Archive for the ‘Éire’ Category

Donal P. Mccracken, ‘Equivocators or zealots? Post-revolutionary re-imaging colonial languages, names and name change in Ireland and South Africa’, Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies 26, 4 (2012). Successful revolutionaries often find themselves in a distinctly uneasy position vis-à-vis the cultural burden of the pre-revolution which they inherit. Establishing a stable and effective government […]


There is a wonderful self-assurance about the zero-sum game when you are always on the winning side. The winnings may not amount to much materially or objectively. That is not the point. The feeling of winning is itself the most important of the winnings. Joseph lee on settler Unionists, native Catholics and the zero-sum contest […]


John Patrick Montaño, The Roots of English Colonialism in Ireland (Cambridge University Press, 2011). This is a major new study of the cultural foundations of the Tudor plantations in Ireland and of early English imperialism more generally. John Patrick Montaño traces the roots of colonialism in the key relationship of cultivation and civility in Tudor England and […]


Arena Journal 37/38 (2012). Introduction John Hinkson, ‘Why settler colonialism?’. Time Edward Cavanagh, ‘History, time and the indigenist critique’. Elizabeth Strakosch and Alissa Macoun, ‘The vanishing endpoint of settler colonialism’. Sarah Maddison, ‘Seven generations behind: Representing native nations’. Bodies Mary O’Dowd, ‘Embodying the Australian nation and silencing history’. Gaia Giuliani, ‘The colour lines of settler […]


James Belich, ‘Review: Jerry H. Bentley (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of World History’, English Historical Review (2012). Relevant extract (but the review is worth canvassing in its entirety, absolutely): Duara’s decision to exclude settler colonialism from his ‘modern imperialism’ is also problematic. The hard fact is that three and one-third (Russian Asia) of the world’s […]


Brian Mac Cuarta SJ (ed.), Reshaping Ireland, 1550-1700: Colonization and its Consequences (Dublin: four Courts Press, 2011). This collection extends our understanding of the colonial paradigm in early modern Ireland. An appraisal of Tudor government policy is complemented by one soldier’s view of late Elizabethan developments. Plantation cartography and building, colonial discourse, the peerage, Caroline […]


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Making Settler Colonial Space: Perspectives on Race, Place and Identity (Palgrave UK, 2010) Edited by Tracey Banivanua Mar and Penelope Edmonds. To be launched by Patrick Wolfe. The new journal, settler colonial studies, introduced by Jane Carey and Lorenzo Veracini. When: Thursday 30th June, 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start Where: Gertrudes Brown Couch, 30 Gertrude […]


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 […]