Archive for the ‘postcolonialism’ Category

Juan Obarrio, ‘Symposium: Theory from the South’, Salon 5 (2012). In lieu of abstract, first paragraph: The essays that follow were originally presented at a round table on Jean and John Comaroff’s latest book, Theory from the South. Or, how Euro-America is evolving toward Africa (Paradigm 2012) held at the American Anthropology Association annual meeting […]

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 […]

Postcolonial Studies 15, 2 (2012). Special Issue: Making Indigenous place in the Australian city.  

Sarah Maddison, ‘Postcolonial guilt and national identity: Historical injustice and the Australian settler state’, Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture (Forthcoming, August 2012) In nations with a record of historical injustice, guilt about the past is deeply implicated in both efforts towards reconciliation and the construction of national identity. This […]

Durba Ghosh, ‘Another Set of Imperial Turns?’, American Historical Review 117, 3 (2012). The British imperial turn has been the product of many historiographical changes over the last century, and in the last several decades it has engaged other historiographical turns—the global, the postcolonial, and the archival. From the height of Britain’s empire in the […]

Robert J. C. Young, ‘Postcolonial Remains’, New Literary History 43, 10 (2012). Extract in lieu of abstract: The postcolonial remains: it lives on, ceaselessly transformed in the present into new social and political configurations. One marker of its continuing relevance is the degree to which the power of the postcolonial perspective has spread across almost […]

Ato Quayson, ‘Periods versus Concepts: Space Making and the Question of Postcolonial Literary History’, PMLA 127, 2,(2012). extract in lieu of abstract: Certain dates are now viewed as classic loci of the time and contradictory temporalities of the postcolonial: 1492 (Columbus’s arrival in America and the expulsion of Jews from Spain); 1603 (Lord Mountjoy’s colonization […]

Paul A. Kramer, ‘Power and Connection: Imperial Histories of the United States in the World’, American Historical Review 116, 5 (2011). Excerpt: What would a post-exceptionalist account of U.S. imperial history look like? It would purposively engage in dialogue with other societies’ globalizing historiographies, which have often involved imperial turns. One of the most striking and […]

Malreddy Pavan Kumar, ‘(An)other Way of Being Human: indigenous alternatives to postcolonial humanism’,  Third World Quarterly 32, 9 (2011) This essay articulates the ways in which the Indigenous People’s Movement leading to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples (2007) succeeds in what postcolonial theory has conventionally set out to emancipate, […]

Edward Cavanagh, The Griqua Past and the Limits of South African History, 1902-1994 (Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang, 2011). The Griqua people are commonly misunderstood. Today, they do not figure in the South African imagination as other peoples do, nor have they for over a century. This book argues that their comparative invisibility is a […]