Archive for the ‘Latin America’ Category

Helmut K Anheier and Yudhishthir Raj Isar (eds), Cultures and Globalization: Heritage, Memory and Identity (SAGE, 2011). Heritage, memory and identity are closely connected keywords of our time, each endowed with considerable rhetorical power. Different human groups define certain objects and practices as ‘heritage’; they envision heritage to reflect some form of collective memory, either […]

more photos and history here hat tip, Coetzee

  Robert J. Miller and Micheline D’Angelis,’Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, and the International Law of Discovery’ (Working Paper: February 23, 2011). Abstract: The Doctrine of Discovery, viewed through the lens of six hundred years of international law, has shaped Brazil’s legal history and laws ever since 1500 when Portugal claimed first discovery of the territory. A […]

Dear all, We are pleased to announce that the first issue of settler colonial studies is now available for your viewing. Check it out here. In this stage of its life, settler colonial studies is an online, open-access journal. There are may benefits of such a medium (among them, universally free access, and immediate registration […]

Here’s a teaser for the forthcoming settler colonial studies 1 (2011). ARTICLES Lorenzo Veracini: Introducing settler colonial studies pp. 1-12 Patrick Wolfe: After the Frontier: Separation and Absorption in US Indian Policy pp. 13-50 Scott Lauria Morgensen: The Biopolitics of Settler Colonialism: Right Here, Right Now pp. 51-75 Ivan Sablin and Maria Savelyeva: Mapping Indigenous […]

More on the easter island conflict, via BBC Police on Easter Island have evicted a group of indigenous people who had been occupying the grounds of a luxury hotel since last year. The group of Rapa Nui say the land on which the hotel was built had been illegally taken from their ancestors generations ago. […]

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At least 25 people have been injured during clashes between Chilean police and local people on Easter Island. Witnesses say police fired pellets as they tried to evict several indigenous inhabitants from buildings they occupied earlier this year. The Rapa Nui group say the buildings were illegally taken from their ancestors several generations ago. Easter […]

Robert K. Hitchcock and Samuel Totten, ed., Genocide of Indigenous Peoples (Transaction: New Brunswick, 2011). An estimated 350 to 600 million indigenous people reside across the globe. Numerous governments fail to recognize its indigenous peoples living within their borders. It was not until the latter part of the twentieth century that the genocide of indigenous […]

  Actually placing “settlers” and “colonialism” in the same analytical field required overcoming a number of conceptual blockages. It took decades. The nineteenth century – the century of the “settler revolution” (see Belich 2009) – did not think that they could be compounded. Indeed the settler revolution had cleaved the two apart: Marx, who engaged […]

Stephen Allen and Alexandra Xanthaki (ed.), Reflections on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2010) The adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the United Nations General Assembly on 13 September 2007 was acclaimed as a major success for the United Nations system given the […]