Settler Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview

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Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 10, 2010 - History - 182 pages
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Settler colonialism is a global and transnational phenomenon, and as much a thing of the present as a thing of the past. In this book, Lorenzo Veracini explores the settler colonial 'situation' and explains how there is no such thing as neo-settler colonialism or post-settler colonialism because settler colonialism is a resilient formation that rarely ends. Not all migrants are settlers: settlers come to stay, and are founders of political orders who carry with them a distinct sovereign capacity. And settler colonialism is not colonialism: settlers want Indigenous people to vanish (but can make use of their labour before they are made to disappear). Sometimes settler colonial forms operate within colonial ones, sometimes they subvert them, sometimes they replace them. But even if colonialism and settler colonialism interpenetrate and overlap, they remain separate as they co-define each other. 

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Population
16
Sovereignty
53
Consciousness
75
Copyright

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LORENZO VERACINI is Queen Elizabeth II Fellow at the Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Israel and Settler Society (2006).

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