Archive for March, 2016

Abstract: During the 1880s there was fierce debate in colonial Australia and throughout the English-speaking world about the functioning of increasingly democratic societies and especially who, in terms of race, class and gender, was qualified to participate in the political process. In this formative period of what later became known as the “White Australia policy”, […]

Excerpt: As Lawrence Buell has observed, the pastoral, which in the ‘old’ worlds of Europe was a type of symbolic allegory not expected to be taken literally, became in Europe’s ‘new’ worlds of settler colonialism, such as the United States and Australia, ‘a vehicle of national self-definition’ as well as a template for the construction […]

Excerpt: Richard White is a historian, not a mad scientist. Yet the career of one of his most celebrated works, The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650–1815 (1991), is rather like the story of Victor Frankenstein and his monster. The book’s arrival was an electric moment, thanks to its […]

Abstract: By asserting the realities of settler coloniality in the evolution of southwestern Mindanao as a frontier space, this paper addresses a phenomenon consistently disavowed in mainstream historiographical accounts of the region. It raises three other broad concerns. First, that while resources, territory, and population are factors that figure centrally in the political economy of […]

Abstract: This article examines the existing literature surrounding Percy Reginald Stephensen (1901–1965). ‘Inky’ to his friends, Stephensen was a prominent yet complex and ostensibly contradictory figure of the Australian literary, cultural and political landscape of the 1930s and early 1940s. In an attempt to overcome what this article presents as the persistent sense of analytical […]

Abstract: This text is centered on how Indigenous foodways, specifically those of Anishinaabe people from the Treaty 3 territory in northwestern Ontario, cultivate an embodied self-determination from nourishing our bodies, minds and spirits to cultivating our kinship relations, to renewing our political economies and governance structures. Specifically, I bring place-based Anishinaabe knowledge and experiences into […]

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Abstract: Understanding settler colonialism as an ongoing structure rather than a past historical event serves as the basis for an historically grounded and inclusive analysis of U.S. race and gender formation. The settler goal of seizing and establishing property rights over land and resources required the removal of indigenes, which was accomplished by various forms […]

Abstract: By looking into the case of Palestine, this article has two goals: the first is to provide philosophical scaffolding to the theme of resistance in settler colonial theory, and in so doing to argue that resistance need to be regarded as part of the structure in settler social formations. Secondly, the article rereads ‘the […]

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