Settler Colonial Infrastructure: Necropolitics and Ecology in the U.S. and Palestine

Alzaroo, Lubna. Settler Colonial Infrastructure: Necropolitics and Ecology in the U.S. and Palestine. 2020. University of Washington, PhD dissertation.
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This dissertation explores the representation of infrastructure in a settler colonial context in U.S and Palestinian Literature. It is particularly interested in representations of what I term “settler colonial infrastructure” such as National Parks, waste disposal sites and dams in American and Palestinian narratives. It argues that these infrastructures are implicated in the population management of BIPOC communities by virtue of their establishment within a settler colonial apparatus. It also demonstrates the way ecological protection can contribute to the ongoing processes of settler colonialism. It does this through an analysis of eight different narratives that are cross-genre and multimodal including novels, digital texts, a family memoir and a short story.

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