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The Settler Colonial Present


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Lorenzo Veracini
    Pages 1-12
  3. Lorenzo Veracini
    Pages 13-31
  4. Lorenzo Veracini
    Pages 32-48
  5. Lorenzo Veracini
    Pages 49-67
  6. Lorenzo Veracini
    Pages 68-94
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 110-160

About this book


The Settler Colonial Present explores the ways in which settler colonialism as a specific mode of domination informs the global present. It presents an argument regarding its extraordinary resilience and diffusion and reflects on the need to imagine its decolonisation.


Colonialism Settler Colonialism Accumulation by Dispossession Indigenisation colonialism decolonisation decolonization settler

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Swinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

About the authors

Lorenzo Veracini is Associate Professor in History at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. His research focuses on the comparative history of colonial systems and settler colonialism. He has authored Israel and Settler Society (2006) and Settler Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview (2010). Lorenzo is managing editor of Settler Colonial Studies.

Bibliographic information


“Veracini possesses a profound historiographical awareness. The Settler Colonial Present offers a useful and impressive synthesis of settler colonial literature from which students and scholars wanting to deepen their understanding of the field may easily draw. The author’s ambitious agenda should be commended, as … the book is a stimulating testament to the yet uncapped potential of a growing field.” (Martin Crevier, Social History, Vol. 53 (109), November, 2020)