Archive for June, 2011

Making Settler Colonial Space: Perspectives on Race, Place and Identity (Palgrave UK, 2010) Edited by Tracey Banivanua Mar and Penelope Edmonds. To be launched by Patrick Wolfe. The new journal, settler colonial studies, introduced by Jane Carey and Lorenzo Veracini. When: Thursday 30th June, 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start Where: Gertrudes Brown Couch, 30 Gertrude […]

Magid Shihade, Not Just a Soccer Game: Colonialism and Conflict among Palestinians in Israel (Syracuse UP, 2011) On April 11, 1981, two neighboring Palestinian Arab towns competed in a soccer match. Kafr Yassif had a predominantly Christian population, and Julis was a predominantly Druze town. When a fight broke out between fans, the violence quickly […]

Aziz Rana. The Two Faces of American Freedom. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. 432 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04897-3. Reviewed by Christopher Tomlins (UC Irvine School of Law) Though passionate, Rana is idealistic, not angry.  No hectoring ideologue, he is, rather, a true believer in the promise of American freedom.  That might make him naïve, […]

Edward Cavanagh, ‘”Not Celebrated for its Agriculture”: Emigrant Guides and Land Settlement in New South Wales, 1831-65’, Australian Studies 3 (2011) This article examines the processes of British settlement in New South Wales through the lens of emigrant guides that were produced to attract newcomers to the expanding colony. The author identifies two main types […]

Eve Darian-Smith, ‘Environmental Law and Native American Law’, Annual Review of Law and Social Science 6 (2010): This review seeks to engage two bodies of scholarship that have typically been analyzed as discrete areas of inquiry – environmental law and American Indian law. In the twenty-first century, native peoples’ involvement in environmental politics is becoming […]

Some time ago Patricia Monture told us that in her thinking equality was not a high enough goal. A feminism that failed to recognize the destructiveness of settler colonialism and to work towards Indigenous sovereignty and well-being was too small a feminism for Patricia. This issue of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law […]

Mark Finnane, ‘Settler Justice and Aboriginal Homicide in Late Colonial Australia’, Australian Historical Studies 42, 2 (2011). This article examines the hidden history of criminal justice in late colonial Australia by focussing on Aboriginal inter se offending. Most Aboriginal defendants appearing in late colonial criminal courts were prosecuted for violent crimes against other Aboriginal people. […]

Libby Connors,’Witness to Frontier Violence: An Aboriginal Boy before the Supreme Court’, Australian Historical Studies 42, 2 (2011). In October 1846 a ten-year-old Aboriginal boy witnessed a large scale Aboriginal attack on a station north of Brisbane. Although he survived the attack, the boy had the terrifying experience of observing the brutal killings of his […]

Alan Lester, ‘Humanism, race and the colonial frontier’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers (2011) Beginning with an engagement with Kay Anderson’s recent post-humanist approach, I propose an alternative explanation for the rise of an innatist discourse of race around the mid-nineteenth century. I argue that the shift to innatist ideas of racial difference has […]