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Unsettling Settler Societies

Unsettling Settler Societies
Articulations of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class

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Volume: 11

June 1995 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Settler societies' are those in which Europeans have settled and become politically dominant over indigenous people, and where a heterogenous society has developed in class, ethnic and racial terms. They offer a unique prism for understanding the complex relations of gender, race, ethnicity and class in contemporary societies.

Unsettling Settler Societies brings together a distinguished cast of contributors to explore these relations in both material and discursive terms. They look at the relation between indigenous and settler/immigrant populations, focusing in particular on women's conditions and politics. The book examines how the process of development of settler societies, and the positions of indigenous and migrant peoples within them, reflects the place of these societies (New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Algeria and Israel) within a global economy.

John H Stanfield II
Daiva Stasiulis and Nira Yuval-Davis
Beyond Dichotomies - Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class in Settler Societies

Wendy Larner and Paul Spoonley
Post-Colonial Politics in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Jan Jindy Pettman
Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Australia
Daiva Stasiulis and Radha Jhappan
The Fractious Politics of a Settler Society

Dolores Janiewski
Gendering, Racializing and Classifying
Settler Colonization in the United States, 1590-1990

Natividad Guti[ac]errez
Miscegenation as Nation-Building
Indian and Immigrant Women in Mexico

Sarah A Radcliffe
Five Centuries of Gendered Settler Society
Conquerors, Natives and Immigrants in Peru

Elaine Unterhalter
Constructing Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity
State and Opposition Strategies in South Africa

Susie Jacobs
Gender Divisions and the Formation of Ethnicities in Zimbabwe
Anissa H[ac]elie
Between `Becoming M'tourni' and `Going Native'
Gender and Settler Society in Algeria

Nahla Abdo and Nira Yuval-Davis
Palestine, Israel and the Zionist Settler Project

`....Unsettling Settler Societies: Articulations of Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class, meets the needs of both authors and readers who look for more flexible frameworks of analysis and consider that dualistic terms like `race' vs class, state vs individual or centre vs periphery are too simple.... An unusually wide range of issues... are connected and juggled with and skilfully kept together.... Unsettling Settler Societies is of high quality. Being rather broad in scope and time, the volume invites other scholars to build upon the efforts of the various contributors to integrate qualitative and quantitative methods. Without doubt the wealth of references will stimulate ideas.' Development and Change

'Due to lack of space, I cannot report the ten case studies, but the potential reader should know that they are all excellent and definitely worth reading.... the book is an important supplement to current debates on the intertwining of "race", class, gender and ethnicity. It gives the reader a clue why the decolonization process is such a long-lasting, contradictory and painful development - in some cases even a "mission impossible".... this book has opened the road for a new discussion and I am looking forward to its follow-up' - The European Journal of Women's Studies

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