SAGE Journal Articles

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Journal Article 14.1 Maddocks, I. (1975). Medicine and colonialism. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology, 11(3), 27–33. DOI: 10.1177/144078337501100306
Abstract: This paper is a search for a common theme to tie together three aspects of medical history in Papua New Guinea: (1) the pattern of disease as it has evolved from prehistory times to the present day, (2) the response of Papuans and New Guincans to this changing pattern of disease and to various kinds of medical intervention, and (3) the development of modern medical services across Papua New Guinea.

Journal Article 14.2 Crook, M., Short, D., & South, N. (2018) Ecocide, genocide, capitalism and colonialism: Consequences for indigenous peoples and glocal ecosystems environments. Theoretical Criminology, 22(3), 298–317. DOI: 10.1177/1362480618787176
Abstract: Continuing injustices and denial of rights of indigenous peoples are part of the long legacy of colonialism. Parallel processes of exploitation and injustice can be identified in relation to nonhuman species and/or aspects of the natural environment. International law can address some extreme examples of the crimes and harms of colonialism through the idea and legal definition of genocide, but the intimately related notion of ecocide that applies to nature and the environment is not yet formally accepted within the body of international law. In the context of this special issue reflecting on the development of green criminology, the article argues that the concept of ecocide provides a powerful tool. To illustrate this, the article explores connections between ecocide, genocide, capitalism and colonialism and discusses impacts on indigenous peoples and on local and global (glocal) ecosystems.

Journal Article 14.3 Sheth, D. L. (2013). India’s nationhood: History as contemporary politics. Studies in Indian Politics, 1(2), 127–133. DOI: 10.1177/2321023013507174
Abstract: The discipline of history has failed to recognize that it has always been affected by contemporary politics in diverse ways, despite attempts to maintain its autonomy. The article argues that unless the relationship between history and contemporary politics is defined, both would be misused for partisan ends. On this backdrop, the article explores relations between the two in the Indian context and argues that, in India, history was always influenced by political imperatives and contestations. History was used to affirm or deny the claims of the existence of an Indian nation since time immemorial. The article further argues that the use of history for the political project of historically constituting an Indian nation was integral to the events surrounding independence and partition.