Archive for September, 2015

Abstract: Drawing from reports and documentation published by Israeli and Palestinian human rights and children’s rights organizations, and establishing the analyses from the voices and stories of Palestinian children suffering from politically motivated abuses, the present paper examines child abuse in settler colonial contexts. Through the analyses of the various voices, narratives, and reports, the […]

Abstract: This essay conceptualizes the post-1848 South Texas borderlands through the internal colonial model. South Texas Mexicans, rather than being the passive victims of domination by a colonial power, actively negotiated their places within the South Texas internal colony, similar to colonized peoples in formal colonial settings throughout world history.

Abstract: This paper probes the crossroads between the realities of life and the ambitions of the early Soviet regime in one corner of its vast countryside. As a test case, I explore the meeting of organized agrarianization of Jews from the former Pale of Settlement with the mechanisms of Soviet power in the geographical and […]

Abstract: This essay presents empirical material from a research project examining cultural ties between France and Québec. In particular, I turn to an exhibit developed in western France in 2004 and eventually displayed four years later during the commemorative events marking Québec’s 400th anniversary. By employing an analytical framework at the intersection of historical geography […]

Abstract: Lacrosse has long been considered Canada’s national sport and, beginning in the latter half of the nineteenth century, became tied to the nationalist ambitions that sought to promote a national identity through the ‘creation’ of a uniquely Canadian game. Popular in the decades prior to the turn of the twentieth century, lacrosse in Alberta […]

Abstract: In this thesis I examine how settler colonialism shapes child welfare (dis)placements. I use the term (dis)placement as a point of departure to understand the historical connection between the child welfare and residential school systems. Indigenous youth collaborators, who recently exited the child welfare system, contributed to this research through arts and storytelling. Their […]

Abstract: How do migrant colonists and indigenous populations differ in their land and labor allocation in the Amazon, and what does this imply for their income levels/livelihoods and the environment? We address this by analyzing patterns of on- and off-farm employment of rural populations, both mestizo and indigenous, in the Ecuadorian Amazon. We use data […]

Abstract: Disaster is a fruitful field of study for Native scholarship – and Indigenous Studies for disaster scholarship – because it happens in the medium of land, water and air, which is the original medium of oppression, or colonization, for Native people. Using a framework ‘beyond disaster exceptionalism’, this article examines recent changes in US […]

Abstract: Some internationally minded liberal intellectual men in Melbourne and Sydney in the 1920s and 1930s became obsessed with the Pacific, viewing its peoples as instructive and appealing, even as possible guides for solving Australia’s population problems. I follow three of them—Frederic W. Eggleston, Stephen H. Roberts, and Adolphus P. Elkin—as they read the lessons […]

Abstract: This article uses the concept of settler-colonialism to revisit the work of Nova Scotian writer T.C. Haliburton in its cultural and political context and to argue for his continuing relevance for students of colonialism and postcolonialism. Haliburton’s The Clockmaker exposes the synchronic existence of parallel cultural geographies in the first half of the 19th […]