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

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Volume: 11

June 1995 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
What relationship exists between indigenous and settler/immigrant populations? This fascinating volume answers this question by examining societies where Europeans have settled and become politically dominant over indigenous people-and where a heterogeneous society has developed in class, ethnic, and racial terms. A distinguished cast of contributors explores the racial and ethnic cleavages of such societies and invites comparison with a variety of contemporary societies that have involved encounters between native and migrant groups. In all the case studies discussed (New Zealand, Australia, Zimbabwe, Algeria, Israel, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Canada, and South Africa), special attention is paid to the role of gender. For scholars and students in the fields of gender studies, race and ethnic studies, sociology, and political theory, this book is a must.
John H Stanfield II
Foreword
Daiva Stasiulis and Nira Yuval-Davis
Introduction
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
Canada

 
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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Daiva K Stasiulis

Daiva Stasiulis and co-author Abigail Bakan were awarded the Canadian Women’s Studies Association annual book prize for Negotiating Citizenship: Migrant Women in Canada and the Global System (London: Palgrave, 2003; University of Toronto, 2005). They were also invited to give the plenary address to the association on May 30, 2007.... More About Author

Nira Yuval-Davis

Nira Yuval-Davis is Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at The University of East London. More About Author

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