Archive for May, 2014

Lucas Bessire, ‘The Rise of Indigenous Hypermarginality: Native Culture as a Neoliberal Politics of Life’, Current Anthropology 55, 3 (2014). Scholars have suggested that the current era of indigenous citizenship in Latin America is characterized by a postmulticultural political order that effectively reverses the historical marginality of native populations in the region. This conception, however, minimizes the […]

Nicole Gombay, ‘”Poaching” – What’s in a name? Debates about law, property, and protection in the context of settler colonialism’, Geoforum 55 (August 2014). Framed within debates about political ontology, this paper explores how, in a settler colonial context, state-governed wildlife management reflects a complex set of assumptions and power relations that structure understandings and enactments […]

Rauna Kuokkanena, ‘Gendered Violence and Politics in Indigenous Communities: THE CASES OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLE IN CANADA AND THE SÁMI IN SCANDINAVIA’, International Feminist Journal of Politics (Published online 20 May 2014). This article examines the depoliticization of violence against women in indigenous communities. It argues that there is a pressing need to examine the ways in […]

Vasilis Grollios, ‘Philosophy of history and philosophical anthropology in J.S. Mill’s views on colonialism’, Journal of Political Ideologies (Published online: 20 May 2014). The article aims to bring to light the philosophical background of J.S. Mill’s views of colonialism. His philosophy of history and his philosophical anthropology are strongly connected to his theory of democracy in […]

John Gledhill, ‘Indigenous Autonomy, Delinquent States, and the Limits of Resistance’, History and Anthropology (2014). This paper focuses on struggles by Mexican indigenous communities to defend their patrimony and guarantee their own security in an environment dominated by the parallel power of organized crime, paramilitary violence, impunity, and a neo-extractivist economy. After reviewing the relationships between the […]

Katherine Fobear, ‘Queer Settlers: Questioning Settler Colonialism in LGBT Asylum Processes in Canada’, Refuge 30, 1 (2014). Refugee and forced migration studies have focused primarily on the refugees’ countries of origin and the causes for migration. Yet it is also important to also critically investi- gate the processes, discourses, and structures of settlement in the […]

Jean Dennison, ‘Whitewashing Indigenous Oklahoma and Chicano Arizona: 21st-Century Legal Mechanisms of Settlement’, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 37, 1 (2014). This article interrogates the various tactics settler colonial legal systems use in establishing and entrenching authority over territories. By comparing a recent Osage Nation reservation court case with Arizona House Bill (HB) 2281, enacted into […]

Daniel Huizenga, ‘Documenting “Community” in the ≠khomani San Land Claim in South Africa’, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review 37, 1 (2014). In this article I explore how documents created in support of ≠khomani San land claimants, located in the southern Kalahari Desert, represent a specific way of knowing that contributes to a socio-legal construction of “community.” […]

Transgressing Racial Boundaries, 1857 to the Present Day Institute for Humanities in Africa University of Cape Town 28-29 November 2014 For a long time imperial historians writing on relationships that transgressed racial boundaries wrote almost exclusively of sex. More recently this work has started to open onto wider concerns, framed around the family, intimacy, emotions […]

Eiichiro Azuma, ‘Japanese Immigrant Settler Colonialism in the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands and the U.S. Racial-Imperialist Politics of the Hemispheric “Yellow Peril”’, Pacific Historical Review 83, 2 (2014). The scholarship on the “Yellow Peril” looks at Japanese immigrants (Issei) as an object of anti-Asian racialization in domestic politics or as a distraction in U.S.-Japanese bilateral diplomacy. Seldom do historians […]