Archive for November, 2011

Lorenzo Veracini, ‘Suburbia, Settler Colonialism and the World Turned Inside Out’, Housing, Theory and Society 1 (2011). While its primary aim is to explore possibilities for new research, this article contends that suburban and settler colonial imaginaries are related. It suggests that an awareness of the settler colonial “situation” and its dynamics can help an […]

This website holds detailed information on over 6000 films showing images of life in the British colonies. Over 150 films are available for viewing online. You can search or browse for films by country, date, topic, or keyword. Over 350 of the most important films in the catalogue are presented with extensive critical notes written […]

John R. Chávez, ‘Aliens in Their Native Lands: The Persistence of Internal Colonial Theory’, Journal of World History 22, 4 (2011) In the 1960s “internal colonialism” became an important theory advanced to explain the historical development of ethnic and racial inequality in the modern world. By the 1980s the theory had been dismissed as inadequate. […]

The notion that pioneers tend to have more babies is consistent with the behavior of other species. Expose a bare patch of land, and the first plants to colonize it will most likely be species that grow quickly, reproduce early, and create many offspring. But these early colonizers eventually cede space to other plants that […]

International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 18, 4 (2011). Special Issue: Contrasted Perspectives on Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights. Ndahinda, Felix. ‘Contrasted Perspectives on Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights’. Swepston, Lee. ‘Discrimination, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, and Social Indicators’ Courtis, Christian. ‘Notes on the Implementation by Latin American Courts of the ILO […]

Lorenzo Veracini, ‘Book Review’, Ethnic and Racial Studies (2011). The Two Faces of American Freedom outlines the rise and fall of the US ‘experiment’ in settler constitutionalism. It is an ultimately convincing outline of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American history as the history of a settler colonial project. While this project and the conception of freedom […]

Malreddy Pavan Kumar, ‘(An)other Way of Being Human: indigenous alternatives to postcolonial humanism’,  Third World Quarterly 32, 9 (2011) This essay articulates the ways in which the Indigenous People’s Movement leading to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples (2007) succeeds in what postcolonial theory has conventionally set out to emancipate, […]

Ruth Hall provides a sound critical appraisal of this report in Another Countryside: The new Green Paper on Land Reform offers little policy direction for the important but controversial work of land reform. It was the culmination of a long, hotly debated policy process which started with government’s acknowledgement at the National Land Summit in […]

It is not common for the Hasbara machine, disseminating Israeli state propaganda, to be exposed in such a way. As if by coincidence, two expatriate South African Jews, with a bit of a liberal reputation, came out of retirement to produce almost identical pieces for the press, rejecting the analogy between Israel and apartheid. That […]

Jimmy Johnson, ‘Lessons from the Other Occupiers: A critical engagement of #Occupy and J14’, Mondoweiss. The July 14th Movement and Occupy Wall Street efforts have deservedly garnered press attention. Much more importantly, they have mobilized huge numbers of people who had not been politically active previously and have radicalised others. These are ‘awakenings’ of a […]