Precarious Intimacies: Cross-Cultural Violence and Proximity in Settler Colonial Economies of the Pacific Rim

Penelope Edmonds, Amanda Nettelbeck

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Violence and interracial intimacy were intertwined at all levels of the settler colonial encounter and, in equal measures, were fundamental to the shaping of modern settler states. The development of settler colonial cultures was deeply dependent upon the everyday proximity of Indigenous and settler workers, and yet we know surprisingly little of how the intimacies arising from that proximity were intrinsically connected to forms of colonial violence. Inspired by new insights derived from feminist and post-colonial perspectives, this collection sets out to interrogate the nexus between violence and intimacy and to explore their intermixed place in the formation of settler colonial societies around the Pacific Rim.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony
Subtitle of host publicationEconomies of Dispossession around the Pacific Rim
EditorsP. Edmonds , A. Nettelbeck
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-76231-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-76230-2
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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