Archive for March, 2020

Description: From 1870 until 1914, almost one-quarter of the population of Iceland migrated to North America. The Viking Immigrants examines how the distinctive culture that emerged in Icelandic North American communities – from food and fashion to ghost stories and Viking parades – sheds light on a century and a half of change and adaptation. Through an […]

Abstract: This article makes a case for reviewing Japanese colonial rule in Korea through the lens of settler colonialism, arguing that Japanese settlers and colonial officials used public works projects to reshape Korean land-scapes into settler colonial spaces in the name of cultivating Japanese claims to ownership of Korean territory and displacing Korean inhabitants. Together, […]

Abstract: A neoliberal paradigm has shaped Australian Government Indigenous policy over the last twenty-five years. Neoliberal policy proscriptions are one part of a wider dialectic of domination that shapes indigenous/settler relations within Australia. This dialectic includes hegemonic processes of social and material domination, resulting in the imposition of a narrative that focuses on ‘responsibility’, imposes […]

Abstract: The Civil War era’s debates over citizenship are conventionally understood as having revolved around the status of emancipated African Americans. But they were also rooted in decades of US policy with regard to Native Americans. In Indian Country, citizenship’s intended purpose was to dissolve Native political sovereignty and to make Indian lands available for […]

Description: The fields of settler colonial, decolonial, and postcolonial studies, as well as Critical Animal Studies are growing rapidly, but how do the implications of these endeavours intersect? Colonialism and Animality: Anti-Colonial Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies explores some of the ways that the oppression of Indigenous persons and more-than-human animals are interconnected. Composed of 12 chapters […]

Abstract: The frames that get put around “the climate crisis” (whether as imminent disaster or explanation for ongoing disasters) reflect how human relations and histories have been and are configured—and what (and who) is constituted as relevant, expert, and newsworthy in efforts to address such a crisis. The dominant ways of talking about and reporting […]

Abstract: The Two Row Wampum is held up to inspire relationships between Indigenous and nonIndigenous peoples in Canada that are rooted in respect and responsibility. However, Indigenous-non-Indigenous relations have been characterized by the deracination of Indigenous relational self-determination. In this dissertation, I juxtapose settler colonial representations (circa 2012) with Indigenous stories of Indigenous-non-Indigenous relationships. I […]

Abstract: This study examines the growth of a progressive religious Muslim activism among Palestinian women in Israel and the challenges it poses to the religious patriarchy and colonial power structures. Based on semistructured interviews with a religious feminist organization’s activists, the study revealed that feminist Islamic activism addresses an alliance between state officials and patriarchal–religious […]

Abstract: This book review is a close reading of three book-length works by key, contemporary scholars in the field of settler colonial studies: Walter Mignolo and Catherine Walsh’s On Decoloniality; Adam Dahl’s The Empire of the People; and Emma Battell Lowman and Adam Barker’s Settler: Identity and Colonialism in 21st Century Canada. This review provides […]

Abstract: Canada’s pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale brought together multiple contemporary Indigenous architects, who collaborated to emphasize the collective values of Indigenous peoples, demonstrate the artificial nature of colonial borders and remind visitors of the importance of Indigenous voices in shaping a future that respects and celebrates the land.