Archive for September, 2010

Carolyn B. Ramsey, ‘Domestic Violence and State Intervention in the American West and Australia, 1860-1930’, Indiana Law Journal 86 (2011) Abstract: This article calls into question stereotypical assumptions about the presumed lack of state intervention in the family and the patriarchal violence of Anglo-American frontier societies in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. By […]


Jessica R. Cattelino, ‘Anthropologies of the United States’, Annual Review of Anthropology 39 (2010). This article reviews recent research in sociocultural anthropology that has been conducted in and about the United States. I show that anthropologists of the United States have been concerned to locate the anthropological field in three ways: spatial investigations of region, […]


In the history of Aboriginal Australia, there is nothing all that new about a convoy of uninvited guests trekking across country to seek a new start. Aboriginal groups have been known to flout jurisdictional boundaries – whether those erected by other Aboriginal groups across tens of thousands of years, or those more arbitrarily decided by […]


Matthew L. M. Fletcher, ‘Consent and Resistance: The Modern Struggle between American Indian Tribes and the United States’, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-16 (2010) Abstract After a few years of late 19th century confusion, the United States Supreme Court held definitively in 1898 that the United States Constitution does not bind Indian tribes. […]


Stephen Allen and Alexandra Xanthaki (ed.), Reflections on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2010) The adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the United Nations General Assembly on 13 September 2007 was acclaimed as a major success for the United Nations system given the […]


In South Africa we want the study of Anthropology to assist in dealing with the ever present native problem. I have always felt, and I think I have sometimes said, that the more we look upon the native in South Africa as a scientific problem the less we shall feel he is a social danger. […]


Simon Pooley, ‘Pressed Flowers: Notions of Indigenous and Alien Vegetation in South Africa’s Western Cape, 1902-45 ‘, Journal of Southern African Studies 36, 3 (2010) Abstract In the early twentieth century, botanists in South Africa’s Western Cape sought urgently to popularise and protect the region’s unique indigenous Fynbos flora. Plants imported from the 1840s, some […]


Robert Nichols, ‘Postcolonial Studies and the Discourse of Foucault: Survey of a Field of Problematization’, Foucault Studies 9 (2010). ABSTRACT: This paper presents a critical survey of the use and interpretation of the work of Michel Foucault in the field of postcolonial studies. The paper uses debates about Foucault’s legacy and his contributions (or lack […]


Andrea Smith, ‘Decolonization in Unexpected Places: Native Evangelicalism and the Rearticulation of Mission’, American Indian Quarterly 62, 3 (2010). Abstract In Native studies, many scholars propose “decolonization” as a guiding principle for Native scholarship and activism. This work generally presumes a non-Christian framework for decolonization, because the imposition of Christianity within Native communities is understood […]


American Quarterly 62, 3 (2010). Special Issue: Alternative Contact: Indigeneity, Globalism, and American Studies. Edited by Paul Lai and Lindsey Claire Smith.