In this Book

summary
Native Studies Keywords explores selected concepts in Native studies and the words commonly used to describe them, words whose meanings have been insufficiently examined. This edited volume focuses on the following eight concepts: sovereignty, land, indigeneity, nation, blood, tradition, colonialism, and indigenous knowledge. Each section includes three or four essays and provides definitions, meanings, and significance to the concept, lending a historical, social, and political context.
 
Take sovereignty, for example. The word has served as the battle cry for social justice in Indian Country. But what is the meaning of sovereignty? Native peoples with diverse political beliefs all might say they support sovereignty—without understanding fully the meaning and implications packed in the word.  
 
The field of Native studies is filled with many such words whose meanings are presumed, rather than articulated or debated. Consequently, the foundational terms within Native studies always have multiple and conflicting meanings. These terms carry the colonial baggage that has accrued from centuries of contested words.
 
Native Studies Keywords is a genealogical project that looks at the history of words that claim to have no history. It is the first book to examine the foundational concepts of Native American studies, offering multiple perspectives and opening a critical new conversation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title page, Editorial series, Copyright
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-xi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Sovereignty
  2. pp. 3-17
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Place Where We All Live and Work Together: A Gendered Analysis of “Sovereignty”
  2. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
  3. pp. 18-24
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Visual Sovereignty
  2. Michelle H. Raheja
  3. pp. 25-34
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Postcolonial Sovereignty
  2. Nandita Sharma
  3. pp. 35-58
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Land
  2. pp. 59-70
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Land as Life: Unsettling the Logics of Containment
  2. Mishuana Goeman
  3. pp. 71-89
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. No Island Is an Island
  2. Vicente M. Diaz
  3. pp. 90-108
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Indigeneity
  2. pp. 109-118
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Analytics of Indigeneity
  2. Maile Arvin
  3. pp. 119-129
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Genomic Articulations of Indigeneity
  2. Kim TallBear
  3. pp. 130-156
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Nation
  2. pp. 157-167
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Nationalism
  2. Scott Richard Lyons
  3. pp. 168-179
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Indigenous Nationhood
  2. Chris Andersen
  3. pp. 180-198
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Blood
  2. pp. 199-208
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Blood Policing
  2. Cedric Sunray
  3. pp. 209-220
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Mixed-Blood
  2. Andrea Smith
  3. pp. 221-232
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Tradition
  2. pp. 233-242
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Tradition and Indigenous Languages: Accessing Traditions Epistemologically Through Critical Analysis of Indigenous Languages
  2. Marcus Briggs-Cloud
  3. pp. 243-256
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Tradition and Performance
  2. Stephanie Nohelani Teves
  3. pp. 257-270
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Colonialism
  2. pp. 271-283
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Settler Colonialism
  2. Dean Itsuji Saranillio
  3. pp. 284-300
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Decolonization
  2. Kirisitina Sailiata
  3. pp. 301-308
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Indigenous Epistemologies/Knowledges
  2. pp. 309-318
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Native American Knowledges, Native American Epistemologies: Native American Languages as Evidence
  2. Jane H. Hill
  3. pp. 319-338
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Epistemology
  2. Dian Million
  3. pp. 339-346
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Editors and Contributors
  2. pp. 347-348
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 349-356
  3. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9780816501700
Related ISBN
9780816531509
MARC Record
OCLC
907618380
Pages
368
Launched on MUSE
2015-04-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.