Welcome to CASS

The Colonial and Settler Studies Network promotes critical inquiry into the history, theoretical framing, and contemporary legacies of colonialism on a global scale.

We create work that places colonial and settler colonial formations in comparative and connected frames.

CASS reflects the research strengths of our University of Wollongong members and fosters collaboration with other leading scholars in the field in Australia and internationally.

We hold seminars, conferences and other events. We are @cass_network on Twitter. To be included on our mailing list, email us at cass-admin@uow.edu.au.

Recent Posts

New book by Claire Lowrie – Masters and Servants

Claire Lowrie, Masters and Servants: Cultures of Empire in the Tropics
(Manchester University Press, 2016)

Masters and servants explores the politics of colonial mastery and domestic servitude in the neighbouring British colonies of Singapore and Darwin. Through an exploration of master-servant relationships within British, white Australian and Chinese homes, this book illustrates the centrality of the domestic realm to the colonial project. It is the first comparative history of domestic service and British colonialism in the tropics, and highlights the important role which ‘houseboys’ played in colonial households in the tropics and the common preference for Chinese ‘houseboys’ throughout Southeast Asia.

For more information see:
http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9780719095337/

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