Archive for January, 2021

Abstract: During the Spring of 2018, the United States Federal Government, in accordance with its new Zero Tolerance immigration policy, separated at least 2,654 infants and children from their parents at its southern border. This was done with no plans for reuniting these families which, in many cases, has proven extremely difficult if not impossible. […]

Abstract: This article examines Israeli development in the Gaza Strip and Northern Sinai from 1972 to 1982 from the perspective of architectural history. We argue that the prime objective of the Israeli occupation in this decade was economic development, not elimination; its guiding logic saw humanitarian aid as the preferred way to “resolve” the Palestinian […]

Abstract: The ongoing history of setter colonialism is inextricable from the infrastructures of energy and extraction that provide its material foundation. Addressing this inextricable relationship, this article explores how Indigenous solarities in Canada resist extractivism and generate conditions for just energy futures beyond settler colonialism through emergent solar infrastructures. Developing a preliminary theory of Indigenous […]

Abstract: The article discusses the ways in which Walter Van Tilburg Clark’s 1940 novel The Ox-Bow Incident problematizes the issues of secrecy, suspicion, gossip and exposure as a basis for the depiction of a variety of regulatory practices in a hierarchized settler society whose structures of authority enter a phase of renegotiation. The novel can be read […]

Excerpt: Being neither a settler colonial studies practitioner nor among those who have accused it of being ‘useless’ or ‘detrimental to Indigenous struggles’, I approach the arguments Lorenzo Veracini references in his commentary as an (engaged) observer. Those of us in Indigenous studies can hardly help but be engaged observers of settler colonial studies, especially […]

Excerpt: I am one of those Indigenous scholars who often finds herself in conversations where the other person says ‘but I mean “post-colonial” … like have the colonisers left?’. On the inside, each time this happens, I wrestle with four selves. My nerdy self wants to say ‘actually, that’s not what the “post” means in […]

Excerpt: In his provocative commentary, Lorenzo Veracini suggests that the relationship between the fields of postcolonial studies and settler colonial studies ‘is predicated on filiation, not opposition’. That may be the case in the Australian context, but my experience in both Aotearoa/New Zealand and the United States tells a different story, one fraught with push-back […]

Abstract: Settler colonialism is a violent process that harms all beings. We build upon environmental justice frameworks and argue for Indigenous values affirmation as a strategy for countering the violence of settler colonialism. We discuss the findings of a pilot project to create an Indigenous values affirmation tool with Indigenous peoples in the U.S. to […]

Abstract: In recent decades the desert resort city of Palm Springs, CA, has become an important site of queer culture, and is now by some measures the ‘gayest’ city in the United States. At the same time, the Cahuilla tribe, whose reservation intersects with the city, has recently gained considerable autonomy over their land, bringing […]

Abstract: Museum methods have improved considerably in some countries, where there is more sensitivity towards the feelings of Indigenous peoples, along with genuine attempts to co-curate exhibitions. There has been a gradual recognition that the founding of the nation is the story of conquest, forced assimilation and humiliation. While this is often addressed with sympathy […]