Archive for the ‘Southern Africa’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

Sidney L. Harring, ‘Diamond Exploration and the San in Namibia: Toward a Legal History’, Environmental Justice 5, 5 (2012). The Ju/’hoansi are a poor people with few resources living in the Kalahari Desert along the border between Namibia and Botswana. In Namibia, 200 of them occupy their traditional lands in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, living […]

Donal P. Mccracken, ‘Equivocators or zealots? Post-revolutionary re-imaging colonial languages, names and name change in Ireland and South Africa’, Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies 26, 4 (2012). Successful revolutionaries often find themselves in a distinctly uneasy position vis-à-vis the cultural burden of the pre-revolution which they inherit. Establishing a stable and effective government […]

Carl H. Nightingale, Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities (University of Chicago Press, 2012). When we think of segregation, what often comes to mind is apartheid South Africa, or the American South in the age of Jim Crow—two societies fundamentally premised on the concept of the separation of the races. But as Carl H. […]

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 […]

Frédéric Giraut and Céline Vacchiani-Marcuzzo, ‘Mapping places and people in a settler society: From discrepancy to good fit over one century of South African censuses’, Mappemonde 106 (2012). The dynamics of population and urbanization in South Africa have been recorded by a remarkable set of censuses during the 20th century. These censuses indicate a changing […]

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 […]

  This book shows that 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. Cavanagh argues that their comparative invisibility is a result of their place in South Africa’s national narrative: an impediment that has precluded the […]

Hummus is to Palestine as wild rice is to Native America. But of course, this is insufficient. There is so much more I could try, and fail, to say. Settler colonialism is criminalization: Drunks, drug addicts, and terrorists. It is the miscreant, the danger and the distrust in Lid, in Sabra, and on the Bad […]