Settler Colonialism and Global Justice [S-19-49]
|Classes:||2 Sessions 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Fri 2:30 PM 05/03, 05/10|
From North America to Australia to Palestine/Israel to South Africa, historical processes of settler colonialism continue to structure present realities and pervasive forms of social injustice around the world. Using the 22 kind of transnational, comparative approach typically employed in the field of global studies, this course will examine settler colonialism and its rele- vance for contemporary questions of social justice. In the first session of this course, we will draw connections among a diverse range of global examples in order to develop a basic understanding of settler colonialism as a distinctive form of territorial conquest, state-building, and racial domination. In the second session, we will have a wide-ranging discussion about how we might use our knowledge of settler colonialism to approach contemporary questions of global justice in new ways.
John Collins is Professor of Global Studies at St. Lawrence University, where he teaches courses on topics such as globalization, news media, citizen journalism, nationalism, cultural studies, and contemporary Palestine. His most recent monograph, Global Palestine (2011), uses the concept of settler colonialism to explore the global significance of the Palestinian liberation struggle.