Archive for April, 2013

Iyko Day, ‘Tseng Kwong Chi and the Eugenic Landscape’, American Quarterly 65, 1 (2013) My essay examines Tseng Kwong Chi’s photographs of US and Canadian landscapes as a queer parody of the Western conventions associated with landscape art of the early twentieth century. Exploring the influence of Ansel Adams, Gutzon Borglum, and the Canadian Group […]

Sam Moyo & Walter Chambati (ed.), Land and Agrarian Reform in Zimbabwe: Beyond White-Settler Capitalism (Dakar, CODESRIA & AIAS, 2013). This book is a product of CODESRIA National Working Group on Zimbabwe The Fast Track Land Reform Programme implemented during the 2000s in Zimbabwe represents the only instance of radical redistributive land reforms since the […]

Chris Cunneen, ‘Colonial Processes, Indigenous Peoples, and Criminal Justice Systems’, in M. Tonry and S. Bucerius (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration (New York: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming). This chapter considers the interaction between colonial processes, Indigenous peoples and criminal justice systems. The commonalities in the experiences of Indigenous peoples in white […]

Kathryn Fort, ‘The Vanishing Indian Returns: Tribes, Popular Originalism, and the Supreme Court’, St. Louis University Law Journal 57, 297 (2013). Writing history is perilously tricky, weighing narratives, presenting facts, and making stories. This is particularly true when the history directly affects the legal rights of a present-day community. When the Supreme Court of the […]

Edward Cavanagh, Settler Colonialism and Land Rights in South Africa: Possession and Dispossession on the Orange River (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Layers of dispossession and disruption are definitive of South African history. Bouncing from Griqua Philippolis (1824–1862) to Afrikaner Orania (1990–2013), this book shows how land rights are prioritised in pre-apartheid and post-apartheid contexts. The result is […]

Martin J. Wiener, ‘The Idea of “Colonial Legacy” and the Historiography of Empire’, Journal of The Historical Society 13, 1 (2013). bit in lieu of abstract: During the last half-century of the British Empire, few historians outside the political Left expressed concern about how British rule would be judged by future generations. To most scholars, at least […]

C. Richard King, Unsettling America: The Uses of Indianness in the 21st Century (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013). Unsettling America explores the cultural politics of Indianness in the 21st century. It concerns itself with representations of Native Americans in popular culture, the news media, and political debate and the ways in which American Indians have interpreted, […]

Joyce Dalsheim, ‘Anachronism and Morality: Israeli Settlement, Palestinian Nationalism, and Human Liberation’, Theory, Culture & Society (2013). This article is concerned with how the idea of anachronism can interfere with our thinking about social justice, peace, and human liberation. In the case of Israel/Palestine the idea of anachronism is deployed among liberals, progressives and radical […]

Forrest Wade Young, ‘Rapa Nui’, Contemporary Pacific 25, 1 (2013). Bit in lieu of abstract: “¡Fuera la Schiess! ¡Fuera! ¡Fuera Platovsky! ¡Fuera! ¡Fuera Chilenos! ¡Fuera! ¿Cuándo Immigracion? ¡Ahora! ¡Horo te henua! ¡Horo te henua! ¡Horo te vaikava! ¡Horo te vaikava!” (Get out Schiess [family]! Get out! Get out Platovsky! Get out! Get out Chileans! Get out! […]

Gregory Ablavsky, ‘The Savage Constitution’, Duke Law Journal (Forthcoming 2013). Conventional histories of the Constitution largely omit Natives. This Article challenges this absence and argues that Indian affairs played a key role in the Constitution’s creation, drafting, and ratification. It traces two constitutional narratives about Indians: a “Madisonian” and a “Hamiltonian” perspective. Both views arose […]