Colonial Violence, Humanitarianism and the Colonial Present

Rachel Standfield

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This review article examines three texts: a recently published edited collection in the field of historical research; a 2014 monograph in the field of historical geography; and a popular work of public history written by a lawyer, former academic and Indigenous affairs professional, which was published in 2011 and awarded the Iremonger Award for Writing on Public Issues. These texts represent attempts to grapple with fundamental issues of violence, humanitarianism and governance in colonial societies,
both historical and contemporary, with real breadth of temporal and spatial coverage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-191
Number of pages17
JournalLaw and History
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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