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Excerpt: The study of settler colonialism in Asian American, Asian Canadian, and Asian diaspora studies offers important challenges to long-standing rubrics of racial “minority” politics, immigration and citizenship rights, and conceptions of national and transnational mobility. Since the groundbreaking publication of Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawai‘i […]


Description: In Search of Our Frontier explores the complex transnational history of Japanese settler colonialism, which linked Japanese America with Japan’s colonial empire through the exchange of migrant bodies, expansionist knowledge, colonial capital, and technology in the Asia-Pacific basin before World War II. Eiichiro Azuma outlines how the practices and thinking of members of pre–World War […]


Excerpt: The persistent tendency to abstract racist “hate crimes” from the contexts of settler colonialism in which they have occurred perpetuates the belief that expanding colonial state institutions of “counterterrorism” can provide a solution to white supremacy, when in fact they are part of the problem.  


Abstract: Settler colonial societies such as Australia revere their monuments. In such ‘young’ countries, monuments to conquerors, settlers and soldiers place the settler populations’ indelible stamp on the landscape. However, these monuments are as much about forgetting as about remembering. Despite this, Indigenous Australians are asserting their place, insisting that they never ceded sovereignty and refusing […]


Description: Indigenous and decolonizing perspectives on education have long persisted alongside colonial models of education, yet too often have been subsumed within the fields of multiculturalism, critical race theory, and progressive education. Timely and compelling, Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education features research, theory, and dynamic foundational readings for educators and educational researchers who are looking for […]


Abstract: There is growing acknowledgement that the material dimensions of water security alone are inadequate; we also need to engage with a broader set of hydrosocial relationships. Indeed, more holistic approaches are needed to explain Indigenous peoples’ relationships to water including the use of traditional water sources such as mountain creeks and springs. In this […]


Abstract: This article explores familial jurisdiction over citizenship, using the study of Anishinaabe citizenship practices in the Fort William First Nation, through the lens of adoption stories. The author highlights how families are able to use adoption to regulate citizenship, bringing new citizens into the nation, while also selecting those who do not belong. The […]


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Abstract: This paper applies the framework of settler colonialism to examine three generations of land struggle involving the Tohono O’odham communities of Wo’oson and Cedagĭ Wahia in Sonora, Mexico. It traces how post-Revolutionary land and water reforms allowed for the consolidation of an extractive ranching economy that relied upon the dispossession of customary land and […]