Reconceptualising settler-colonialism and genocide with special reference to Palestine, Sri Lanka and Australia: reflections on Damien short’s redefining genocide: Settler colonialism, social death and ecocide

John Docker

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Abstract

Genocide studies are at a cross-road. In June 2016, the International Network of Genocide Scholars, sponsor of the Journal of Genocide Research, imperilled the future of genocide studies by aligning itself with Zionist Israel, which many scholars consider to be a genocidal settler-colonial perpetrator state. Almost at the same time, Damien Short’s important intervention Redefining Genocide was published, suggesting new directions for genocide studies in the Anthropocene and featuring Palestine as one of its case studies. In considering historical and ongoing genocides in Palestine, Sri Lanka, and Australia, Redefining Genocide inspires a rethinking of the relationship between genocide, settler-colonialism, and the state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-45
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017

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