Archiving Settler Colonialism: Culture, Race, and Space brings together 15 essays from across the globe, to capture a moment in settler colonial studies that turns increasingly towards new cultural archives for settler colonial research. Essays on hitherto under-examined materials—including postage stamps, musical scores, urban parks, and psychiatric records—reflect on how cultural texts archive moments of settler self-fashioning. Archiving Settler Colonialism also expands settler colonial studies’ reach as an international academic discipline, bringing together scholarly research about the British breakaway settler colonies with underanalyzed non-white, non-Anglophone settler societies. The essays together illustrate settler colonial cultures as—for all their similarities—ultimately divergent constructions, locally situated and produced of specific power relations within the messy operations of imperial domination.
Table of Contents
Contents;Introduction;List of Figures ;Notes on Contributors ;Acknowledgements; 1.Settler Colonialism and Its Cultural Archives: Ways of Reading Yu-ting Huang and Rebecca Weaver-Hightower PART I. Spaces, Sites, and Scales 2. More than Just Symbols: Re-Surfacing Indigenous Place in the Far North of New Zealand Avril Bell; 3. Arthur H. Adams and Australasian Narratives of the Colonial World
Helen Bones; 4. The Settler Urban Landscape of a British Concession— Victoria Park in Tianjin, China Yichi Zhang; PART II. Subordinate Settlers 5. Colony at the Crossroads: The "Translated" Settlement of Texas under Stephen F. Austin
Adam Nemmers; 6. German Settler Colonialism in Southern Brazil in German Documentary Films of the 1930s Frederik Schulze; 7. "They Become Some Thing Like the Natives": Liberia, Colonization, and the Rhetoric of Belonging
Jeffrey A. Mullins; PART III. Variations in Genres 8. William Henry Bell: Composing and the Art Music Frontier in Cape Town
Claudia Jansen van Rensburg; 9.Landscape and Settler Nationalism in the "White Dominions" Damian Skinner and Lize van Robbroeck
; 10.The Visual Rhetoric of Settler Stamps: Rhodesia's Rebellion and the Projection of Sovereignty
Josiah Brownell;PART IV. Settler Psyches 11.Murder for White Consumption? Jimmy Governor and the Bush Ballad
Meg Foster; 12. Queering Settler Romance: The Reparative Eugenic Landscape in Nora Strange’s Kenyan Novels
Elizabeth W. Williams; 13. Settler Colonial Thought and Psychiatric Practice in Early 20th-century British Columbia, Canada Kathryn McKay; PART V. Settler Languages 14. Reprinting the Past: Persisting German Settler Narratives in Namibia Today
Martin Kalb; 15. The Settler Baroque: Decay and Creolization in Chang Kuei-hsing's Borneo Rainforest Novels
Yu-ting Huang; 16.“Being Hawaiian” in Pidgin: The Literature of John Dominis Holt and Brandy Nālani McDougall
Kara Hisatake ; Afterword; 17. The Global Archive of Liminal Settlement
Yu-ting Huang is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University, USA.
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower is Professor of English at North Dakota State University, USA.