Archive for August, 2014

The rappers said they belonged to Mazibuye African Forum, a group that advocates the reversal of black economic empowerment benefits for Indian people, Chinese and white women. Co-founder of the forum, Zweli Sangweni said he did not know whether the rappers were in fact members of the organisation, but argued that the song should not be taken […]

Circe Sturm, ‘RACE, SOVEREIGNTY, AND CIVIL RIGHTS: Understanding the Cherokee Freedmen Controversy’, Cultural Anthropology 29, 3 (2014). Despite a treaty in 1866 between the Cherokee Nation and the federal government granting them full tribal citizenship, Cherokee Freedmen—the descendants of African American slaves to the Cherokee, as well as of children born from unions between African […]

Vanessa Sloan Morgan and Heather Castleden, ‘Framing Indigenous–Settler Relations within British Columbia’s Modern Treaty Context: A Discourse Analysis of the Maa-nulth Treaty in Mainstream Media’, International Indigenous Policy Journal 5, 3 (2014). Media plays an integral role in (re)producing our social construction of reality. When viewed in light of Canada’s colonial legacy, media’s power has undoubtedly been implicated […]

Sara Safransky, ‘Greening the urban frontier: Race, property, and resettlement in Detroit’, Geoforum (Available online 16 August 2014). In 2014, approximately 100,000 lots lie “vacant” in Detroit after decades of industrial decline, white flight, and poverty. Planners and government officials have proposed to repurpose Detroit’s highest vacancy neighborhoods, deemed to have “no market value,” as […]

Darryl Leroux, ‘”A genealogist’s paradise”: France, Québec and the genealogics of race’, Ethnic and Racial Studies (Published online: 14 Aug 2014). Genealogy, or the study of one’s ancestral patri-lineage, has a long and esteemed pedigree in French Canadian and Québécois history. From Cyprien Tanguay’s late-nineteenth-century encyclopedias to René Jetté’s updated versions more than a century later, genealogy […]

Michael Morden, ‘Across the Barricades: Non-Indigenous Mobilization and Settler Colonialism in Canada’, Canadian Political Science Review 8, 1 (2014). Recently, a new body of scholarship on “settler colonialism” has emerged with the goal to analyze the non-Native dimension of Indigenous-settler relations, in Canada and other settler states. This paper will identify two shortcomings of the […]

Oliver Haag, ‘Racializing the social problem: reception of Samson and Delilah in Germany’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies (published online 8 August 2014). This article examines elements of German reception of the Aboriginal Australian film Samson and Delilah (2009). There is a discrepancy between the film’s recognition at the Cannes Film Festival and its […]

This special issue of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society takes as its focus the relationship between law and decolonization. Does the deconstruction of colonial institutions and practices such as law insinuate the eradication of the contemporary state-form as we know it? And if so, what does such a dismantling entail, and how might […]

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“It was a strange kind of artificial place,” says Michael Donoghue, author of Borderland on the Isthmus: Race, Culture, and the Struggle for the Canal Zone. His father travelled through the zone during World War Two, and compared it to “a small southern town transplanted into the middle of Central America”. […] English was predominantly […]

Settler Colonial Studies, Vol. 4, No. 4 (2014)  is now available on Taylor & Francis Online.  editorial Marcelo Svirsky, ‘The collaborative struggle and the permeability of settler colonialism’. articles Henry Reynolds, ‘Action and anxiety: the long history of settler protest about the nature of Australian colonization’. Simone Bignall, ‘The collaborative struggle for excolonialism’. Jennifer Newman, ‘Radical […]