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Prairie Rising (häftad)

Prairie Rising

Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention

Häftad Engelska, 2017-03-24
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In 2016, Canada's newly elected federal government publically committed to reconciling the social and material deprivation of Indigenous communities across the country. Does this outward shift in the Canadian state's approach to longstanding injustices facing Indigenous peoples reflect a "transformation with teeth," or is it merely a reconstructed attempt at colonial Indigenous-settler relations? Prairie Rising provides a series of critical reflections about the changing face of settler colonialism in Canada through an ethnographic investigation of Indigenous-state relations in the city of Saskatoon. Jaskiran Dhillon uncovers how various groups including state agents, youth workers, and community organizations utilize participatory politics in order to intervene in the lives of Indigenous youth living under conditions of colonial occupation and marginality. In doing so, this accessibly written book sheds light on the changing forms of settler governance and the interlocking systems of education, child welfare, and criminal justice that sustain it. Dhillon's nuanced and fine-grained analysis exposes how the push for inclusionary governance ultimately reinstates colonial settler authority and raises startling questions about the federal government's commitment to justice and political empowerment for Indigenous Nations, particularly within the context of the everyday realities facing Indigenous youth.
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`Through narratives and images conveyed in the stories of provocative characters, Dhillon makes rich theoretical arguments accessible to readers. Indeed, it is Dhillon's candid, engaging, and imaginative language that makes this book a pleasure to read.' -- Janique Dubois * The Journal of Native Studies, vol 37:01:2017 * "By offering a politics of materiality derived from the lived experiences of urban Indigenous youth caught in the teeth of colonial violence, Prairie Rising offers a productive ground for an effective decolonial praxis." -- Melanie K. Yazzie * NAIS, vol 5 no 2 * `This book is extremely rich... It makes a number of contributions to fields such as anthropology, sociology, political science, youth studies, and the like. It is moreover a model of how to bridge academic scholarship and responsible community advocacy.' -- Robert Nichols * Theory and Event vol20:04:2017 *

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Jaskiran Dhillon is an assistant professor of global studies and anthropology at The New School in New York City.


List of Figures Preface and Appreciations Introduction: Urban Indigenous Youth and Participatory Politics in the Paris of the Prairies Part 1: A World of Invisible Things: History and Politics in the Context of Settler Colonial Encounters Chapter 1: Breakage: Settler Colonization, Violence, and the Possibility (Still) of Self-Determined Destiny Chapter 2: The Making of Crisis Stories Part 2: The Space that Lies in Between: Ethnographic Encounters with the Land of Living Skies Chapter 3: Seductive Change: They Say the Best is Yet to Come Chapter 4: Policing the Boundaries and Debates over What's "Real" Part 3: Pushback on the Plains: Tensions and Trials of Participation Chapter 5: Justice in a Binder: Cultural Currency and Urban Indigenous Youth Chapter 6: The Dislocation of Self Conclusion: Red Rising References Notes