Archive for August, 2015

Abstract: This article examines the cultural identifications of doctors of French origin working for the colonial medical service in Algeria at the end of the nineteenth century. As representatives of the state, doctors were expected to uphold the gendered values of civilisation which underpinned the French Third Republic and its empire. Yet they also formed […]

Abstract: Soon after the settlement of Iceland in the late 9th and early 10th century, an extensive system of turf walls was erected and was functional for about 200 years. After its collapse in the 12th century, few if any walls were built until the late 18th century. The remnants of this Viking Age fence […]

From the introduction: As we set out to write our Call for Papers for this issue, we, the editors, were not certain about where to begin or head. We knew that we wanted Issue 4 of Feral Feminisms to engage with questions of the anti-colonial and/or decolonial and anti-racist scholarship of diasporic people of colour […]

Abstract: In French Polynesia and New Caledonia, the “indigenous strategy” in reference to the world indigenous movement and UN indigenous rights instruments is a relatively new one in the struggle to recover sovereignty. Individuals and volunteer associations only began to explore the possibilities of this strategy in the mid-1990s, and it continues to hold a […]

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Abstract: To date, the literature on Canadian Indigenous-state relations has paid little attention to more localized, informal approaches to dispute resolution. Through ethnographic research on the Mi’kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Tripartite Forum, my thesis explores past and current Tripartite Forum members’ perspectives on how it has impacted relations between the Mi’kmaq and federal and provincial governments. I […]

Abstract: This study used a walking tour to examine Filipino diasporic settler awareness of the structural violence that Kanaka ʻŌiwi endure in Hawaiʻi. Military infrastructures and hotels in Waikīkī evidence the Westphalian state that occupies indigenous commons, recruiting natives and immigrants to participate in the settler-colonial state as dehumanized subjects. Naming settler colonialism as a […]

Abstract: This thesis explores the rhetorical function of creative writing being written by queer/two-spirit identified indigenous authors. The rhetorical function being the way these stories politicize the various ways gender and sexuality were foundational tools of settler colonialism in de-tribalizing and assimilating indigenous folks. The literary perspective often elides politics in favor of deconstructing aspects […]

Abstract: While there is a growing interest regarding Brazil’s connection to the development of German nationalism, the topic of how Germans in Europe and Brazil related to slavery there remains mainly unexplored. This is startling, considering that Brazil was both the second-largest recipient of German immigrants and the largest slave-holding society in the world. This […]

Abstract: This article examines the implementation of Greenland’s self-government (commonly referred to as self-rule) through an analysis of the Greenland government in the first four years of the Greenland Self-Government Act (SGA). Greenland and its government are numerically dominated by the Inuit, one of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic. The article begins with an […]