Colonial Lives of Property in South Australia, British Columbia, and Palestine

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The idea of this conversation with Brenna Bhandar was at the base of the editorial process for this issue. Her book, Colonial Lives of Property: Law, Land, and Racial Regimes of Ownership (2018) is indeed instrumental in thinking of the laws that enable settler colonialism to be implemented durably, in particular through the conceptualization of private property. As we discuss, the commonalities created by colonialism between distant geographies also allows us to think of new forms of internationalist solidarities between them.

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Photo of Brenna Bhandar’s book Colonial Lives of Property: Law, Land, and Racial Regimes of Ownership at The Funambulist office (“From Turtle Island to Palestine” artwork by Michael DeForge in the background). / Photo by Léopold Lambert (2022).