Archive for June, 2013

Fred Hendricks, Lungisile Ntsebeza and Kirk Helliker (eds), The Promise of Land: Undoing a Century Of Dispossession in South Africa (Johannesburg: Jacana Press, 2013). The starting point for this book is that the current land reform policies in the country fail to take this colonial context of division and exclusion into account. As a result, […]

Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 15, 2 (2013), Special Issue: Indigeneity and Performance: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Helen Gilbert, ‘INDIGENEITY AND PERFORMANCE’. Jacqueline Shea Murphy, ‘CLEARING THE PATH: Contemporary Dance, Indigenous Methodologies and Michelle Olson’s Evening in Paris’. Helen Gilbert, ‘INDIGENEITY, TIME AND THE COSMOPOLITICS OF POSTCOLONIAL BELONGING IN THE ATOMIC AGE’. Therese Davis & Romaine Moreton, […]

Axel Stähler, ‘Constructions of Jewish Identity and the Spectre of Colonialism: Of White Skin and Black Masks in Early Zionist Discourse’, German Life and Letters 66, 3 (2013). Early Zionist discourse was ripe with constructions of a new Jewish identity. Discussing responses to the so-called Uganda plan of 1903–5 and notions of Jewish colonisation in […]

Swinburne Institute for Social Research Democracy & Justice – Special Seminar Wednesday, 17 July, 13:00-15:00, BA912 (Hawthorn Campus) ‘Comparative Contemporary Frontiers’ Alex Young and Timothy Neale Two brief papers followed by discussion Discussant: Lorenzo Veracini ‘“Are Mexicans Indigenous?” Settler Colonialism as A Paradigm for The Study of The U.S.-Mexico Borderlands’, Alex Young, University of Southern […]

Sarah Maddison, ‘Indigenous identity, ‘authenticity’ and the structural violence of settler colonialism’, Identities (iFirst 2013). In many ways, the structural violence of settler colonialism continues to dominate the lived experience of Indigenous populations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in contemporary Australia. One aspect of this structural violence concerns the regulation of Indigenous identity, […]

Rebe Taylor, ‘Genocide, Extinction and Aboriginal Self-determination in Tasmanian Historiography’, History Compass 11, 6 (2013). The principal aim of this article is to survey the long and complex relationship between the ideas of genocide and extinction as they apply to Tasmanian historiography from the colonial period to the present moment. In so, doing this essay […]

Lorraine Weir, ‘“Time Immemorial” and Indigenous Rights: A Genealogy and Three Case Studies (Calder, Van der Peet, Tsilhqot’in) from British Columbia’, Journal of Historical Sociology (advanced edition 2013). “Time immemorial” has operated as a legal fiction in the discourse of colonization, performing a genealogical function in the construction of “antiquity” and “legal memory” in English […]

Michelle R. Sizemore, ‘When are the People?: Temporality, Popular Sovereignty, and the U.S. Settler State’, South Central Review 30, 1, (2013). This essay examines the subject of anti-imperialism through the lens of settler postcolonial studies, an approach that immediately confounds sure distinctions between pro- and anti- imperialism. In the mid-1790s, during the Whiskey Rebellion, farmers in western […]

Alex Trimble Young, ‘Settler Sovereignty and the Rhizomatic West, or, The Significance of the Frontier in Postwestern Studies’, Western American Literature 48, 1 & 2 (2013). Contemporary “postwestern” literary scholarship has largely turned away from frontier historiography toward a “critical regionalist” approach in its efforts to move western literary studies away from familiar national paradigms. […]

Edward Cavanagh, ‘The History of Dispossession at Orania and the Politics of Land Restitution in South Africa’, Journal of Southern African Studies 39, 2 (2013). This article takes for its subject a small piece of land on the southern banks of the middle Orange River, which has been known in the last few decades as […]