Making Space for Indigenous Feminism



The Majority Of Scholarly And Activist Opinion By And About Indigenous Women Claims That Feminism Is Irrelevant For Them Yet There Is Also An Articulate, Theoretically Informed And Activist Constituency That Identifies As FeministThis Book Is By And About Indigenous Feminists, Whose Work Demonstrates A Powerful And Original Intellectual And Political Contribution Demonstrating That Feminism Has Much To Offer Indigenous Women In Their Struggles Against Oppression And For Equality Indigenous Feminism Is International In Its Scope The Contributors Here Are From Canada, The USA, Sapmi Samiland , And Aotearoa New Zealand The Chapters Include Theoretical Contributions, Stories Of Political Activism, And Deeply Personal Accounts Of Developing Political Consciousness As Aboriginal FeministsMaking Space for Indigenous Feminism

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Making Space for Indigenous Feminism
  • Joyce Green
  • English
  • 05 July 2019
  • 1842779400

10 thoughts on “Making Space for Indigenous Feminism

  1. says:

    Chapter 1 Joyce Green, Taking Account of Aboriginal Feminism pp.20 32p.20 Aboriginal feminists raise issues of colonialism, racism and sexism, and the unpleasant synergy between these three violations of human rights Feminism is an ideology on a political analysis that takes women s experiences seriously, and it is played out politically by women s groups that generally have characteristic processes of organization and of action p.21 The characteristic of feminism be it socialist, ma Chapter 1 Joyce Green, Taking Account of Aboriginal Feminism pp.20 32p.20 Aboriginal feminists raise issues of colonialism, racism and sexism, and the unpleasant synergy between these three violations of human rights Feminism is an ideology on a political analysis that takes women s experiences seriously, and it is played out politically by women s groups that generally have characteristic processes of organization and of action p.21 The characteristic of feminism be it socialist, maternal, radical, liberal, Aboriginal, ecofeminist is that it takes gender seriously as a social organizing process and, within the context of patriarchal societies, seeks to identify the ways in which women are subordinated to men and how women can be emancipated from this subordination p.21 22 Some First Nations historically placed a high value on women s roles in society indeed, women in most Aboriginal cultures historically enjoyed farrespect, power and autonomy than did their European settler counterparts Yet contemporary Aboriginal women are subjected to patriarchal and colonial oppression within settler society and, in some contexts, in Aboriginal communities Some Aboriginal cultures and communities are patriarchal, either in cultural origin or because of incorporation of colonizer patriarchy p.22 Feminists in all patriarchal societies are denigrated, for they question the common understanding of what it means to be a good woman and a good man , and they challenge the social, political, economic, and cultural practices that validate, perpetuate and enforce these roles Aboriginal anti colonial political struggle confronts the dominant myths and political, social and economic practices that dignify, deny or perpetuate colonialism the enforced appropriation of Aboriginal nations land and resources and the denial of the conditions for self determination Colonialism is closely tied to racism and sexism p.23 Aboriginal feminism brings together the two critiques, feminism and anti colonialism, to show how Aboriginal peoples, and in particular Aboriginal women, are affected by colonialism and by patriarchy It takes account of how both racism and sexism fuse when brought to bear on Aboriginal women Feminism is also about building bridges to other movements working for social justice p.24 Aboriginal women stigmatized as feminist have endured political and social ostracization and threats of violence and of other punitive tactics, like being denied access to programs, funding and so on p.25 Aboriginal feminism seeks an Aboriginal liberation that includes women, and not just the conforming woman, but also the marginal and excluded, and especially the women who has been excluded from her community by virtue of colonial legislation and socio historical forces Thus, Aboriginal feminism is a theoretical engagement with history and politics, as well as a practical engagement with contemporary social, economic, cultural and political issues p.27 Too many Aboriginal women have been silenced or had their social and political roles minimized by invocations of appropriate tradition relative to women s voices and choices p.29 Feminist organizing has served as a political expression of commitment to community and has provided political education and experience for Aboriginal women p.30 The power of feminist analysis, solidarity and organizing allow women to both consider political and social conditions differently than malestream politicians do and to articulate different kinds of solutions

  2. says:

    This was really informative and well put together.

