Archive for the ‘New Zealand’ Category

Onur Ulas Ince, ‘Capitalism, Colonization, and Contractual Dispossession: Wakefield’s Letters from Sydney’, APSA 2012 Annual Meeting Paper. Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796-1862) is principally known for his historical role as a colonial entrepreneur involved in the colonization of South Australia and New Zealand. Less acknowledged and analyzed is his position as a British political economist. Wakefield […]

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 […]

The most recent Canadian Historical Review 93, 2 (2012) contains the Garneau Roundtable on John C. Weaver’s influential book, The Great Land Rush and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-1900 (2003).   For those indebted to Weaver for his incredible comparative history of settler colonialism, it is certainly worth checking out the views of Bill […]

Karen Fox, ‘Globalising Indigeneity? Writing Indigenous Histories in a Transnational World’, History Compass 10, 6 (2012). In recent decades, Indigenous histories have been increasingly significant and growing areas of historical research in white settler societies such as Australia and New Zealand. These rich veins of historical enquiry have, for the most part, been explored within […]

Nan Seuffert, ‘Civilisation, Settlers and Wanderers: Law, Politics and Mobility in Nineteenth Century New Zealand and Australia’, Law Text Culture 15, 1 (2011), pp. 10-44. Mobility was constitutive of the 19th century British colonial period in the Pacific. The circulation of capital and commodities, technologies of transportation and communication, travelling ideologies and systems of governance […]

Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 13, 1 (2012). Ann Curthoys, ‘Indigenous People and Settler Self Government: Introduction’. Zoë Laidlaw, ‘Slavery, Settlers and Indigenous Dispossession: Britain’s empire through the lens of Liberia’. Rachel Standfield, ‘Protection, Settler Politics and Indigenous Politics in the work of William Thomas’. Mark McKenna, ‘Transplanted to Savage Shores: Indigenous Australians and […]

Harriet Wild, ‘Primal Curiosity, Primal Anxiety: The Child Settler in Vigil and The Piano’, New Zealand Media Studies 12, 2 (2012). From introduction: Vincent Ward’s Vigil (1984) and Jane Campion’s The Piano (1993) can be considered as significant points in the filmic depiction of the settler psyche. These films depict the settler struggling against the […]

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 […]

International Journal on Human Rights 16, 1 (2012). Special Issue: Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: New Perspectives. TOC: Mauro Barelli: ‘Free, prior and informed consent in the aftermath of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: developments and challenges ahead’. Marco Odello: ‘Indigenous peoples’ rights and cultural identity in the inter-American context’. Kristin Hausler: ‘Indigenous […]

Fiona Batemen and Lionel Pilkington (eds), Studies in Settler Colonialism: Politics, Identity and Culture (Palgrave MacMillan: New York, 2011). Studies in Settler Colonialism: Politics, Identity and Culture offers an accessible overview of settler colonialism as a globally important cultural and political phenomenon within a range of historical and geographical contexts, including Palestine, Hawai’i, Canada, southern […]