Precarious intimacies: Cross-cultural violence and proximity in settler colonial economies of the Pacific Rim

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Edmonds, Penelope and Nettelbeck, Amanda. (2018) Precarious intimacies: Cross-cultural violence and proximity in settler colonial economies of the Pacific Rim. In In P. Edmonds and A. Nettelbeck (Ed.). Intimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony: Economies of Dispossession around the Pacific Rim pp. 1 - 21 Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76231-9_1
AuthorsEdmonds, Penelope and Nettelbeck, Amanda
EditorsP. Edmonds and A. Nettelbeck
Abstract

The development of settler colonial cultures was deeply dependent upon the everyday proximity of Indigenous and settler workers; yet we know surprisingly little of how the precarious intimacies arising from that proximity were intrinsically connected to forms of colonial violence. This chapter examines recent trends in colonial, postcolonial, and feminist scholarship to unpack how violence and intimacy were intertwined in the settler colonial encounter, and how this connection was embedded in the formation of settler colonial economies around the Pacific Rim. Considering a wider range of colonial dynamics beyond formal labour relations, it considers the role of ideological, moral, and emotional economies in shaping the complex colonial relationships that formed the building blocks of modern settler states.

Keywordssettler colony; colonial economy; colonial violence; deborah bird rose; Australian Agricultural Company
Page range1 - 21
Year2018
Book titleIntimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony: Economies of Dispossession around the Pacific Rim
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Place of publicationSwitzerland
SeriesCambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
ISBN9783319762302
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76231-9_1
Research GroupInstitute for Humanities and Social Sciences
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