Archive for December, 2016

Abstract: This chapter argues that the self-determining status of Indigenous peoples represents a challenge to claims of Canadian sovereignty. This challenge troubles the settler state’s dream of maintaining conditions of territorial integrity and economic security. Accordingly, the settler state seeks to identify and manage Indigenous peoples and their activities that are perceived to contradict its […]


Abstract: Inspired by Indigenous water and land protectors in Standing Rock (ND) and Muskrat Falls (NL), as well as her new identity as soon-to-be ‘parent’, the editor suggests that issues of activism and identity are intertwined in the ways in which the political and academic lives of new scholars are developed during their training in […]


Description: Against Wind and Tide tells the story of African American’s battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816 with the intention to return free blacks to its colony Liberia. Although ACS members considered free black colonization in Africa a benevolent enterprise, most black leaders rejected the ACS, fearing that the organization sought forced […]


Abstract: In 1928 Paul Knaplund, a historian at the University of Wisconsin, published a three-page article, ‘James Stephen on a white Australia’, consisting mainly of excerpts from two minutes written by Stephen in December 1841 and September 1843, that he found in the Public Records Office (now the National Archives) in London. Stephen, as permanent […]


Description: This book argues that in a globalising world in which nation-states have to manage population flows and intensifying cultural diversity within their borders, multicultural policy and approaches have never been more important. The author takes an extended case study approach, examining Australia’s experiments with pragmatic forms of multiculturalism and multicultural policy since the early […]


Call for Paper Proposals for a 5 panel section co-chaired by Dr. Elian Weizman and Dr. Sharri Plonski: “Unravelling Contemporary Settler-Colonial Relations: Realities, Knowledge and Decolonisation” at the 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations: “The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises”, Barcelona, September 2017. DEADLINE: 10 February 2017 In the field of […]


Abstract: This paper traces how scientific research on wheat (Triticum) worked to establish Palestine as a region sought for colonization. Recent work in geography has refined our understanding of agricultural expansion as an outcome of colonization, however, this work leaves the place-making capacity of agricultural research largely unexplored. My claim is that rather than a […]


Abstract: Maps are considered to be an ultimate expression of modernity. Empirical cartography plays a central role in daily governance, and it also has a long history of furthering displacement and erasure. In this article I argue that the landscapes of historic British colonialism and the ongoing Israeli occupation influence the digital maps made by […]


Abstract: This essay analyzes Aboriginal and settler landscapes within what became the Treaty #3 area of northwestern Ontario, during the late nineteenth century and after, and the tensions that exist between those landscapes. The Aboriginal landscape served the First Nations within their local framework but also included the international network of the fur trade. The […]


Abstract: The reorientation of federal state policy on Canada’s relation to Indigenous peoples that occurred in the years 1969-1974, although heralded as progressive, inaugurated not so much an age of liberation, restititution, and reconciliation as a bureaucratic and institutional framework for perpetuating settler-colonial processes of dispossession and assimilation. This was a period of intense struggle […]