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Domestic Colonies: The Turn Inward to Colony

Barbara Arneil


Colonization is generally defined as a process by which states settle and dominate foreign lands or peoples. Thus, modern colonies are assumed to be outside Europe and the colonized non-European. This volume contends such definitions of the colony, the colonized, and colonization need to be fundamentally rethought in light of hundreds of ‘domestic colonies’ proposed and/or created by governments and civil society organizations initially within Europe in the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries and then beyond. The three categories of domestic colonies in this book are labour co ... More

Keywords: colonialism, disability, labour colonies, labour history, eugenics, farm colonies, utopian colonies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198803423
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198803423.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Arneil, author
Professor and Head of the Political Science Department, University of British Columbia