Breaking History podcast- Episode 28: Settler-Colonialism in World History

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Breaking History: A World History Podcast  
Episode 28: Settler-Colonialism in World History
Please join Bridget, James, Matt, and Thanasis as we talk about settler-colonialism in world history! What is settler-colonialism? What are settler-colonies and how did they develop differently? Replacing indigenous populations or ruling over those populations? Who belongs and who is erased in the public perception of the nation? We discuss the "blank space" presented by settlers to push indigenous people out and the differing intentions of settler-colonies. We talk about how hyper-masculinity explicitly defines political systems of settler-colonialism. Did settler-colonialism produce whiteness or was it something different? How does settler-colonialism fit into the larger imperial project? What does it mean to live in a settler-colonial society today?
Books mentioned in the episode:
Islands of White: Settler Society and Culture in Kenya and Southern Rhodesia, 1890-1939
by Dane Kennedy
Drawing the Global Colour Line: White Men's Countries and the International Challenge of Racial Equality
by Marilyn Lake,  Henry Reynolds
Settler Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview
by Lorenzo Veracini
Settler Colonialism and the Transformation of Anthropology: The Politics and Poetics of an Ethnographic Event
by Patrick Wolfe
Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Race
by Patrick Wolfe
The Breaking History podcast is a production of the Northeastern University History Graduate Student Association.
Producers and Sound Editors: Matt Bowser, Cassie Cloutier, and Dan Squizzero
Theme Music: Kieran Legg
Today's hosts were: Matt Bowser, Bridget Keown, Thanasis Kinias, Jamie Parker, James Robinson