Archive for the ‘Scholarship and insights’ Category

Brian Egan and Jessica Place, ‘Minding the gaps: Property, geography, and Indigenous peoples in Canada’, Geoforum (2012). Indigenous peoples’ property rights are hotly debated in legal, policy, and academic circles across Canada. This article explores three such debates in which Indigenous peoples and lands are centrally implicated: debates over implementing fee simple ownership on Indigenous […]

Carol Schick, ‘White resentment in settler society’, Race Ethnicity and Education (2012). Teaching about the history and culture of aboriginal peoples in schools of white settler societies can serve as a counter to the dominant story that serves as the national narrative. Even though the actual teaching may well be among the least political and […]

Denver A. Webb, ‘More Than Just a Public Execution: Martial Law, Crime and the Nature of Colonial Power in British Kaffraria’, South African Historical Journal (2012). This article starts with a hanging and ends with the passing of a colony. It uses the first judicial public execution in King William’s Town in 1858 to explore […]

Charles E. Orser Jr., ‘An Archaeology of Eurocentrism’, American Antiquity 77, 4 (2012).  The role of Europe and Europeans in the archaeology of post-1500 history has recently been critiqued. Some research has been pejoratively labeled Eurocentrism. This paper addresses the problems with adopting an emotional understanding of Eurocentrism and argues instead for its archaeological examination within […]

Andrew Zimmerman, ‘Nazi Empire: German Colonialism and Imperialism from Bismarck to Hitler (review)’, German Studies Review 35, 3 (2012)  bit of article in lieu of abstract: Historians have recently returned to explorations of the continuities in German history that seek to link its National Socialist period to the Kaiserreich and even earlier periods. Enriched by […]

Mark Palmer and Robert Rundstrom, ‘GIS, Internal Colonialism, and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs’, Annals of the Association of American Geographers iFirst. This article contains the first comprehensive empirical account of the history of geographic information systems (GIS) development within the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), an account founded in part on a previously […]

Andrew Crosby and Jeffrey Monaghan, ‘Settler governmentality in Canada and the Algonquins of Barriere Lake’, Security Dialogue 43, 5 (2012) In September 2009, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper declared to the global media that Canada had ‘no history of colonialism’. Such expressions of the post-colonial Canadian imaginary are common, despite Canada’s dubious legacy of settler […]

Stephen Howe, ‘Review Essay: British Worlds, Settler Worlds, World Systems, and Killing Fields’, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 40, 4 (2012).  a bit of the conclusion in lieu of abstract: It was suggested at the outset here that the study of British imperialism has in recent years, and in an almost unprecedented way, spawned a series […]

Sherene H. Razack, ‘Memorializing Colonial Power: The Death of Frank Paul’, Law & Social Inquiry 37, 4 (2012). Through an analysis of an inquiry into the death of an Aboriginal man in custody, I argue that the contemporary colonial relationship between white settlers and those whom they have dispossessed is spatially and racially organized as […]

Brian C. Hosmer, ‘Indigenous Communities, Nation-States, Extranational Sovereignties and the Challenge of Environmental Justice in the Age of Globalization’, Environmental Justice 5, 5 (2012). How have intersections between nation states, extranational corporations (exercising sovereignty) and indigenous communities responded to the increasing demand for natural resources, and the globalization of both corporations and movements for indigenous […]