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Rethinking Settler Colonialism


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List of figures Notes on contributors Acknowledgements Introduction: Memory and history in settler colonialism - Annie E. Coombes Artists pages: Lisa Reihana, Berni Searle and Brook Andrew Part I: Colonial culture: institutions and practices 1. Active Remembrance: Testimony, memoir and the work of reconciliation - Gillian Whitlock 2. Solly Sachs, the Great Trek and Jan van Riebeeck: Settler pasts and racial identities in the Garment Workers Union, 1938-52 - Leslie Witz 3. From prisoners to exhibits: representations of 'Bushmen' of the Northern Cape, 1880-1900 - Martin Legassick Part II: The ordering of culture: new nations for old 4. Taonga, Marae,Whenua - Negotiating custodianship: a Maori tribal response to Te Papa: Museum of New Zealand - Paul Tapsell 5. Auckland's centrepiece: unsettled identities, unstable monuments - Leonard Bell 6. Show times: de-celebrating the Canadian nation, decolonising the Canadian Museum. 1967-92 - Ruth B. Phillips 7. The uses of Captain Cook: early exploration in the public history of Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia - Nicholas Thomas 8. Selective memory: the British Empire Exhibition and national histories of art - Christine Boyanoski Part III: Engagement and resistance 9. Challenging the myth of indigenous peoples' 'last stand' in Canada and Australia: public discourse and the conditions of silence - Elizabeth Furniss 10. Being Indian the South African way: the development of Indian identity in 1940s Durban - Parvathi Raman 11. An education in White brutality: Anthony Martin Fernando and Australian Aboriginal rights in global context - Fiona Paisley Part IV: New subjectivities and the politics of reconciliation 12. New World poetics of place: along the Oregon Trail and in the National Museum of Australia - Deborah Bird Rose 13. Subjectivities of Whiteness - Sarah Nuttall Select bibliography Index

About the Author

Annie E. Coombes is Professor of Material and Visual Culture at Birkbeck College, University of London


' - the volume is well balanced, thoughtfully edited, and timely.' Alana M. Vincent, The Kelvingrove Review - [a] stimulating and insightful collection. Alison Brown, British Journal of Canadian Studies

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