Indigenous Feminisms

Indigenous Feminisms Found online here academia IndFeminism occupies a rich and meaningful albeit uncomfortable history in Indigenous communities in the UnitedStates This chapter examines that history in relati

  • Title: Indigenous Feminisms
  • Author: Joanne Barker
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 172
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  • Found online here academia 14991489 IndFeminism occupies a rich and meaningful, albeit uncomfortable, history in Indigenous communities in the UnitedStates This chapter examines that history in relation to the women s suffrage and civil rights movements It arguesthat in deflection and invitation of feminist politics during these movements, IndigenousFound online here academia 14991489 IndFeminism occupies a rich and meaningful, albeit uncomfortable, history in Indigenous communities in the UnitedStates This chapter examines that history in relation to the women s suffrage and civil rights movements It arguesthat in deflection and invitation of feminist politics during these movements, Indigenous scholars, activists, andartists not necessarily mutually exclusive demonstrate the primacy of sovereignty and self determination in theirunderstandings of how feminism is or is not relevant to them, clarifying the constitutive role of US imperialism,racism, and sexism in how feminism has been dis articulated At the same time, it argues that Indigenous feminismhas assertedthe polity of the Indigenous the unique governance, territory, and culture of an Indigenous people ina system of non human relationships and responsibilities to one another In doing so, Indigenous feminismsrearticulate the futurity of indigeneity in political coalition with non Indigenous peoples against the ongoing socialforces of US imperialism, racism, and sexism

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    1. "Indigenous Feminisms" was an interesting essay by Lenape scholar Joanne Barker discussing the disparity between white feminism and the advancement of any other type of peoples in the United States and its history. Barker discusses how Indigenous societies had developed their own feminist viewpoints central to their culture — listing a ton of great Indigenous women authors that I'll have to check out — but these women and viewpoints were ignored both in favor of stronger men in their societi [...]

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