Tag: Life on the Frontier

Commentary: The Environmental Anthropology of Settler Colonialism, Part II

colinhoag , May 16th, 2017

By Clint Carroll, University of Colorado Boulder § Settler colonial studies offers a set of analytical tools that can help make sense of environmental practices and politics—and their resulting effect…


Commentary: The Environmental Anthropology of Settler Colonialism, Part I

colinhoag , April 11th, 2017

By Zoe Todd, Carleton University § If we take seriously the work of Indigenous scholars on the Indigenous legal-governance systems of territories across what is now Canada, and if…


Wildlife Conservation and Settler Colonialism in the North American West

colinhoag , March 28th, 2017

Paul Berne Burow, Yale University § On May 3, 1933, a common brown buffalo cow gave birth to a snow-white bison calf on the National Bison Range near Moiese,…


Reclaiming Nature? Indigenous Homeland and Oil Sands Territory

Chitra , March 7th, 2017

Tara Joly, University of Aberdeen § Settler colonial relations construct the Athabasca region as extractive oil sands territory, yet the region remains homeland for Indigenous peoples, including Méti…


Building Out the Rat: Animal Intimacies and Prophylactic Settlement in 1920s South Africa

Chitra , February 7th, 2017

by Branwyn Polykett, University of Cambridge § In the years between the two world wars another global war was declared, the war on the rat. The rat was a stray…


Living with the Environmental and Social Legacy of U.S. Land Policy in the American West

therezamiller , January 24th, 2017

By Julie Brugger, University of Arizona § Looking out across the arid, mesquite- and saguaro-studded landscape of the Tonto Basin District of the Tonto National Forest (TNF) in central…


The Limits of Environmentalism at Earth’s End: Reindeer Eradication and the Heritage of Hunting in the Sub-Antarctic

Chitra , December 20th, 2016

By James J. A. Blair, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY) § In the Arctic Circle, a Russian public health plan to cull hundreds of thousands of…


Settler Colonialism and Weed Ecology

Chitra , November 2nd, 2016

Timothy Neale, Deakin’s University § *All photographs are by the author Two propositions to start: there is a significant parallel (or companionship) between settlers and weeds; and, there is…


Harvesting Ruins: The Im/Permanence of Work Camps and Reclaiming Colonized Landscapes in the Northern Alberta Oil Sands

Chitra , October 23rd, 2016

Janelle Marie Baker, Anthropology McGill University § *All photos taken by Janelle Marie Baker Abandoned work camp in Bigstone Cree Nation territory. My Nehiwayak (Cree) friends who have the…


Of Territorialization and Transplantation: The Contradictions of a Settler Garden in South Africa

colinhoag , October 18th, 2016

Derick Fay, UC Riverside Department of Anthropology § Located in what is now the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, the Haven Hotel is nested within concentric circles of…


Making Homeland (Haciendo Patria): Agrarian Change, Nationhood and Inter-Ethnic Relations at the Frontier of Colonial Expansion in Chile

therezamiller , September 27th, 2016

By Piergiorgio Di Giminiani, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile § As are many other valleys in the southern Andean region of Chile, Coilaco was the setting of some of the last…


Concrete and Livability in Occupied Palestine

colinhoag , September 20th, 2016

By Kali Rubaii, University of California, Santa Cruz § Portland Cement extracts the enduring time of rocks and mobilizes it to build quickly. Through heat, rock[1] is bound with…


Conjuring Property: An Interview with Jeremy Campbell

therezamiller , September 15th, 2016

Conjuring Property: Speculation and Environmental Futures in the Brazilian Amazon By Jeremy Campbell 2015. 256 pp. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press. § Theresa Miller (Postdoctoral Fellow, S…


Call for Posts: Life on the Frontier: The Environmental Anthropology of Settler Colonialism

colinhoag , July 14th, 2016

Een Suikerfabriek. Lithograph of a painting by Abraham Salm, 1865-1872. Tropenmuseum, part of the National Museum of World Cultures [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, vi…