Settler Colonialism as Structure

  title={Settler Colonialism as Structure},
  author={E. N. Glenn},
  journal={Sociology of Race and Ethnicity},
  pages={52 - 72}
  • E. N. Glenn
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Understanding settler colonialism as an ongoing structure rather than a past historical event serves as the basis for an historically grounded and inclusive analysis of U.S. race and gender formation. The settler goal of seizing and establishing property rights over land and resources required the removal of indigenes, which was accomplished by various forms of direct and indirect violence, including militarized genocide. Settlers sought to control space, resources, and people not only by… Expand
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