The journal is no longer open to unsolicited general submissions. The journal is funded by an international library consortium and has no charges to authors or readers. The Open Library of Humanities is digitally preserved in the CLOCKSS archive.
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All Special Collections articles will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page. For more information about OLH Special Collections please click here.
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Colonialities in Dispute: Discourses on Colonialism and Race in the Spanish State
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