Archive for October, 2020

Description: As modern versions of the settler nation took root in twentieth-century Canada, beauty became a business. But beauty pageants were more than just frivolous spectacles. Queen of the Maple Leaf deftly uncovers how colonial power operated within the pageant circuit. In this astute critical investigation, Patrizia Gentile examines the interplay between local or community-based pageants and […]

Description: Canada is a country of bounded spaces – a nation situated between rock and cold to the north and a political border to the south. In A Bounded Land, Cole Harris seeks answers to a sweeping question: How was society reorganized – for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike – when Europeans resettled this distinctive land? Through […]

Abstract: The dominant global capitalist food system is contributing significantly to social, political, ecological, and economic crises around the world. In response, food movements have emerged to challenge the legitimacy of corporate power, neoliberal trade policies, and the exploitation of people and natural resources. Despite important accomplishments, food movements have been criticized for reinforcing aspects […]

Excerpt: In two of the most hotly contested settler colonial territories – Palestine and Kashmir – Islam and the practice of Islam have a very crucial role to play. The reason for my claim is that both the regimes that occupy these territories have Islamophobia in common. Israel has been inspired by right-wing Zionism and […]

Abstract: Critical Indigenous Studies scholars assert that our imperative is to support Native sovereignty and self-determination, especially as it is constituted under American settler occupation and to enact decolonization through theory and practice. However, as Indigenous feminist scholars demonstrate, Native nation-building must be understood historically as an American colonial project intended to remake Indigenous peoples […]

Abstract: This thesis investigates the role of settlers in maintaining settlement in Canada. I problematize settler bodies to deliberate on their potential for performing decolonization. My discussion seeks to complicate theoretical approaches that position the ontoepistemological stance of the settler as their impediment to decolonizing action. Drawing from the fields of phenomenology and affect theory, […]

Excerpt: All of humanity is a stakeholder in how we, the planetary science and astrobiology community, engage with other worlds. Violent colonial practices and structures–genocide, land appropriation, resource extraction, environmental devastation, and more–have governed exploration of Earth, and if not actively dismantled, will define the methodologies and mindset we carry forward into space exploration. With […]

Abstract: Focusing on the domestic ideals of settler colonialism, this essay provides an analysis of Katherine Mansfield’s representations of house and home in several of her New Zealand short stories. The first part of the essay considers Mansfield’s use of Gothic tropes to represent settler-Indigenous spatial relations in the story ‘Old Tar’ (1913), suggesting that […]

Abstract: The Sámi have long desired a public process to examine and expose the Nordic states’ colonial, assimilationist practices and policies, past and present, toward the Sámi people. This article considers the truth and reconciliation process in Finland, assessing it in light of recent legislative and other measures. Employing settler colonial theory, it argues that […]

Abstract: Understanding the legacy of settler colonialism requires understanding the nature and scope of anti-Indigenous attitudes. But what, exactly, are the political consequences of anti-Indigenous attitudes? Answering this question requires recognizing that attitudes toward Indigenous peoples are distinct from White racial attitudes toward other disempowered groups. In this paper, I introduce a novel measure of Indigenous […]