Travis Wysote and Erin Morton, “’The depth of the plough’: white settler tautologies and pioneer lies,” Settler Colonial Studies, Latest Articles (February 2019): 1-26.
“What it’s about: This piece relies on the image of the oxen and the plough as a visual symbol of white settler tautology regarding the history of Mi’kma’ki as an example of the violence of the colonial state. The focus is on what the authors refer to as “the pioneer lie,” that establishes white settlers as the rightful owners of Mi’kma’ki, naturalizes the transformation of Indigenous landscapes, and transforms resistant and complex Indigenous persons into consenting subjects. …”
“Today’s feature is “Killjoys, Academic Citizenship, and the Politics of Getting Along,” a roundtable conversation between Heather Igloliorte, Alice Ming Wai Jim, Erin Morton, Charmaine A. Nelson, Cheli Nighttraveller, AJ Ripley, Carla Taunton, Tamara Vukov, Susan Cahill, and Kristy A. Holmes published in TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies.
Quote: “In the neoliberal academy, as workload expectations continue to spiral upwards, the notion of good “academic citizenship” is invoked to discipline those scholars whose commitments are not exclusively to the academy.” (p. 190)”