Archive for March, 2014

Matthew L. Basso, ‘Settler Societies, Open Societies, and Colonialism’, Reviews in American History 42, 1 (2014). A review essay on David Hackett Fisher’s Fairness and Freedom.

Laura Doyle, ‘Inter-Imperiality: Dialectics in a Postcolonial World History’, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 16, 2 (2014). This essay argues that recent scholarship in world history has accrued data calling for changed analytical models in postcolonial, Marxist and cultural studies. Documenting transcontinental interactions in ancient and medieval periods, scholars have rewritten longstanding narratives of […]

It’s called mazacoin, and the man who developed it, Payu Harris, wants to make it the official currency of the Lakota Nation, a semi-autonomous North American Indian reservation in South Dakota. Officially launched in February, its market cap of $3.3 million places it 20th among alternative currencies (there are more than 200 “alt-coins,” although most […]

Nationalism and Ethnic Politics Volume 20, Issue 1, 2014. Special Issue: The Politics of Indigenous Identity: National and Global Perspectives. Stephanie Lawson, ‘The Politics of Indigenous Identity: An Introductory Commentary’ Braden Hill, ‘Searching for Certainty in Purity: Indigenous Fundamentalism’ Dominic O’Sullivan, ‘Indigeneity, Ethnicity, and the State: Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand’ Katherine Smits, ‘The Neoliberal State and […]

Tim Rowse, ‘“Rooted in Demographic Reality”: The Contribution of New World Censuses to Indigenous Survival’, History and Anthropology 25, 2 (2014). One of the most powerful narratives deployed by colonists in the nineteenth century was that the colonized natives were inherently too weak to survive contact with those who were colonizing them—the Dying Native story. […]

Clint Carroll, ‘Native enclosures: Tribal national parks and the progressive politics of environmental stewardship in Indian Country’, Geoforum 53 (2014). This article discusses the recent proliferation of North American Indigenous conservation efforts in the form of tribal national parks. To varying degrees, tribal parks offer alternative perspectives to conservation studies by accounting for land-based epistemologies […]

Gustav Muller, ‘The legal-historical context of urban forced evictions in South Africa’, Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History 19, 2 (2013). The aim of this article is to place forced evictions in their legal-historical context by analysing the rural and urban land tenure measures used during apartheid to limit the nature and duration of […]