Archive for March, 2018

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Abstract: How did marginalized and racialized ethnic immigrants transform themselves into active, armed colonial agents in nineteenth-century Western Canada? Approximately twenty Icelanders enlisted to fight Louis Riel’s forces during the North-West Resistance in 1885, just ten years following the arrival of Icelandic immigrants in present-day Manitoba. Forty more reportedly enlisted in an Icelandic-Canadian battalion to enforce […]

Abstract: This article confronts debates about extended and concentrated urbanization with Indigenous claims to time and space. It does so in part by discussing the degree to which notions of extended and concentrated urbanization allow us to understand the dynamics of pipeline politics in Canada, notably Indigenous claims leveled at infrastructure projects. It argues that Lefebvre-inspired […]

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Excerpt: South Africa has dismissed allegations its white farmers are “persecuted” after an Australian minister said they needed help from a “civilised” country. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said he was exploring giving South Africa’s white farmers access to fast-track visas on humanitarian grounds. The suggestion was made amid calls to transfer land ownership from white to black […]

Abstract: In February 2015, two Anishinaabe tribal members, Mushkoob Aubid and Autumn Martineau, passed away after car accidents in Northeastern Minnesota. Their bodies were slated to undergo autopsy, sparking opposition from their families on religious grounds. This sparked a struggle that pitted the families and tribal allies against state structures, in what led to the recovery […]

Abstract: The Australian colonies were popular destinations for mid- to late-nineteenth-century British travellers, celebrated for their modernity and their immense potential for British emigration. Mastering new nineteenth-century technologies of travel, British (and colonial) travellers flooded the antipodean settler colonies, and on return their travel accounts flooded the periodical press and book publishers. This essay considers the […]

Abstract: Australian history has been shaped by geography. The size of the continent, the physical and climatic diversity and the isolation from the other great land masses all impacted on the ancient indigenous culture and on the settlement patterns of the European colonists since the arrival of the British in 1788. Two features stand out. Much […]

Abstract: Reports by UN-affiliated institutions, human rights organizations, academic researchers, and individual community members, as well as Palestine’s Environment Quality Authority (EQA), point to the continuing transfer to the West Bank of hazardous wastes from inside Israel, and by illegal Israeli settlement industries operating in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Such transfers occur in contravention of […]

Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to argue, using the New Zealand context as reference, that heterogeneous societies with diverse cultures have an expanded space of possibilities for developing social innovations. Design/methodology/Approach: Incorporation of the cultural context is integral to finding innovative, collective solutions for mitigating complex social problems and sparking transformational social change. Empirical […]