Introduction to Decolonisation

Module Guide: Week 3

‘Land back’ and settler colonialism

The third session will explore the material aspect of decolonisation which focuses on ‘land back’. This will involve conversations about settler colonialism and its historic and present manifestation, which can be understood using a close inspection of key case studies. There will also be an examination of how ‘land back’ decolonisation fits within the broader context of the decolonisation movement/debate.

Required Readings:

Suggested Readings:

  • Wolfe, Patrick. (2006. Settler colonialism and the elimination of the native. Journal of Genocide Research, 8(4), 387-409.
  • Mikdashi, M. (17 July 2012). ‘What is settler colonialism?’.
  • Arvin, M., Tuck, E., and Morrill, A. (2013). Decolonising Feminism: Challenging Connections between Settler Colonialism and Heteropatriarchy. Feminist Formations, 25(1), 8-34.
  • Whyte, K. (2018). Settler Colonialism, Ecology, and Environmental Injustice. Environment and Society, 9(1), 125-144.
  • Dana, T. and Jarbawi, A. (2017). A Century of Settler Colonialism in Palestine: Zionism’s Entangled Project. Brown Journal of World Affairs, 24(1), 1-23.
  • Salamanca, O.J., Qato, M., Rabi, K., & Samour, S. (2012). Past is present: settler colonialism in Palestine. Settler Colonial Studies, 2(1), 1-8.
  • Mamdani, M. (2015). Settler colonialism: then and now. Critical Inquiry, 41(3), 596-614.
  • Mushtaq, S., & Amin, M. (2021). ‘We will memorise our home’: exploring settler colonialism as an interpretive framework for Kashmir. Third World Quarterly, 42(12), 3012-3029.