Archive for November, 2010

CFP conference: Colonies and Postcolonies of Law, Princeton University, New Jersey. March 18 2011. CFP conference, Subaltern Studies: Historical World-making Thirty Years On, ANU, Canberra, 3-5 August 2011. Symposium, Center for Renaissance Studies of the Newberry Library, “The Struggle for Land: Property, Territory, and Jurisdiction in Early Modern Europe and the Americas.” Friday, April 8, […]

I have recently got word that the deadline for this call for papers is extended to April 2011, or by negotiation. Here are the details. Modernity and colonialism are intimately linked, and colonialism has mobilised people in unprecedented ways. While in many places processes of bloody or incremental decolonisation meant that the invaders returned home; […]

Anne O’Connell, ‘An exploration of redneck whiteness in multicultural Canada’, Social Politics 17, 3 (2010). As Canada celebrates forty years of official multiculturalism (1971), a shifting urban/rural dyad (Neal) is central to its configuration. Its urban centers are positioned as diverse racialized spaces unlike their less diverse and more white rural counterparts. In this paper, […]

David Pimental, ‘Legal Pluralism and the Rule of Law: Can Indigenous Justice Survive?’, Harvard International Review (2010). Extract, in want of abstract: “Legal pluralism” describes the situation in which different legal systems co-exist in the same geographic area, and it is not unique to the Dakota Territory of the 1880s. We continue to see clashes […]

Martin Shaw and Omer Bartov, ‘The question of genocide in Palestine, 1948: an exchange between Martin Shaw and Omer Bartov’, Journal of Genocide Research 12, 3 (2010) Editors introduction: The historical sociologist Martin Shaw was asked, as a genocide scholar rather than a specialist on Israel-Palestine, to contribute to an edited book that examined that […]

From Waatea News Update: The head of a new demographic research unit wants the government to encourage young Maori families to move back from Australia. At yesterday’s launch of the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis at Waikato University, Professor Natalie Jackson said for the first time in New Zealand’s history, fewer people are […]

Traci Watson for National Geographic News: Five hundred years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, a Native American woman may have voyaged to Europe with Vikings, according to a provocative new DNA study. Analyzing a type of DNA passed only from mother to child, scientists found more than 80 living Icelanders with a genetic variation […]

Bare to the waist and sporting rings in their upper lips, these are the extraordinary first pictures of a tribe lost in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. The natives are totally unknown to anthropologists, speak an unrecognisable language and do not even have a name for themselves. Exotic. The wheels they are in motion: […]

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Audra Simpson, ‘Under The Sign Of Sovereignty: Certainty, Ambivalence, And Law In Native North America And Indigenous Australia’, Wicazo Sa Review 25, 2 (2010) In lieu of an abstract, here is a preview of the article. The notion of “sovereignty” is saturated with the certainty of jurisdictional and territorial authority over peoples and places. Yet […]