Archive for April, 2010



You’re looking at some amazing South African leaders: first, Adam Kok III, the man who led the Griquas from Philippolis across the Drakensberg into Kokstad; Nicholaas Waterboer, the man who held the fort at Griquatown while Free State and colonial administrations (and their lawyers) squabbled over the diamond fields that fell within his inherited jurisdiction; […]

The Production of Colonial Historiography, Frankfurt University, Germany, October 4-5 2010. What Postcolonial Theory Doesn’t Say, University of York, UK, July 3-5 2010. Latin American Borderlands: New Frontiers in Race, Religion and the Arts, SFA, Texas, September 30-October 2 2010. Emerging Paradigms in Critical Mixed Race Studies, De Paul University, Chicago, November 5-6 2010. Exploring […]

Farid Farid, ‘Terror at the beach: Arab bodies and the somatic violence of white cartographic anxiety in Australia and Palestine/Israel’, Social Semiotics 19:1 (2009) 59 — 78. Abstract: Nearly six months after the horrific episodes of racist violence at Cronulla beach in Australia, Israeli artillery fire killed seven Palestinians on a northern Gaza beach. This […]

The media frenzy over Eugene Terre’Blanche’s death has been a great source of interest over the past few weeks. It turned out to be remarkable for this blog, as I wrote a little piece on Mr. TB and the AWB over a month before his death. Sadly, no journalist (to my knowledge) thought it fit […]

Libby Porter, Unlearning the Colonial Cultures of Planning (Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate, 2010). Colonialization has never failed to provoke discussion and debate over its territorial, economic and political projects, and their ongoing consequences. This work argues that the state-based activity of planning was integral to these projects in conceptualizing, shaping and managing place in settler societies. Planning […]

Tahlia Maslin, ‘Aboriginal Relations and Policy in Australia and Canada: From Handout to Hand-up’, Frontier Centre for Public Policy Backgrounder 85 (2010). via indigenouspeoplesissues Abstract: The Australian referendum of 1967 approved amendments to the Australian Constitution which allowed the Federal Government to make special laws that applied to Aboriginal Australians. As a result, since 1967, […]

From the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Catalog.

The white man systematically destroyed Indian culture where it existed, but separated blacks from his midst so that they were forced to attempt the creation of their own culture Vine Deloria Jnr., Custer Died for your Sins (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1988 [1969]).

(Note: I got this from an article about a year ago, which I have unfortunately lost, so can not attribute for the moment. I am happy to reference if anyone remembers)

Some highlights from the latest Urban History Review 38, 2 (2010), with the special topic of ‘Encounters, Contests and Communities’. Franca Iacovetta and Jordan Stanger-Ross, ‘Intro: Encounters, Contests, Communities: New Histories of Race and Ethnicity in the Canadian City’. Penelope Edmonds, ‘Unpacking Settler Colonialism’s Urban Strategies: Indigenous Peoples in Victoria, BC, and the Transition to […]