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An edition of As We Have Always Done (2017)

As We Have Always Done

Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance

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"Across North America, Indigenous acts of resistance have in recent years opposed the removal of federal protections for forests and waterways in Indigenous lands, halted the expansion of tar sands extraction and the pipeline construction at Standing Rock, and demanded justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women. In As We Have Always Done, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson locates Indigenous political resurgence as a practice rooted in uniquely Indigenous theorizing, writing, organizing, and thinking. Indigenous resistance is a radical rejection of contemporary colonialism focused around refusing the dispossession of Indigenous bodies and land. Simpson makes clear that the resistance's goal can no longer be cultural resurgence as a mechanism for inclusion in a multicultural mosaic. Instead, she calls for unapologetic, place-based Indigenous alternatives to the destructive logics of the settler colonial state, including heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalist exploitation."--Dust jacket.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : my radical resurgent present
Nishnaabeg brilliance as radical resurgence theory
Kwe as resurgent method
The attempted dispossession of kwe
Nishnaabeg internationalism
Nishnaabeg anticapitalism
Endlessly creating our indigenous selves
The sovereignty of indigenous peoples' bodies
Indigenous queer normativity
Land as pedagogy
"I see your light" : reciprocal recognition and generative refusal
Embodied resurgent practice and coded disruption
Constellations of coresistance
Conclusion : toward radical resurgent struggle.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-281) and index.

Indigenous Americas


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E99.C6 S659 2017, E99.C6S659 2017, E99.C6S659 2020

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312 pages
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1517903866, 1517903874
9781517903862, 9781517903879
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