Archive for November, 2017

Abstract: This article examines the co-constitutive relationship between ideology and geography in three editions of the educational computer game The Oregon Trail, arguing that the game reinforces a colonialist worldview through representations of place, space, and time. Despite seeming to accommodate players of any race or gender, The Oregon Trail imagines its protagonist—the “you” traveling the […]

Abstract: This chapter examines the relationship between Guy Debord’s notion of spectacle and settler colonialism, exploring the role that spectacle plays in the solidification of the settler state and the consolidation of whiteness. In so doing, it examines contemporary depictions of Native peoples in the mainstream media, with a particular focus on coverage of Indigenous peoples […]

Abstract: We present an analysis of Tlingipino Bingo, which is the latest iteration of our on-going experiment to work with performance as a means of translating and transforming scholarly work to generate more informed and nuanced public debate about migrant labour. Tlingipino Bingo was a collaboration between white settler academics and Filipino and Tlingit artists in […]

Description: This book explores how public commentary framed Australian involvement in the Waikato War (1863-64), the Sudan crisis (1885), and the South African War (1899-1902), a succession of conflicts that reverberated around the British Empire and which the newspaper press reported at length. It reconstructs the ways these conflicts were understood and reflected in the colonial […]

Abstract: This essay argues that what has been going on in Palestine for a century has been mischaracterized. Advancing a different perspective, it illuminates the history of the last hundred years as the Palestinians have experienced it. In doing so, it explores key historical documents, including the Balfour Declaration, Article 22 of the Covenant of the […]

Abstract: Due to the unique colonial history of Alaska, Alaska Native peoples find themselves operating and engaging in a set of conditions that diverge from many experiences of Native peoples in the contiguous U.S. This paper explores some of those differences by tracking how questions of land and concerns about race were made together in Alaska from 1867-1899. I […]

Abstract: The “High Desert Wildtending Network” is a grassroots movement of mostly white and non-Native nomadic “rewilders” in the northwest United States who appropriate Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge, gathering and replanting wild foods in a seasonal round. Evaluating Wildtending’s potentialities for settler-indigenous solidarity, this article discusses the network’s rhetorical shifts within the context of the 2016 […]

Asgardia’s first independent territory in space.

Abstract: Anishinaabe of the Great Lakes region and the British. Two such objects, a drum painted with Anishinaabe imagery and a treaty, handwritten by a British treaty commissioner, were created in close proximity in both time and location. This paper explores the encounter between the Anishinaabe and the British through a parallel engagement with both drum […]

Abstract: Indigenous people have not disappeared, yet the myth of the vanished native persists as an ideological feature of settler politics and identities today. This dissertation examines the social mechanisms of this common settler narrative through an ethnographic study among settler colonists in Argentina who identify as primeros pobladores (“first inhabitants”) despite having built their economy […]