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  • Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People: Colonialism, Nature, and Social Action
  • DR. KARI MARIE NORGAARD is a non-Native Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies at University of Oregon, author of Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions and Everyday Life (MIT Press, 2011), and other publications on the intersections of gend
  • 2019
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  • Published by: Rutgers University Press
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Finalist for the 2020 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems

Since time before memory, large numbers of salmon have made their way up and down the Klamath River. Indigenous management enabled the ecological abundance that formed the basis of capitalist wealth across North America. These activities on the landscape continue today, although they are often the site of intense political struggle. Not only has the magnitude of Native American genocide been of remarkable little sociological focus, the fact that this genocide has been coupled with a reorganization of the natural world represents a substantial theoretical void. Whereas much attention has (rightfully) focused on the structuring of capitalism, racism and patriarchy, few sociologists have attended to the ongoing process of North American colonialism. Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People draws upon nearly two decades of examples and insight from Karuk experiences on the Klamath River to illustrate how the ecological dynamics of settler-colonialism are essential for theorizing gender, race and social power today. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 1: Mutual Constructions of Race and Nature on the Klamath
  2. pp. 25-71
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  1. 2: Ecological Dynamics of Settler-Colonialism: Smokey Bear and Fire Suppression as Colonial Violence
  2. pp. 72-128
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  1. 3: Research as Resistance: Food, Relationships, and the Links between Environmental and Human Health
  2. pp. 129-164
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  1. 4: Environmental Decline and Changing Gender Practices: What Happens to Karuk Gender Practices When There Are No Fish or Acorns
  2. pp. 165-197
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  1. 5: Emotions of Environmental Decline: Karuk Cosmologies, Emotions, and Environmental Justice
  2. pp. 198-222
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  1. Conclusion: Climate Change as a Strategic Opportunity?
  2. pp. 223-240
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  1. Methodological Appendix
  2. pp. 241-244
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 245-248
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 249-256
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 257-282
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  1. Index
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813584225
Related ISBN(s)
9780813584195, 9780813584201, 9780813584218, 9781978808010
MARC Record
OCLC
1128797393
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-25
Language
English
Open Access
No

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