Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality, and by Joanne Barker

By Joanne Barker

Critically Sovereign lines the ways that gender is inextricably part of Indigenous politics and U.S. and Canadian imperialism and colonialism. The participants exhibit how gender, sexuality, and feminism paintings as co-productive forces of local American and Indigenous sovereignty, self-determination, and epistemology. a number of essays use more than a few literary and felony texts to investigate the construction of colonial house, the biopolitics of “Indianness,” and the collisions and collusions among queer idea and colonialism inside Indigenous reports. Others tackle the U.S. government’s criminalization of conventional different types of Diné marriage and sexuality, the Iñupiat people's altering conceptions of masculinity as they include the strategies of globalization, Hawai‘i’s same-sex marriage invoice, and tales of Indigenous girls falling in love with non-human beings akin to animals, crops, and stars. Following the politics of gender, sexuality, and feminism throughout those different old and cultural contexts, the participants query and reframe the puzzling over Indigenous wisdom, nationhood, citizenship, historical past, id, belonging, and the chances for a decolonial future.

members. Jodi A. Byrd, Joanne Barker, Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Mishuana Goeman,  J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Melissa ok. Nelson, Jessica Bissett Perea, Mark Rifkin

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