Archive for December, 2012

Australian Humanities Review 53 (2012). Special Issue, eds Carsten Wergin and Stephen Muecke. ‘Songlines vs Pipelines? Mining and Tourism in Remote Australia’.

F. C. McGrath, ‘Settler nationalism: Ulster unionism and postcolonial theory’, Irish Studies Review 20, 4 (2012). Despite the capacity of postcolonial theory to accommodate a wide variety of situations, one area of postcolonial experience still has not received much attention – the experience of non-hegemonic settler colonies, that is settler colonies that did not in […]

Peter Denney, ‘Picturesque Farming: The Sound of ‘Happy Britannia’ in Colonial Australia’, Cultural Studies Review 18, 3 (2012). This essay examines the way in which the British landscape tradition influenced perceptions of sound, noise and silence in colonial Australia, focusing on representations of rural soundscape in art and literature. It argues that poets and artists […]

Thomas R. Metcalf, ‘Afterword: All Сolonialisms May Be Different, But in the End All Are the Same’, Ab Imperio 3 (2012). In his afterthoughts written in dialogue with the editors of Ab Imperio, Thomas Metcalf recollects how, in the course of his academic career and observations of the changing world of the 1950s, he has learned […]

Damen Ward, ‘Territory, Jurisdiction, and Colonial Governance: “A Bill to Repeal the British Constitution”, 1856–60’, Journal of Legal History 33, 3 (2012). Britain claimed full territorial sovereignty over New Zealand, even though substantive enforcement of its authority against Maori often faced significant challenges. Alarmed at the weakness of British governance in relation to Maori, Governor […]

Adam J. Barker, ‘Locating Settler Colonialism’, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 13, 3 (2012). There has been a definite shift in recent years relating to studies of colonialism. Increasingly, scholars are asking what might seem like a regressive question—”what is colonialism?”—and encountering surprising answers. This shift has been sparked by a concept that, while […]

David Waldron and Janice Newton, ‘Rethinking Appropriation of the Indigenous: A Critique of the Romanticist Approach’, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 16, 2 (2012). The aim of this paper is to set out the effects of romanticism on attitudes of the New Age movement to Indigenous Aboriginal Australian culture and people. […]

Georgine Clarsen and Lorenzo Veracini, ‘Settler Colonial Automobilities: A Distinct Constellation of Automobile Cultures?’, History Compass 10, 12 (2012). A growing body of scholarship employs the concept of ‘automobility’ to understand the practices, meanings and values with which cars have become invested. Analysis of settler colonial phenomena has also recently cohered into a distinctive transnational […]

Our study has sequenced 20 whole mitochondrial genomes and utilized next generation sequencing to obtain 3 whole nuclear genomes from purported Sasquatch samples. The genome sequencing shows that Sasquatch mtDNA is identical to modern Homo sapiens, but Sasquatch nuDNA is a novel, unknown hominin related to Homo sapiens and other primate species. Our data indicate […]

Haifa Rashed and Damien Short, ‘Genocide and settler colonialism: can a Lemkin-inspired genocide perspective aid our understanding of the Palestinian situation?’, The International Journal of Human Rights 16, 8 (2012). This article examines the situation of the Palestinians through the sociological lens of the concept of genocide. Following a recent trend in genocide studies, the […]