  3. says:

    305.488 M2357 2017

  4. says:

    I love the ideas and stories in this book It s sort of an anthology with a collection of different essays written by different indigenous women There were several different indigenous perspectives in this collection all with different styles of writing So some of the chapters especially near the beginning were a bit too academic, and I struggled to understand what the authors were saying at times I mean, I m a lawyer and found some of the words and sentence structures complicated and c I love the ideas and stories in this book It s sort of an anthology with a collection of different essays written by different indigenous women There were several different indigenous perspectives in this collection all with different styles of writing So some of the chapters especially near the beginning were a bit too academic, and I struggled to understand what the authors were saying at times I mean, I m a lawyer and found some of the words and sentence structures complicated and confusing But most of the essays and stories were very powerful and poignant, and the collection seemed to get less formal as it went on which was a plus I probably would have structured the book differently perhaps interspersing the poems and pictures throughout the book instead of having them at the end Content wise, there s a lot of overlap in the essays, but also some disagreement and different viewpoints on topics Many of the stories are sad, but there s also some hope here Things today are very far from perfect, but at least some people are paying attention now I hope I can raise my children in a world that doesn t hate them

  5. says:

    In attempting to make space for Indigenous feminism, the book implicitly opens up the question of what indigenous feminism is Like feminism in general, the concept is muddled in politics, ideologies, and misperceptions Complicating this logistical quagmire is the fact that this book s chapters range from discussions of Indigenous women s experiences in Canada and the US to Australia and New Zealand and other places Perhaps surprisingly, then, within this fragmented narrative, a similarity a In attempting to make space for Indigenous feminism, the book implicitly opens up the question of what indigenous feminism is Like feminism in general, the concept is muddled in politics, ideologies, and misperceptions Complicating this logistical quagmire is the fact that this book s chapters range from discussions of Indigenous women s experiences in Canada and the US to Australia and New Zealand and other places Perhaps surprisingly, then, within this fragmented narrative, a similarity and a sense of common definition begins to emerge, despite the fact that many of these authors even disagree with one another on key points Second and third waves collide The ultimate strength of the collection is its various perspectives through which common identities shine through Chapters are collected in the form of traditional essays, but there are also poems, autiobiography, and interviews, all pointing towards answering the question of what it means to be aboriginal and female, and how that can uniquely position someone for embracing and carving out this type of feminist identity, however doubly marginalised that identity may be

  6. says:

    This is a great anthology with authors writing on diverse topics related to Indigenous feminism Emma LaRocque s essay M tis and Feminist Ethical Reflections on Feminism, Human Rights and Decolonization is particularly enlightening I also appreciated the space for creative pieces and interviews However, I find that the creative pieces of writing or shall I say pieces that don t conform to academic norms are at the end of anthologies I wonder how the anthology would read if they were inters This is a great anthology with authors writing on diverse topics related to Indigenous feminism Emma LaRocque s essay M tis and Feminist Ethical Reflections on Feminism, Human Rights and Decolonization is particularly enlightening I also appreciated the space for creative pieces and interviews However, I find that the creative pieces of writing or shall I say pieces that don t conform to academic norms are at the end of anthologies I wonder how the anthology would read if they were interspersed or put between academic essays

  7. says:

    The interview with Sharon McIvor on NWAC funding is especially worth reading Also The interview with Sharon McIvor on NWAC funding is especially worth reading Also

  8. says:

    Id recommend it if youre into this kind of thing

  9. says:

    A must have for scholars of Native American women Some of the essay topics overlap but that s okay Engages with question of what is Native feminism and Native feminist agendas.

  10. says:

    nice cover art

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