Archive for June, 2022

Abstract: In Part I of this essay, I surveyed the global phenomenon of settler colonization through time, paying attention to its nature, ideology, processes, and praxis. Flowing from that, I applied the knowledge gained from the study of settler colonization to the settler colonial experience of Nigeria as initiated by British colonialism, particularly the British […]

Excerpt: Though the indigenous were thus intended to be useful, they were also subject to a logic of elimination, intensified by further Portuguese settlement over time (especially after Brazil’s independence). This might feel like a paradox or a flaw in the colonisers’ plan, as Barickman suggests. Nevertheless, Wolfe’s explanation of “(structural) genocide” helps reconcile these […]

Abstract: This chapter considers the ways in which mid-century modernism configured Southern California’s leisurescape by implicitly articulating and reproducing terra nullius as a colonial mode of territorial management. The relation between the Reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the modern development of Palm Springs, California is historicized in connection with the […]

Abstract: In the US–Mexico borderlands, coalitions have formed to successfully thwart attempted amplification of militarisation in the region. However, in the borderlands, where migrants are criminalised and the colonisation of Indigenous lands and life is ongoing, coalition building is complicated due to the distinct positionalities of anti-militarisation activists. This paper analyses solidarity from the perspective […]

Abstract: Drawing on Black and Indigenous intellectual traditions, this article applies racial capitalism and settler colonialism as twin frameworks essential for understanding gentrification in a city whose growth is predicated on historical storytelling. Challenging the hegemony of neoliberal and colorblind urbanisms, it is argued that the longue durée world system of racism is always already structuring capitalism […]

Abstract: The ‘archival turn’ has prompted historical scholarship to reevaluate the positivist sourcing of knowledge, especially in contentious contexts. The archive’s configuration, and attendant mechanisms of classification, apprehension, and attribution indicate colonial governance just as much as inscribed histories and discourses. Scholarship on the Zionist movement in early-20th century Palestine has been slow to adopt […]

Abstract: This article discusses Islamophobia and its relationship with antisemitism in thecontext of the radical European right’s recent shift towards pro-Israel positions and away fromits traditional antisemitism. Whereas this shift also has US and Australian manifestations, thisarticle suggests that current Islamophobic utterances can be seen as surrogate antisemitism.

Abstract: From their first encounter in 1536, armed conflict between Indigenous groups and settlers of European and African descent in Argentina (who referred to themselves as cristianos, or Christians) was a constant menace to both. At the best of times, the two groups engaged in mutually beneficial trade, cultural interchange, and intermarriage. At the worst […]

Abstract: This chapter considers the role of emotions in settler-colonial history writing, using as a case study colonial historians’ depictions of the story of William Buckley, a British convict who spent 32 years living with the Waddawurrung people of south-western Victoria, Australia. In these histories, Buckley’s story was portrayed as a Romance, an exotic narrative […]

Abstract: Though many scholars argue that settler colonialism did not firmly come into practice until the late 18th century in Russia, through an analysis of both 17th century historical chronicle narratives and 18th century explorer accounts, I argue that settler colonial discourses and knowledges are already present, laying the groundwork for later settler practices. In […]