Archive for March, 2019

Description: This book examines the British government’s response to the ‘superfluous women problem’, and concerns about post-war unemployment more generally, by creating a migration society that was tasked with reducing the number of single women at home through overseas migration.  The Society for the Oversea Settlement of British Women (SOSBW) was created in 1919 to […]

Abstract: This article places Frederick Jackson Turner’s theory of the frontier into conversation with John Locke’s thinking about individualism and colonial America in order to examine what Percival Everett’s representations of the frontier in his Western novels tell us about familiar claims of manifest destiny and American identity.

Abstract: This chapter establishes a transpacific epistemological connection through the exploration of often surprising parallels that exist between Indigenous peoples of Australia and those of Mexico and Central America. An insider, Indigenous knowledge’s framework for understanding and theorising the phenomenon, recognised and named by the people themselves as la Bestia, reveals the redundancy of modernist, […]

Abstract: During the 19th century, the U.S. government took ownership of Dakota homelands in Minnesota and the Dakota Territory, leading to increasingly violent conflicts and decades of war. Military and militia forts were built at the physical boundaries of contested space to push “hostiles” west and to protect European American settlers. Fort Wadsworth, constructed in […]

Abstract: Approaching urban social conflicts in Brazil and in Palestine/Israel in terms of settler colonial theory allows the identification of the historical racist structures involved in the violent pacification of racialized native populations. Settler colonialism does not end with the declaration of independence but persists in the postcolonial context through the constant expropriation, extermination, confinement, and […]

Abstract: This essay considers two land disputes that took place in the first decade of U.S. rule in the Philippines and that reached the U.S. Supreme Court: Cariño v. Insular Government (1909) and Reavis v. Fianza (1909). In arguing their cases, litigants were forced to reckon with the property rights regime of the former Spanish […]

Abstract: The mass public uprisings in Bahrain on 14 February 2011 was another episode of the long-standing political strife that has been observed in the country since the early 20th century. This study highlights one of the sources of group identity that shapes part of the political dynamics in Bahrain that has so far received little […]

Excerpt: The decolonial, we contend, is an affi rmative refusal of white supremacy, anti-blackness, the settler colonial state, and a racialised political economy of containment, displacement and violence.

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Abstract: Afrikaner immigration to German East Africa before the First World War was a bellwether for further white settlement, providing Afrikaners escape from British rule following the South African War. Settled primarily around Mt. Meru, Afrikaner immigration expedited the enclosing of the landscape, the displacement of African agro-pastoralists, and curtailment of their rights to land, […]