Archive for the ‘Sovereignty’ Category

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 […]

All of this is to say Brunyeel has a point but I am wary of blaming it all on “settler colonialism” or requiring that good scholarship in the field requires respect for the theory of “settler colonialism.” I am wary of relying too much on the past to decide how things are going to progress […]

Paul Nadasdya, ‘Boundaries among Kin: Sovereignty, the Modern Treaty Process, and the Rise of Ethno-Territorial Nationalism among Yukon First Nations’, Comparative Studies in Society and History 54 (2012). The Canadian government recently concluded a series of land claim and self-government agreements with many First Nations in the Yukon Territory. A result of First Nation claims […]

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 […]

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 […]

Saliha Belmessous, ed., Native Claims: Indigenous Law against Empire (New York and Oxford: OUP, 2011). This groundbreaking collection of essays shows that, from the moment European expansion commenced through to the twentieth century, indigenous peoples from America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand drafted legal strategies to contest dispossession. The story of indigenous resistance to European […]

Stumbled across this today, fresh of the press at the William & Mary Quarterly. Each contribution is available for free here. Critical Forum. Tomlins, Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580–1865 Julia Adams, ‘Clear, Hold, Build: Patriarchy and Sovereignty in the Colonization of Early English America’. Tamar Herzog and Richard […]

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Lorenzo Veracini, ‘Isopolitics, Deep Colonising, Settler Colonialism’, Interventions 13, 2 (2011). This essay contributes to interdisciplinary reflection on settler colonialism and decolonization by proposing an analysis of two characteristic traits of the ‘settler colonial situation’: isopolitics and deep colonizing. The first section outlines isopolitical relations as an alternative possibility to sustained colonial domination on the […]

Making Settler Colonial Space: Perspectives on Race, Place and Identity (Palgrave UK, 2010) Edited by Tracey Banivanua Mar and Penelope Edmonds. To be launched by Patrick Wolfe. The new journal, settler colonial studies, introduced by Jane Carey and Lorenzo Veracini. When: Thursday 30th June, 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start Where: Gertrudes Brown Couch, 30 Gertrude […]