Archive for February, 2011

A provocative piece in mondoweiss: Welcome to Palestine, even if it’s a century later. Now let’s reset the relationship. You came from faraway lands claiming an already inhabited one. Oppressed, massacred, and socially separated in Christendom/Europe, you felt as outsiders subject to anti-Semitic threats. Eventually, with the colonial age, a group of you, Eastern Europeans […]

SETTLER COLONIALISM: A Theoretical Overview by Lorenzo Veracini Readings Carlton – 309 Lygon St, Carlton Friday, 18th February 2011, 6:30pm The book will be launched by Henry Reynolds

Hadas Weiss, ‘On value and values in a West Bank settlement’, American Ethnologist 38, 1(2011) In this article, I use value theory to interrogate values in the West Bank settlement of Beit-El, particularly the coexistence of pragmatism with the valorization of self-sacrifice. My aims are threefold: to make sense of West Bank settlement values specifically, […]

Daniel Morley Johnson, ‘From the Tomahawk Chop to the Road Block: Discourses of Savagism in Whitestream Media’, American Indian Quarterly 35, 1 (2011) Typically, the news media have tended to portray Natives as a conquered people, a poor minority in a rich country, militant activists, remnants of an ancient North American past, and so on. […]

Paul Giles, ‘The Postcolonial Mainstream’, American Literary History 23, 1 (2011). In a review essay for this journal back in 2004, Malini Johar Schueller declared “that the suitability of postcolonial theory to the study of US culture should no longer be a subject of debate” (162). Arguing that “the period of critical isolationism and exceptionalism […]

Knut G. Nustad,’Property, rights and community in a South African land-claim case’, Anthropology Today 27, 1 (2011) In the context of South Africa’s land reform programme, the concepts of ‘property’ and ‘rights’ carry a heavy ideological baggage. This is evident in the country’s land reform policies, which have sought to reach a compromise between differing […]

Here’s a teaser for the forthcoming settler colonial studies 1 (2011). ARTICLES Lorenzo Veracini: Introducing settler colonial studies pp. 1-12 Patrick Wolfe: After the Frontier: Separation and Absorption in US Indian Policy pp. 13-50 Scott Lauria Morgensen: The Biopolitics of Settler Colonialism: Right Here, Right Now pp. 51-75 Ivan Sablin and Maria Savelyeva: Mapping Indigenous […]

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Timo Koivurova, ‘Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights Regarding Indigenous Peoples: Retrospect and Prospects’, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 18, 1 (2011) Abstract: Probably because there have been no landmark cases decided by the European Court of Human Rights (and the Commission) in favour of indigenous peoples, there has correspondingly been […]

More on the easter island conflict, via BBC Police on Easter Island have evicted a group of indigenous people who had been occupying the grounds of a luxury hotel since last year. The group of Rapa Nui say the land on which the hotel was built had been illegally taken from their ancestors generations ago. […]