Archive for May, 2013

A Response to A. B. Yehoshua, by Lorenzo Veracini: Yehoshua wants to define Zionism ‘realistically’ (‘Defining Zionism: The Belief that Israel Belongs to the Entire Jewish People’, Haaretz, 21/05/13). ‘Realistically’, which appears in the subtitle and in the text, is key: different positions – all other opinions in a multifarious debate in fact, those located to […]

American Indian Culture and Research Journal 37, 2 (2013). The Settler Complex. Guest editor: Patrick Wolfe. The Settler Complex: An Introduction. Patrick Wolfe. What Is Settler Colonialism? (for Leo Delano Ames Jr.). Maya Mikdashi. “Aloha ‘Oe”: Settler-Colonial Nostalgia and the Genealogy of a Love Song. Adria L. Imada. All the Eagles and the Ravens in […]

Marcus Banks, ‘Post-Authenticity: Dilemmas of Identity in the 20th and 21st Centuries’, Anthropological Quarterly 86, 2 (2013). This article draws upon some recent repatriation claims for Tasmanian human remains in British and European museums to examine debates concerning the authenticity of identity in the 21st century, and to reflect on the construction and representation of […]

Seif Da’Na, ‘Israel’s Settler-Colonial Water Regime: The Second Contradiction of Zionism’, Holy Land Studies 12, 1 (2013). This paper questions the ecological sustainability of the Zionist colonial scheme in Palestine. It outlines an ecologically-based narrative of the Arab-Israeli struggle by juxtaposing colonial Zionism and ecological Zionism to re-narrate the Arab-Israeli conflict using a recent interpretive […]

Massacres in Old and New Worlds: Special Issue of the Journal of Genocide Research 15, 2 (2013).

The town is the latest addition to a vast network of such communities in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China’s biggest province by land area and also its most ethnically troubled. Neighbouring Tibet has long been roiled by ethnic tension, too, but rarely has it witnessed the kind of violence that has troubled Xinjiang: a […]

Seminar and launch in Ottawa on Thursday 6 June.

Our black brothers and sisters drive nice cars and live in nice houses and we are lower down the scale. We want to be equal with them. ‘Don’t Call Us Coloureds’, Times Live.

American Indian Quarterly 37, 1-2, Special Issue: Native Adoption in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia (Winter/Spring 2013), ed. Margaret D. Jacobs. Special Issue Introduction: The Politics of History and the History of Politics(pp. 129-135). Laura Briggs and Karen Dubinsky Remembering the “Forgotten Child”: The American Indian Child Welfare Crisis of the 1960s and […]

The interloper is the harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis), one of the world’s most invasive insects. From its homelands in central Asia, H. axyridis was introduced to Europe and North America to control aphids. Since then, however, it has become a serious pest that has put native ladybird species under threat by outcompeting or even eating […]