Archive for July, 2014

Amanda Nettelbeck, ‘“On the Side of Law and Order”: Indigenous aides to the mounted police on the settler frontiers of Australia and Canada’, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 15, 2 (2014).  The history of colonial policing has received considerable scholarly attention in terms of its function to extend and consolidate the legal jurisdiction of British […]

Daniel Stewart, ‘Indigenous people as equals?’, Legaldate 26 3 (2014). As the founding document of the nation, the Australian Constitution should, at a minimum, recognise Indigenous people as the first people of the continent. This article argues that Parliament’s cross-party support for a referendum on constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples provides a timely opportunity for creating both […]

Jordana Rosenberg and Chi-ming Yang, ‘The Dispossessed Eighteenth Century’, The Eighteenth Century 55, 2-3 (2014). This Introduction to our special journal issue is organized around the concept and lived history of dispossession. Its immediate occasion is provoked as much by our current, post-2008 economic crisis as by the legacy of domestic and imperial enclosures in the British […]

Rachel Busbridge, ‘On haunted geography: Writing Nation and Contesting Claims in the Ghost Village of Lifta’, Interventions (Published online 11 Jul 2014). This essay explores the case of Lifta, a ‘ghost village’ located just outside of Jerusalem which has recently emerged as a poignant site of Israeli–Palestinian national contestation. The last remaining depopulated village from the 1948 […]

Andrew Gunstone, ‘Indigenous Stolen Wages and Campaigns for Reparations in Victoria’, Indigenous Law Bulletin 12, 8 (2013). During most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Australian governments developed a number of practices that ensured they  and their agencies controlled the wages, savings and benefits of Indigenous people. Today, these practices are known as the stolen wages […]

Samantha Jeffries and Philip Stenning, ‘Sentencing, Aboriginal Offenders: Law, Policy, and Practice in Three Countries’, Journal Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice/La Revue canadienne de criminologie et de justice pénale 56, 4 (2014). The statistical “over-representation” of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice systems (especially prisons) of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand is not disputed. Sentencing […]

Georgine Clarsen, ‘Pedaling Power: Bicycles, Subjectivities and Landscapes in a Settler Colonial Society’, Mobilities (Published online: 08 Jul 2014). Mobilities across contested terrains are key to the formation of settler societies. This paper explores how safety bicycles were drawn into the Australian settler project at the turn of the twentieth century, just as the six independent colonies […]

Edward Cavanagh, Review of The promise of land: undoing a century of dispossession in South Africa, in Social Dynamics (Published online: 07 Jul 2014). As it does in the wider scholarship on land reform, along with policy documents and variously coloured ANC “papers” on land reform, talk of “colonialism” and “dispossession” (etc.) emerges so oddly and inconsistently in […]

Tom Lynch, ‘“Nothing but land”: Women’s Narratives, Gardens, and the Settler-Colonial Imaginary in the US West and Australian Outback’, Western American Literature 48, 4 (2014). This essay applies ecocriticism, informed by a transnational, settler-colonial theory, to a comparative analysis of texts by three US and three Australian women authors. Through an examination of both “wild” and domestic landscapes, […]

Mark Mazower, ‘The End of Eurocentrism’, Critical Inquiry 40, 4 (2014).  bit in lieu of abstract: From one viewpoint, the years from 1945 to 1948 can be seen as a story about European reconstruction; from another, they emerge as the opening chapter of decolonization. Putting these two stories together raises the question of how Europe’s relations with […]