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Author: Charles Prior

indicative of a process of settler colonialism. 6 But while Knox, Washington and other officials often saw settlers as disruptive to an orderly process of the purchase of Indian land, they also understood that they were instrumental to a state-driven policy of securing these territories by settlement

In: Journal of Early American History
Author: Agnès Delahaye

expressions of what is now defined as settler colonialism. 13 “The need to think about the History of the United States in the context of a global history of settler colonialism seems obvious,” Matthew Crow has written recently, yet “the defining characteristic of settler colonialism in North America” is

In: Journal of Early American History
Author: Jessica Terruhn

Settler societies are characterised by complex relations between settlers, indigenous peoples, and migrants. These relationships involve contestations over the rights of indigenous peoples, the place of ethnic minorities, and the position of settlers in de facto post-colonising settings. In Aotearoa, New Zealand, these tensions are overtly encapsulated in the contested ‘isms’ of biculturalism and multiculturalism. Adopted in the 1980s in response to the indigenous sovereignty movement, biculturalism stipulates equal partnership between Anglo settlers (Pakeha) and Indigenous Maori. Since then it has become the national governance framework of Aotearoa, New Zealand and an integral part of the decolonising imaginary of the country. At the same time though, a rapid increase in immigration has brought multiculturalism as a possible alternative to biculturalism to the fore, leading to debates about the compatibility of the two paradigms. In this chapter, I focus on the majority group of Pakeha and their position as stakeholders vis-à-vis bi- and multiculturalism. Drawing on thirty-eight life story interviews with Pakeha in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, I argue that respondents employ the globally hegemonic rhetoric of liberal multiculturalism as a discursive strategy to dismiss the continued relevance of settler colonialism and justify sustained patterns of ethnic inequalities. A number of specific discursive tropes will be presented and discussed as contemporary expressions of settler colonialism: Firstly, I will critically discuss the importance of temporality for advancing the settler colonial project. In this context, I will examine discourses in which respondents confine indigeneity to the realm of the past in order to progress to a less threatening multicultural future. Secondly, I will examine the discursive erasure of differences between Maori and migrants as a strategy to reject indigenous rights and to render coloniality irrelevant.

In: Negotiating Boundaries in Multicultural Societies
Author: Sigrid Lien

cultures, in the usa as well as Canada, New Zealand and Australia, supplanted indigenous peoples. According to Anthony Moran, settler colonialisms were dominated by ideas of ‘newness’. Significantly, these ideas entailed an understanding of history and tradition as something absent. This meant ‘that

In: International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity

heroic figures and narratives, as significant figures tell their stories of processes and actions that led to Namibian independence from settler colonialism in 1990. The writers represent different generations who contributed to, or were impacted by the liberation struggle. The works analysed vary in

In: Matatu
Author: Marcus Gallo

By the end of the seventeenth century, Anglo-Americans on both sides of the Atlantic accepted the importance of surveying to any system of land ownership. Most historians of colonial British have similarly taken colonial surveying practices as a given. This article complicates these assumptions through an examination of Pennsylvania in a wider context. In fact, land policy in colonial Anglo-America differed significantly from practices elsewhere in the early modern world. English colonizers embraced a model of settler colonialism that created a market for land, thus encouraging the proliferation of modern surveying practices.

In: Journal of Early American History
In: Settler Economies in World History
Author: Sarah Barber

Gerald Horne, The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth-Century North America and the Caribbean . New York: Monthly Review, 2018. 239 pp. (Paper US $ 25.00) This latest work by Gerald Horne, born January 3, 1949 and still producing

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
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Author: Jess Marinaccio

necessarily ethically sustainable or does it naturalise the status quo, rendering settler colonialism an inevitable and eternal condition? In this paper, I adopt Said’s (1984, 2001) ‘Traveling Theory’ and ‘Traveling Theory Reconsidered’, as well as Clifford’s (1989) ‘Notes on Travel and Theory’, to

In: International Journal of Taiwan Studies