Archive for January, 2011

Robert Paul Hogg, ‘”A Hand Prepared to be Red”: Manliness and Violence on Britain’s Colonial Frontiers’, Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies 15, 1 (2010). Abstract On the frontiers of Queensland and British Columbia in the mid-nineteenth century, a culture of violence prevailed. Frontier men accommodated violence in their lives as a routine and normal part […]

Why do so many individuals and organizations shy away from calling land grabbing what it is, and either put it in inverted commas or trot out such euphemisms as ‘responsible land-based investment’, ‘commercial pressures on land’ or ‘large-scale investment in land’? Why are researchers who have worked on land grabbing so apparently timid and complacent […]

Highlights from the H-Net discussion network. Is this list an academic platform or a mediator for political propaganda and agitation? — … it seems still in accordance with an academic platform, unless I assume one consider’s the list of internationally/academically acknowledged speakers and chairs [both Palestinian and Israeli in fact] non-academic because they dont reiterate […]

“Is decolonization dead?” What does such a question mean? In what ways could decolonization be dead? That would be, it seemed to me, either the day when the colonized have thoroughly overcome colonization OR the day when the colonized themselves are all dead. Unless, of course, “decolonization” here refers simply to an academic fad whose […]

The Good Society 19, 2 (2010) Breanna M. Forni, ‘Political Authority, Recognition, and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: An Introduction’, pp. 44-46. Burke Hendrix, ‘Political Authority and Indigenous Sovereignty’, pp. 47-52. Andrew Volmert, ‘Indigenous Self-Determination and Freedom from Rule’, pp. 53-59. Jorge M. Valadez, ‘Deliberation, Cultural Difference, and Indigenous Self-Governance’, pp. 60-65.

David Lloyd and Laura Pulido, ‘In the Long Shadow of the Settler: On Israeli and U.S. Colonialisms’, American Quarterly 62, 4 (2010). This forum discusses the comparative dimensions of settler colonialism in Israel and the U.S.-Mexico border region, including separation walls, issues of migration, and the control of movement, dispossession, and settlement. The contributions take […]

Ken MacMillan, ‘Benign and Benevolent Conquest?: The Ideology of Elizabethan Atlantic Expansion Revisited’, Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 9, 1 (2011). This essay revisits the language of conquest in metropolitan writings advocating Elizabethan Atlantic expansion. It argues that contrary to the belligerent connotations scholars usually attach to the word conquest, in Elizabethan England it […]

‘In many parts of Israel, imported plants have crowded out native species’, Haaretz reported yesterday. “Many years ago, eucalyptus trees were planted in the Dan reserve and proliferated rapidly,” Dr. Didi Kaplan, the authority’s ecologist for the northern region, explained yesterday. “They are hindering the development of the reserve’s natural vegetation, among other things by […]

[the speaker] believed that a proposal had been made that the native reserves should be very greatly diminished. It was said that they should not keep natives in the reserves; that if they were allowed to remain in reserves they would not come out and work. He strongly protested against that argument. The natives of […]

Dan Freeman-Maloy, ‘Israeli state power and its liberal alibis’, Race & Class 52, 3 (2011). This article explores the tension between Israeli state power and its presentation to the West in ostensibly liberal terms. The historical dynamics of metropolitan sponsorship of Zionist settler colonialism are briefly discussed before focusing on the ways in which the […]