Archive for April, 2015

Abstract: A recent article published by the Wadi-Hilweh Information Center of Silwan described the arrest of a four-year-old Palestinian child, Mohammad, from the Al-Sa’dyeh neighborhood of Occupied East Jerusalem. In the early hours of Thursday, 28 November, a large military force broke into the Al-Majed family home. Waking his parents from sleep, the soldiers demanded […]


Abstract: In 1939 an Australian anthropologist, W.E.H Stanner, believed that the nation needed to examine the question of biological and cultural preservation of the Aboriginal peoples. In an attempt to address the issue a range of proposals were suggested, most concentrating on the provision of adequate nutrition, proper medical supervision, good conditions of employment, appropriately […]


Abstract: This research is part of an initiative by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) on ‘transregional inter-Asian connections and contexts that aims at recoceptualizing and rethinking Asia, in order to go beyond the territorial and conceptual fixities of area studies that divide the region into East, West, South, Southeast’, and which moreover exceptionalizes one […]


Abstract: In the first half of the nineteenth century the writings of the great naturalist Alexander von Humboldt began to propel European artists to travel to all corners of the globe. Humboldt would also inspire another young traveller, Charles Darwin, whose revolutionary theory of evolution would come to overturn the concept of a divine universal […]


Excerpt: The close relationship that once existed between these far-flung outposts of European empire has largely been forgotten, yet in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries New Caledonia loomed large in Australian preoccupations and imagination. The links between these two imperial colonies were much stronger than we might realise today: a web of interdependent commercial […]


Excerpt: The view expressed by Tony Abbott (Prime Minister and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs), that taxpayers shouldn’t be expected to fund the “lifestyle choices” of Aboriginal people living in remote regions in support of Colin Barnett’s (West Australian Premier) decision to close 150 remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia reflects the repetition of the colonial project […]


Abstract: The struggle for Native American voting rights has lasted more than two centuries. Although the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act granted citizenship to indigenous peoples born within the geographic boundaries of the United States, it did not ensure the right to vote. Because the Constitution gives states the power to determine the “times, places, and […]


Abstract: Background. In recent decades many indigenous communities, policy makers and researchers worldwide have criticized the academic community for not being aware of the specific challenges these communities have faced and still are facing with regard to research. One result of the decades of discourse in indigenous communities is the development in many Western countries […]


Excerpt: For students of settler colonialism in the modern era, Africa and America represent two polar opposites. Africa is the continent where settler colonialism has been defeated; America is where settler colonialism triumphed. My interest in this essay is the American discourse on the making of America. My ambition is to do this from an […]