Archive for August, 2018

Abstract: Canada, along with other settler-colonial nations such as the United States, New Zealand and Australia, was not an original signatory of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Even when Canada became a so-called “full supporter of the declaration” in 2016,1 Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould said that in retrospect adopting UNDRIP as Canadian […]


Abstract: The ethnic rivalry between the British and the Boers is one of the major narratives of South African and British imperial history. This chapter talks about the ‘Cape Dutch’ and De Zuid-Afrikaan does not intend to uproot this traditional narrative completely, but rather to interrogate and problematise it. In the cases of the Cape Dutch […]


Description: With an eye to recovering the experiences of those in frontier zones of contact, Savage worlds maps a wide range of different encounters between Germans and non-European indigenous peoples in the age of high imperialism. Examining outbreaks of radical violence as well as instances of mutual co-operation, it examines the differing goals and experiences of […]


Description: Snowshoe Country is an environmental and cultural history of winter in the colonial Northeast, closely examining indigenous and settler knowledge of snow, ice, and life in the cold. Indigenous communities in this region were more knowledgeable about the cold than European newcomers from temperate climates, and English settlers were especially slow to adapt. To keep […]


Abstract: The purpose of this study was to analyze the extent to which the ‘thrifty gene hypothesis’ remains embedded within regimes of Canadian health care. The thrifty gene hypothesis, formulated by the American geneticist and travelling scientist James V. Neel in 1962, proposed that Indigenous peoples were genetically predisposed to Type 2 diabetes due to the […]


Abstract: In rural societies, equity in land is key to women’s position, much as wage labor is in urban, industrial society. Access to productive property is especially important to women in marginalized, subjugated, or newly arrived racial-ethnic groups. The ownership of land shapes the resources that women and men can differentially obtain, control, and utilize. Native […]


Abstract: This chapter offers a ‘contrapuntal’ reading of Australian prisons as exclusive sites of settler colonial repression. We refer to transcripts from 2016 to 2017 Royal Commission into Child Protection and Youth Detention in the Northern Territory to reveal how the brutal treatment of Indigenous children in prisons is part of the same continuum of racism […]


Abstract: Enemies in the Aisles is a study of the politics of Israeli-Palestinian market encounter in Israeli businesses in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. It shows how these market encounters partially depoliticize Israeli-Palestinian relations and thus normalize Israeli settler colonization, but also how political antagonisms crop up in the marketplace to render this normalization partial […]


Abstract: British royal tours to the empire’s settler dominions of Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand reached their zenith in the early- to mid-twentieth century during a period of wilful amnesia and lack of engagement with the legacies of violence and dispossession brought about by colonial rule. This afterword considers royal tours in the light […]


Abstract: Over the last three decades New Zealand has undertaken a comprehensive state‐sponsored review of the impact of colonisation on Māori, its indigenous population. This has been the country’s leaders exercise in public history, one where historians have worked both to provide evidence for the Waitangi Tribunal, a commission of enquiry which investigates claims against the […]