Sites 14(1) Special Issue now available

This Special Issue of Sites, ‘Carceral Continuities: Indigenous Peoples and the Colonial Politics of Prisons’, emerges from contributions to the 2016 conference Space, Race, Bodies II: Sovereignty and Migration in a Carceral Age, which combined activist and academic insights to address the nexus between Indigenous sovereignty, criminal justice, and the incarceration of peoples of colour. This collection of essays variously explores these themes within the Australian, Canadian and Aotearoa New Zealand contexts, by focusing on the violent management and regulation of Indigenous life by the settler colonial state. What our contributors reveal is an on-going, multipronged assault on Indigenous sovereignty: whether in public spaces, prisons, or rural Indigenous communities, the supremacy of the state violently reinscribes itself at the expense of Indigenous existence.