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Month: August 2021

New SouthHem Publication

New SouthHem Publication

Megan Kuster, ‘Global Commodity Chains and Local Use-Value: William Colenso, Natural History Collecting and Indigenous Labour’, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 22.2 (2021): https://muse.jhu.edu/article/801550 This essay explores both Indigenous responses to natural history collecting in nineteenth-century colonial New Zealand, and the methodological limitations and possibilities of using the colonial archive to explore such questions. In particular, the essay emphasizes the themes of knowledge production and the use-value of labour, raising questions about how scientists, collectors and Indigenous informants interacted…

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