Archive for December, 2011

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Janet McGaw, Anoma Pieris and Emily Potter, ‘Indigenous Place-Making in the City: Dispossessions, Occupations and Implications for Cultural Architecture’, Architectural Theory Review 16, 3 (2011) This paper considers Indigenous place-making practices in light of an idea for a major Victorian Indigenous Cultural Knowledge and Education Centre in central Melbourne as championed by Traditional Owners in Victoria. […]

Jimmy Johnson, ‘How Zionism Paved Way for Permanent War’, Electronic Intifada. Gabriel Piterberg noted in his masterful 2008 book The Returns of Zionism: Myths, Politics and Scholarship in Israel that the “achievements of the comparative study of settler colonialism have been at once scholarly and political,” that the young field “creates a language that amounts […]

Richard J. Chacon and Rubén G. Mendoza (eds), The Ethics of Anthropology and Amerindian Research: Reporting on Environmental Degradation and Warfare (Springer, 2012). The decision to publish scholarly findings bearing on the question of Amerindian environmental degradation, warfare, and/or violence is one that weighs heavily on anthropologists. This burden stems from the fact that documentation […]

Theodore Koditschek, Liberalism, Imperialism, and the Historical Imagination: Nineteenth-Century Visions of a Greater Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011). This book examines the ways in which imperial agendas informed the writing of history in nineteenth-century Britain and how historical writing transformed imperial agendas. Using the published writings and personal papers of Walter Scott, J. A. […]