Unsettled Expectations: Uncertainty, Land and Settler Decolonization (Paperback)

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Unsettled Expectations: Uncertainty, Land and Settler Decolonization (Paperback)


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What do local conflicts about land rights tell us about Indigenous-settler relations and the challenges and possibilities of decolonization? In Unsettled Expectations, Eva Mackey draws on ethnographic case studies about land rights conflicts in Canada and the U.S. to argue that critical analysis of present-day disputes over land, belonging and sovereignty will help us understand how colonization is reproduced today and how to challenge it. Employing theoretical approaches from Indigenous and settler colonial studies, and in the context of critical historical and legal analysis, Mackey urges us to rethink the assumptions of settler certainty that underpin current conflicts between settlers and Indigenous peoples and reveals settler privilege to be a doomed fantasy of entitlement.
Finally, Mackey draws on case studies of Indigenous-settler alliances to show how embracing difficult uncertainty can be an integral part of undoing settler privilege and a step toward decolonization.

Eva Mackey is the author of House of Difference: Cultural Politics and National Identity in Canada and is an associate professor in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University.
Product Details ISBN: 9781552668894
ISBN-10: 1552668894
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
Publication Date: September 1st, 2016
Pages: 234
Language: English