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Red skin, white masks : Rejecting the colonial politics of recognition / Glen Sean Coulthard ; foreword by Taiaiake Alfred.

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design E92 .C68 2014 (Text) 30237860 Book Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780816679652 (pb : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0816679657 (pb : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780816679645 (hc : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0816679649 (hc : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 229 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, c2014.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Foreword / Taiaiake Alfred -- Introduction: Subjects of empire -- The politics of recognition in colonial contexts -- For the land: The Dene nation's struggle for self-determination -- Essentialism and the gendered politics of aboriginal self-government -- Seeing red: Reconciliation and resentment -- The plunge into the chasm of the past: Fanon, self-recognition, and decolonization -- Conclusion: Lessons from Idle No More: The future of Indigenous activism -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
In a work of critically engaged political theory, Glen Sean Coulthard challenges recognition as a method of organizing difference and identity in liberal politics, questioning the assumption that contemporary difference and past histories of destructive colonialism between the state and Indigenous people can be reconciled through a process of acknowledgment. Coulthard examines an alternative politics - one that seeks to revalue, reconstruct, and redeploy Indigenous cultural practices based on self-recognition rather than on seeking appreciation from the very agents of colonialism. Coulthard demonstrates how a "place-based" modification of Karl Marx's theory of "primitive accumulation" throws light on Indigenous-state relations in settler-colonial contexts and how Frantz Fanon's critique of colonial recognition shows that this relationship reproduces itself over time. In addressing the core tenets of Indigenous resistance movements, like Red Power and Idle No More, Coulthard offers fresh insights into the politics of active decolonization.
Subject: Indians of North America > Canada > Government relations.
Indians of North America > Canada > Politics and government.
Indians of North America > Legal status, laws, etc. > Canada.
Indians, Treatment of > Canada.
Indians of North America > Civil rights > Canada.
Canada > Ethnic relations > Political aspects.
Topic Heading: First Nation.

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