Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

Ian McLean, ‘Reinventing the Savage’, Third Text 26, 5 (2012). The noble aims of ‘Exhibitions: L’Invention du Sauvage’ (‘Human Zoos: The Invention of the Savage’) at the Musée du quai Branly were not enough to counter the museum’s primitivist postmodern architecture or the exhibition’s curatorial strategy. Presenting a large number of archival images, as if […]

TOC, Ab Imperio, 2 (2012). The editors introduction, is I. Gerasimov, S. Glebov, A. Kaplunovski, M. Mogilner, A. Semyonov ‘Structures and Cultures of Diversity: Nomadism as Colonialism without a Metropole’. extract in lieu of abstract: The editors of Ab Imperio invited authors and readers to discuss varieties of colonialism in this issue of the journal. […]

Arena Journal 37/38 (2012). Introduction John Hinkson, ‘Why settler colonialism?’. Time Edward Cavanagh, ‘History, time and the indigenist critique’. Elizabeth Strakosch and Alissa Macoun, ‘The vanishing endpoint of settler colonialism’. Sarah Maddison, ‘Seven generations behind: Representing native nations’. Bodies Mary O’Dowd, ‘Embodying the Australian nation and silencing history’. Gaia Giuliani, ‘The colour lines of settler […]

Günter Minnerup and Pia Solberg (eds), First World, First Nations: Internal Colonialism and Indigenous Self-Determination in Northern Europe and Australia (Sussex Academic, 2011). The Sami people of Northern Europe and Aboriginal Australians are literally a world apart in geographical terms, yet share a common fate as Indigenous minorities emerging from centuries of internal colonisation. Their ancient cultures […]

Sasha Williams and Ian Law, ‘Legitimising Racism: An Exploration of the Challenges Posed by the Use of Indigeneity Discourses by the Far Right’, Sociological Research Online 17, 2 (2012) The disintegration of the British National Party (BNP) has removed the threat of the party securing a place in the political mainstream in the UK. But, […]

Jordan Branch, ‘”Colonial reflection” and territoriality: The peripheral origins of sovereign statehood’, European Journal of International Relations 18, 2 (2012). The modern international system is commonly argued to have originated within Western Europe and spread globally during centuries of colonialism. This article argues, instead, that the character of the modern system of territorially sovereign states […]

Alexander Etkind, Internal Colonization: Russia’s Imperial Experience (Polity, 2011). This book gives a radically new reading of Russia’s cultural history. Alexander Etkind traces how the Russian Empire conquered foreign territories and domesticated its own heartlands, thereby colonizing many peoples, Russians included. This vision of colonization as simultaneously internal and external, colonizing one’s own people as well as […]

Steven Sabol, ‘Comparing American and Russian Internal Colonization: The “Touch of Civilisation” on the Sioux and Kazakhs’, Western Historical Quarterly 43, 1 (2012). This article compares American and Russian colonization of continental interiors and the consequences for the indigenous Sioux and Kazakhs, focusing on imperial perceptions, social and economic dislocation, political sovereignty, and sedentarization. It […]

James Belich, ‘Review: Jerry H. Bentley (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of World History’, English Historical Review (2012). Relevant extract (but the review is worth canvassing in its entirety, absolutely): Duara’s decision to exclude settler colonialism from his ‘modern imperialism’ is also problematic. The hard fact is that three and one-third (Russian Asia) of the world’s […]

Michael Sommer, ‘Colonies – Colonisation – Colonialism: A Typological Reappraisal’, Ancient East and West 10 (2011). Colonies, colonisation and, in particular, colonialism are concepts carrying heavy ideological subtexts – yet they loom over the current debate about the dynamism of the Iron Age Mediterranean. Forty years after M.I. Finley’s ‘attempt at a typology’, this paper […]