settler colonial studies
settler colonial studies is a peer reviewed academic journal, which is published twice a year. We have established it to respond to what we believe is a growing demand for reflection and critical scholarship on settler colonialism as a distinct social and historical formation. We aim to establish settler colonial studies as a distinct field of scholarly research. Scholars and students will find and contribute to historically-oriented research and analyses covering contemporary issues. However, we also aim to present multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, involving areas like history, law, genocide studies, indigenous, colonial and postcolonial studies, anthropology, historical geography, economics, politics, sociology, international relations, political science, literary criticism, cultural and gender studies and philosophy.
The essay should include a title page, with a 300-word abstract and list of no more than six keywords, along with the author’s full name, affiliation and contact details. The author’s name must not appear anywhere in the main text.
The articles should be framed in one of the following ways:
- Single case-studies, preferably research aimed at furthering theoretical analysis;
- Contributions to a theoretical appraisal or description of settler colonialism (how it works, where it appears, etc.);
- Applications of critical theory, or a particular thematic approach, to one or more settler colonial place or idea;
- Comparative or transnational analyses involving two or more settler sites;
- Research focusing on evolving relationships between settlers and indigenous peoples;
- Analyses of legal and political ramifications of settler colonial phenomena.
The journal will be accepting feature articles (approx. 6000-9000 words), review articles/essays and discussion papers (1500 words or more). All articles that are submitted to this journal will undergo a peer review process.
Endnotes, not footnotes. Examples:
Firstname Lastname, ‘Journal Article: Subtitle’, settler colonial studies 1, 1 (2011), pp. 1-20.
Lastname, ‘Journal Article’, pp. 10-4.
Firstname Lastname, Monograph: Subtitle (Place: Publisher, Year), pp. 5.
Lastname, Monograph, p. 7.
Firstname Lastname, ‘Chapter’, in Firstname Lastname and Firstname Lastname (eds), Edited Collection (Place: Publisher, Year), pp. 5-25.
For websites: Firstname Lastname (if authored), 'Page Title', < http://www.url.com >, Accessed 1 Nov 2010.
For newspapers, periodicals: Sydney Morning Herald (21 June 1844).
Anglo-Australian/Anglo-Canadian English (e.g. -ise not -ize, colour not color, etc.) and ‘in-sentence single inverted-comma quotes’, 'with "quotes-in-quotes" like this', but otherwise loyal to the Chicago Manual of Style. Writing must be presented in a clear, 12-point font, with double spacing and regular margins. Do not indent regular paragraphs. Quotes larger than 40 words should appear indented. ‘Nineteenth’, not ‘19th’.
The decision whether or not to capitalise the term ‘indigenous’ – along with all other ethnic/national/racial terms – is to be made by the author, providing that: (a) their usage is in line with a current trend in their particular field, or region, of study; and (b) it is accompanied by a footnote explaining the author’s reasons for making their decision.
More specific formatting questions can be directed to the editors; otherwise, consult the published issues and emulate exactly.
Copyright noticeAuthors retain copyright of their articles and are free to publish them elsewhere. Back issues are published here under an Australian Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd) licence, which means that the work may be freely copied and distributed, provided that it is not altered in any way or used for commercial purposes, and provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the author and to the journal.
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Vol 2, No 2 (2012)Download full issue
|Lorenzo Veracini||Introducing settler colonial studies|
|Patrick Wolfe||After the Frontier: Separation and Absorption in US Indian Policy|
|Scott Lauria Morgensen||The Biopolitics of Settler Colonialism: Right Here, Right Now|
|Ivan Sablin, Maria Savelyeva||Mapping Indigenous Siberia: Spatial Changes and Ethnic Realities, 1900-2010|
|Jo Smith||Aotearoa/New Zealand: An Unsettled State in a Sea of Islands|
|Carol Summers||Boys, Brats and Education: Reproducing White Maturity in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1915-1935|
|Edward Cavanagh||Review Essay: Discussing Settler Colonialism’s Spatial Cultures|
|Jim Windeyer||Foreword: Richard Windeyer (1806-1847)|
|Richard Windeyer||Historical Document: Richard Windeyer, On the Rights of the Aborigines of Australia: A Lecture|
|Edward Cavanagh, Lorenzo Veracini||Afterword: On the Rights of the Settlers of Australia|
|Gary Fields||Photo Feature: Landscapes of Occupation in Palestine|