Archive for July, 2012

Politica & Società 2 (2012). Editoriale pp. 151-154 Michele Spanò, ‘Sovereign ambiguity: settler colonialism and sovereignty’, pp. 155-186. Lorenzo Veracini, ‘Natives Settlers Migrants’, pp. 187-204. Gaia Giuliani, ‘Settler colonialism and race: mapping colours in the Pacific’, pp. 205-234. ‘Settler Colonialism Then and Now. A Conversation between J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Patrick Wolfe’, pp. 235-258. ‘Settler Logics and Writing […]

Natasha Fijn, Ian Keen, Christopher Lloyd and Michael Pickering, Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies II: Historical engagements and current enterprises (ANU E-Press, 2012). All chapters available freely at the ANU E-Press website. Onya, ANU.

Sung-ta Liu, ‘Settler urban legacies: A case study of Taipei City’, Cities (in press, 2012): Similar to a colonial state, a settler state is governed by an outside regime. In comparison with conventional colonists, however, the settler rulers regard the settled land as their homeland, rather than just a land with exploitable resources. To secure […]

Wayne E. Lee (ed.), Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World (NYU Press, 2011).  The early modern period (c. 1500–1800) of world history is characterized by the establishment and aggressive expansion of European empires, and warfare between imperial powers and indigenous peoples was a central component of the […]

Lucas Bessirea, ‘The Politics of Isolation: Refused Relation as an Emerging Regime of Indigenous Biolegitimacy’, Comparative Studies in Society and History 54 (2012). This essay describes the politics of voluntary isolation, an emerging category of indigeneity predicated on a form of human life that exists outside of history, the market, and wider networks of social connection. It […]

Paul Nadasdya, ‘Boundaries among Kin: Sovereignty, the Modern Treaty Process, and the Rise of Ethno-Territorial Nationalism among Yukon First Nations’, Comparative Studies in Society and History 54 (2012). The Canadian government recently concluded a series of land claim and self-government agreements with many First Nations in the Yukon Territory. A result of First Nation claims […]

Russell McGregor, Indifferent Inclusion: Aboriginal people and the Australian Nation (Canberra: AITSIS, 2011). McGregor offers a holistic interpretation of the complex relationship between Indigenous and settler Australians during the middle four decades of the twentieth century. Combining the perspectives of political, social and cultural history in a coherent narrative, he provides a cogent analysis of how […]

Adrian Muckle, ‘The Presumption of Indigeneity: Colonial Administration, the “Community of Race” and the Category of Indigène in New Caledonia, 1887–1946’, Journal of Pacific History (2012).  From 1887 to 1946, the administrative apparatus known as the indigénat provided French administrators in New Caledonia with a set of exceptional measures to streamline the governing and summary […]

Hummus is to Palestine as wild rice is to Native America. But of course, this is insufficient. There is so much more I could try, and fail, to say. Settler colonialism is criminalization: Drunks, drug addicts, and terrorists. It is the miscreant, the danger and the distrust in Lid, in Sabra, and on the Bad […]

Jun Uchida, Brokers of Empire: Japanese Settler Colonialism in Korea, 1876–1945 (Harvard University Press, 2011). Between 1876 and 1945, thousands of Japanese civilians—merchants, traders, prostitutes, journalists, teachers, and adventurers—left their homeland for a new life on the Korean peninsula. Although most migrants were guided primarily by personal profit and only secondarily by national interest, their […]