Archive for July, 2010

Natalie A. Zacek, Settler Society in the English Leeward Islands, 1670–1776 (Cambridge UP, forthcoming, 2010). Settler Society in the English Leeward Islands, 1670–1776 is the first study of the history of the federated colony of the Leeward Islands – Antigua, Montserrat, Nevis, and St Kitts – that covers all four islands in the period from […]


Peter Limbrick, Making Settler Cinemas: Film and Colonial Encounters in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). In Making Settler Cinemas, Peter Limbrick argues that the United States, Australia, and New Zealand share histories of colonial encounters that have shaped their cinemas in distinctive ways. Going beyond readings of narrative and representation, […]


Susan Hardman Moore, Pilgrims: New World Settlers and the Call of Home (Yale University Press, 2010). This book uncovers what might seem to be a dark side of the American dream: the New World from the viewpoint of those who decided not to stay. At the core of the volume are the life histories of […]


Cabinet Card of an American Indian Giving a White Man a Tattoo via Anonymous Works brilliant.


via Southern Perspectives A conversation between Tony Birch and Ross Gibson Two figures from the early days of the Australian colony that have fresh relevance today – an English scientist at the founding of Sydney and an indigenous leader at the birth of Melbourne. William Dawes arrived on the First Fleet as the official astronomer. […]


From Waatea News: Taitokerau MP Hone Harawira, who chaired the Waitangi hui, says many people wanted to talk about the Declaration of Independence which preceded the Treaty of Waitangi, and about the constitutional issues being raised in the Northland claims now before the Waitangi Tribunal. “People talked in particular about the issue Ngapuhi is raising […]


The following is a response to Neve Gordon’s paper on ‘Democracy and Colonialism’, from Theory and Event. It has been written by Lorenzo Veracini, and only appears here. —- This is a promising proposal for a paradigm shift: colonialism and democracy are not incompatible – they actually are a necessary prerequisite of each other: “Notwithstanding the […]


D’Arcy, Jacqueline. ‘The Same but Different’: Aborigines, Eugenics, and the Harvard-Adelaide Universities’ Tasmanian Historical Studies, Vol. 12, 2007: 59-90. Abstract: Norman B Tindale and Joseph B Birdsell visited Cape Barren Island (CBI) Reserve in January 1939, as part of the Harvard-Adelaide Universities’ Anthropological Expedition. The Expedition, it is argued, was the last major eugenic research […]


Some recent essays from borderlands I’ve been spruiking here contribute to a recent special issue of borderlands. Here is the abstract to the editors’ introduction: As Stuart Hall, following both Franz Fanon and Albert Memmi, has explained, identity is deeply imbricated with colonialism both for the coloniser and the colonised. Their cultures meet in what […]


Leroux’s recent article on the commemoration of settler colonialism in Quebec reminded me of some photos I took… inside one of Montreal’s McDonalds restaurants.