Archive for June, 2010

Dorothy L. Hodgson, ‘Becoming Indigenous in Africa’, African Studies Review 52, 3 (2009). Abstract: This article traces the history of how and why certain African groups became involved in the transnational indigenous rights movement; how the concept of the indigenous has been imagined, understood, and employed by African activists, donors, advocates, and states; and the […]

Panel @ AAS2011 on Creolization and creole populations in (postcolonial) Asia and the Asian diaspora, Hawaii. Religious Encounter and Exchange in Aboriginal Canada, Workshop and Special Edition of Native Studies Review, May 2011, Saskatoon (Abstracts due September 15, 2010). Neither Strange nor Familiar: Contemporary Approaches to Hybridity, An Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Toronto October 22-23, 2010. Nebenzahl Lectures in the […]

Bill Rolston, Drawing Support: Murals in the North of Ireland (Beyond the Pale, 1992) Like them or loathe them, they cannot be ignored. The political wall murals of the North of Ireland are an integral part of loyalist and republican communities. In its murals each group displays its hopes and fears, struggles and aspirations. Sometimes […]

settler 1. a. One who or a thing which, settles, fixes, decides, etc. b. colloq. Something that settles or ‘does for’ a person, a finisher; something that settles an antagonist in an encounter or argument; a crushing or finishing blow, shot, speech, etc. c. A clerk in a betting shop who calculates the winnings. 2. […]

The discourse of foreign species management, and all its bells and sparkles: wading through it is as fun as it is disturbingly eery. SERENA DAI and JOHN FLESHER, ‘Single Asian carp found near Lake Mich’. ass. press. CHICAGO — An Asian carp was found for the first time beyond electric barriers meant to keep the […]

Defend the land! Sovereignty for Indigenous nations! Smash the state! We are anti-colonial.

Terence Ranger, ‘Constructions of Zimbabwe’, Journal of Southern African Studies 36, 2 (2010). Some selections: Yet the absence of a scholarly history of Zimbabwe has been sorely felt by all sort of people – by diplomats, for example; by teachers and students; by intelligent tourists; by the ‘general reader’; and by all those who find […]

Jennifer A. Hamilton, Indigeneity in the Courtroom: Law, Culture, and the Production of Difference in North American Courts. New York: Routledge, 2009. The central question of this book is when and how does indigeneity in its various iterations – cultural, social, political, economic, even genetic – matter in a legal sense? Indigeneity in the Courtroom […]

Renisa Mawani, Colonial Proximities: Crossracial Encounters and Juridical Truths in British Columbia, 1871–1921 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009). Contemporary discussions of multiculturalism and pluralism remain politically charged in former settler societies. Colonial Proximities historicizes these contestations by illustrating how crossracial encounters in one colonial contact zone — late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century British Columbia — inspired juridical racial […]

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