Archive for December, 2021

Excerpt: Toni Morrison’s 2008 novel A Mercy has been mostly noted in scholarly circles for creating a multicultural, multiethnic American origins narrative and its representation of American slavery prior to slavery’s conjunction with racism. Nonetheless, current readings of the novel fail to pay attention to the author’s concern with the settler colonial condition and its […]


Abstract: Emerging discussions on the “settler colonial city” present a new agenda for gentrification research in settler colonial contexts. Accordingly, this paper examines the extent to which the gentrification literature engages with settler colonial dynamics, identifying three overarching approaches. While a small but growing body of literature frames gentrification as a contemporary mechanism of Indigenous […]


Abstract: White feminist theorizations of rape privilege patriarchy as the main source of gender violence, ultimately centering white cisgender women. In doing so, white women are treated as subject in anti-rape discourse while the violence inflicted on women of color is rendered as secondary and insignificant. Conversely, Indigenous and Black feminist analytics center Indigenous and […]


Abstract: Contestation over the date of Australia Day is waged yearly as a passionate culture war between conservatives who wish to ‘save the date’ and progressives arguing to ‘change the date’. This article argues that despite clear ideological differences, settler engagements with both movements reflect a common emotional commitment to preserving a positive self-understanding as […]


Excerpt: Growing concerns about global climate change have rekindled an age-old controversy about eating meat. Animal agriculture is frequently indicted as a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. However, animal agriculture is not without defenders, including those who claim that holistically managed livestock grazing systems could actually “reverse climate change”. Various studies suggest that the […]


Abstract: This paper explores European (Pākehā) settlers’ perceptions of smells and why certain smells were labelled as threatening and transgressive, whereas others were deemed desirable and health-inducing. Whether it was the stench of dried fish, the musky odours of wetlands or the scent of flowers, representations of smell pervade the writings of Pākehā in Aotearoa […]


Abstract: The violence of the settler state is enacted through diverse practices that render Indigenous women’s lives unsafe and has resulted in their deaths. Rarely resulting in media attention, public vigils or community outrage, the unlawful, unexpected and often violent killing of Indigenous women remains silent in the settler archive. Indigenous peoples utilise social media […]


Abstract: Our concern in this essay is to disclose the mobilisation of sexual violence as a specifically embodied modality of the regime of settler colonialism. Our argument is that the border is a site where these forms of violence are concentrated and licensed, both at the legislative level and at the level of expansive discretionary […]


Abstract: What does it mean to respond to the Anthropocenes, plural, when doing science education? Specifically, can we critically engage with the Anthropocene, singular, without responding to the multiplicity in which Indigenous land and its many facets within the global community were at risk of destruction from Man? In this work, we contemplate the urgency […]


Abstract: This paper argues that the idea of global peace in early twentieth-century liberal international order was sutured together by the threat of race war. This understanding of racial peace was institutionalized in the League of Nations mandate system through its philosophical architect: Jan Smuts. I argue that the League figured in Smuts’s thought as […]