Decolonization Not Inclusion

Indigenous Resistance to American Settler Colonialism

By Erich W. Steinman, Department of Sociology, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, USA, via Sage Journals

American Indians experience forms of domination and resist them through a wide range of decolonizing processes that are commonly overlooked, misidentified, or minimally analyzed by American sociology. This inattention reflects the naturalizing use of minoritizing frameworks regarding tribal members and ethnic rather than political conceptions of American Indian nationhood, membership, and identity. Drawing upon a settler colonial framework, the author uses an analytic typology to identify particular dimensions of settler colonialism, their manifestations, and indigenous action addressing those forms of power. Implications for race and ethnic scholarship and for indigenous participation in racial politics are considered.

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One response to “Decolonization Not Inclusion

  1. I’m surprised that for the kind of site this is that an article is behind a paywall. It looks well-worth reading, & its principal idea may also be applicable to places like Palestine.
    Can someone please give a link to where it can be read by those without the privilege of either lots of money or access to an institutional account.
    Thanks.

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