The Anticolonial Settler: Reflections on citizenship, violence and decolonisation

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Weizman, E. (2022). The Anticolonial Settler: Reflections on citizenship, violence and decolonisation. Citizenship Studies.
AuthorsWeizman, E.
Abstract

Focusing on Israel/Palestine, this article explores the role of anticolonial settler-citizens, discussing how they may advance or impede struggles to dismantle the settler state. It shows how in settler states citizenship is founded on, and functions through, violence. It then analyses how the settler colonial condition imposes a set of paradoxes on those settler-citizens who wish to resist the colonial condition, thus limiting possibilities for settler solidarity and co-resistance. It shows that the role of violence and non-violence in the (anti)colonial project is key to unravelling the impossibility of bridging the inherent fault line of being anticolonial while remaining settlers. Lessons from other past and present decolonisation struggles teach us that settler solidarity and co-resistance must centre indigenous struggles and take leadership from them, in ways acceptings the uncertainty of the settlers’ post-decolonisation future. Only such recognition can allow genuine allyship and solidarity and with it hope for such a future.

KeywordsSettler citizenship; resistance; violence; allyship; anticolonial struggle
Year2022
JournalCitizenship Studies
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1362-1025
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Accepted15 Mar 2022
Deposited29 Apr 2022
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Citizenship Studies on [date of publication], available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/

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