Archive for November, 2015

Abstract: In 1994, South Africa became a democratic country and has since prided itself with having the most progressive constitution in the world. However, I argue that the post-apartheid nation-state is Afronormative and has become a site of regulation for social formations like race, gender, and sexuality. I coined the term Afronormativity, to examine how […]

Abstract: This chapter addresses the complex, historical, socio-political context of Native and Indigenous education within several national and regional contexts. Settler colonialism is particularly highlighted as a source of Native and Indigenous land dispossession, dehumanization, and disenfranchisement. Attention is devoted to the interplay between economic development, equity and human rights discourses in education, with a […]

Abstract: The Welcome to Country (WTC) ceremony and its twin, the Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners, have become prominent anti-racist rituals in the post-settler society of Australia. These rituals are rich in meaning. They are simultaneously emblems of colonisation and dispossession; of recognition and reconciliation; and a periodic focus of political posturing. This article analyses the […]

Abstract: This article argues that David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon relates two narratives, one of hospitality and one of the nation. Rather than corroborating each other, these narratives conflict. By emphasising the novel’s account of hospitality and the accommodation of the stranger, this article intervenes in readings of the novel as a national allegory. Rather than […]

Abstract: Italian decolonization has often been described as precocious, given Italy’s loss of effective control over its colonies as a result of military defeat in the Second World War. In Libya, however, the projects of agrarian ‘demographic colonization’ that became a showpiece of fascist colonialism continued until 1960 and created persistent tensions between Italy and […]

Description: In the summer of 1962, almost one million Europeans, Jews, and Muslim citizens were evacuated from Algeria, as nine million Algerians were about to celebrate its independence. France called these citizens Repatriates to hide their French Algerian origins, and to integrate them into Metropolitan society. This book is about how and why Repatriation remains […]

Description: Postcolonial literature about the South Seas, or Nanyang, examines the history of Chinese migration, localization, and interethnic exchange in Southeast Asia, where Sinophone settler cultures evolved independently by adapting to their “New World” and mingling with native cultures. Writing the South Seas explains why Nanyang encounters, neglected by most literary histories, should be considered […]

Abstract: Settler economies are characterised by abundant natural resources, but these are not homogeneous between countries. There is very little literature about the economic development of settler economies that identifies differences within the club in terms of natural resources. We look for differences in energy endowments in New Zealand and Uruguay considering coal and suitable […]

Abstract: In 2012, the Harper administration announced that it would be exploring voluntary legislation to introduce private property into First Nations reserves. Drawing on Marx’s theories of primitive accumulation and ground-rent, this paper argues that privatizing communally held land is an ontological and structural dispossession, serving the dual functions of intensifying existing capital accumulation through […]

Abstract: This essay explores the issue of Missing and Murdered Women (MMIW) in Canada from a perspective that problematizes not only the racializing and gendering of indigenous women, but the normative conception of the human ascribed to settler Canadians as well. By examining these processes as part of a greater juridical-biological constitution of ‘the human,’ […]