Archive for August, 2012

Carole Shammas (ed.), Investing in the Early Modern Built Environment: Europeans, Asians, Settlers and Indigenous Societies (Brill: 2012).  Today the bulk of tangible wealth around the globe resides in buildings and physical infrastructure rather than moveable goods. This situation was not always the case. Investing in the Early Modern Built Environment represents the first attempt […]

Arena Journal 37/38 (2012). Introduction John Hinkson, ‘Why settler colonialism?’. Time Edward Cavanagh, ‘History, time and the indigenist critique’. Elizabeth Strakosch and Alissa Macoun, ‘The vanishing endpoint of settler colonialism’. Sarah Maddison, ‘Seven generations behind: Representing native nations’. Bodies Mary O’Dowd, ‘Embodying the Australian nation and silencing history’. Gaia Giuliani, ‘The colour lines of settler […]

Postcolonial Studies 15, 2 (2012). Special Issue: Making Indigenous place in the Australian city.  



‘Bushman’, ‘Maori’ and ‘Aborigine’, from the Savages series (2007-8), by artist Joe Levickas.

  This book shows that the Griqua people are commonly misunderstood. Today, they do not figure in the South African imagination as other peoples do, nor have they for over a century. Cavanagh argues that their comparative invisibility is a result of their place in South Africa’s national narrative: an impediment that has precluded the […]

Institute for Social Transformation Research, in cooperation with the School of History and Politics, Faculty of Arts @ University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, 24 & 25 September 2012. Click here for the complete Collaborative Struggle program, featuring Henry Reynolds, Lorenzo Veracini, Ilan Pappé, and others.

Adam J. Barker, ‘Already Occupied: Indigenous Peoples, Settler Colonialism and the Occupy Movements in North America’, Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest (Advance, 2012) Indigenous struggles in Canada and the USA—the northern bloc of settler colonialism—have long been characterized by tactical occupations. It is often assumed that Indigenous peoples’ concerns are […]

Barbara Arneil, ‘Liberal Colonialism, Domestic Colonies and Citizenship’, History of Political Thought 33, 3 (2012). There is a growing body of literature which argues that the two major theories of liberal citizenship (those of John Locke and J.S. Mill) were deeply enmeshed with both colonization (the processes by which the imperial state takes over the […]

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Sita Venkateswar and Emma Hughes (eds), The Politics of Indigeneity: Dialogues and Reflections on Indigenous Activism (London: Zed Books, 2011). Provocative and original, The Politics of Indigeneity explores the concept of indigeneity across the world – from the Americas to New Zealand, Africa to Asia – and the ways in which it intersects with local, […]