On archives and on also settler srchives: Ann Stoler, ‘On Archival Labor: Recracfting Colonial History’, Dialogo Andino, 46, 2015, pp. 153-165

25Jul15

Excerpt: ‘De Tourdonnet’s extended essay on les colonies agricoles alerts us to just this, as it benignly endeavors to situate les colonies agricoles as potential sites for securing imperial frontiers, as instrumental in the imperial dispossession of land, and in the military strategies designed to call on children in the agricultural colonies and on freed penal colony inmates as a frontline of settler colonialism, with the adult ‘colon’ as a reserve army for defense’.

This lecture is available here.



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