Marxism and Native Americans

Marxism and Native Americans
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Author: Ward Churchill
Pages: 221
ISBN: 089608177X
Release: 1983
Editor: South End Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a unique format of intellectual challenge and counter-challenge prominent Native Americans and Marxists debate the viability of Marxism and the prevalence of ethnocentric bias in politics, culture, and social theory. The authors examine the status of Western notions of "progress" and "development" in the context of the practical realities faced by American Indians in their ongoing struggle for justice and self-determination. This dialogue offers critical insights into the nature of ecological awareness and dialectics and into the possibility of constructing a social theory that can bridge cultural boundaries.

Red Skin White Masks

Red Skin  White Masks
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Author: Glen Sean Coulthard
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781452942438
Release: 2014-08-15
Editor: U of Minnesota Press

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WINNER OF: Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book from the Caribbean Philosophical Association Canadian Political Science Association’s C.B. MacPherson Prize Studies in Political Economy Book Prize Over the past forty years, recognition has become the dominant mode of negotiation and decolonization between the nation-state and Indigenous nations in North America. The term “recognition” shapes debates over Indigenous cultural distinctiveness, Indigenous rights to land and self-government, and Indigenous peoples’ right to benefit from the development of their lands and resources. In a work of critically engaged political theory, Glen Sean Coulthard challenges recognition as a method of organizing difference and identity in liberal politics, questioning the assumption that contemporary difference and past histories of destructive colonialism between the state and Indigenous peoples can be reconciled through a process of acknowledgment. Beyond this, Coulthard examines an alternative politics—one that seeks to revalue, reconstruct, and redeploy Indigenous cultural practices based on self-recognition rather than on seeking appreciation from the very agents of colonialism. Coulthard demonstrates how a “place-based” modification of Karl Marx’s theory of “primitive accumulation” throws light on Indigenous–state relations in settler-colonial contexts and how Frantz Fanon’s critique of colonial recognition shows that this relationship reproduces itself over time. This framework strengthens his exploration of the ways that the politics of recognition has come to serve the interests of settler-colonial power. In addressing the core tenets of Indigenous resistance movements, like Red Power and Idle No More, Coulthard offers fresh insights into the politics of active decolonization.

Red Pedagogy

Red Pedagogy
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Author: Sandy Grande
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781610489904
Release: 2015-09-28
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This ground-breaking text explores the intersection between dominant modes of critical educational theory and the socio-political landscape of American Indian education. Grande asserts that, with few exceptions, the matters of Indigenous people and Indian education have been either largely ignored or indiscriminately absorbed within critical theories of education. Furthermore, American Indian scholars and educators have largely resisted engagement with critical educational theory, tending to concentrate instead on the production of historical monographs, ethnographic studies, tribally-centered curricula, and site-based research. Such a focus stems from the fact that most American Indian scholars feel compelled to address the socio-economic urgencies of their own communities, against which engagement in abstract theory appears to be a luxury of the academic elite. While the author acknowledges the dire need for practical-community based research, she maintains that the global encroachment on Indigenous lands, resources, cultures and communities points to the equally urgent need to develop transcendent theories of decolonization and to build broad-based coalitions.

A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
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Author: Howard Zinn
Pages: 675
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Release: 1996
Editor: Aristotext

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In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.

Settlers

Settlers
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Author: J. Sakai
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9781629630373
Release: 2014-09-01
Editor: PM Press

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A uniquely important book in the canon of the North American revolutionary left and anticolonial movements, Settlers was first published in the 1980s. Written by activists with decades of experience organizing in grassroots anticapitalist struggles against white supremacy, the book established itself as an essential reference point for revolutionary nationalists and dissident currents within the Marxist-Leninist and anarchist movements. Always controversial within the establishment left, Settlers uncovers centuries of collaboration between capitalism and white workers and their organizations, as well as their neocolonial allies, showing how the United States was designed from the ground up as a parasitic and genocidal entity. As recounted in painful detail by J. Sakai, the United States has been built on the theft of Indigenous lands and of Afrikan labor, on the robbery of the northern third of Mexico, the colonization of Puerto Rico, and the expropriation of the Asian working class, with each of these crimes being accompanied by violence. This new edition includes a new essay and an interview with author J. Sakai by Ernesto Aguilar.

The Tragedy of Progress

The Tragedy of Progress
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Author: David Bedford,Danielle Irving
Pages: 105
ISBN: UOM:39015056470431
Release: 2001
Editor: Halifax, N. S. : Fernwood

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book proposes that centering the Marxist notion of alienation can provide the basis for more fruitful cooperation between the emancipatory projects of the Left and the wants of Aboriginal peoples.

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
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Author: David Treuer
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780698160811
Release: 2019-01-22
Editor: Penguin

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FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named a best book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, NPR, Hudson Booksellers, The New York Public Library, The Dallas Morning News, and Library Journal. "Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another." - NPR "An informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait... Treuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past.." - New York Times Book Review, front page A sweeping history—and counter-narrative—of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. The received idea of Native American history—as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee—has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappear—and not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existence—the story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.

There There

There There
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Author: Tommy Orange
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780771073021
Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: McClelland & Stewart

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Here is a voice we have never heard--a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Here is a story of several people, each of whom has private reasons for travelling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honour his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss. Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking, There There is a relentlessly paced multi-generational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. An unforgettable debut.

Class Race and Marxism

Class  Race  and Marxism
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Author: David R. Roediger
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781786631244
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Verso

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winner of the Working-Class Studies Association C.L.R. James Award Seen as a pioneering figure in the critical study of whiteness, US historian David Roediger has sometimes received criticism, and praise, alleging that he left Marxism behind in order to work on questions of identity. This volume collects his recent and new work implicitly and explicitly challenging such a view. In his historical studies of the intersections of race, settler colonialism, and slavery, in his major essay (with Elizabeth Esch) on race and the management of labor, in his detailing of the origins of critical studies of whiteness within Marxism, and in his reflections on the history of solidarity, Roediger argues that racial division is part of not only of the history of capitalism but also of the logic of capital.

Firsting in the Early Modern Atlantic World

Firsting in the Early Modern Atlantic World
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Author: Lauren Beck
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781000228038
Release: 2019-06-20
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For centuries, historians have narrated the arrival of Europeans using terminology (discovery, invasion, conquest, and colonization) that emphasizes their agency and disempowers that of Native Americans. This book explores firsting, a discourse that privileges European and settler-colonial presence, movements, knowledges, and experiences as a technology of colonization in the early modern Atlantic world, 1492-1900. It exposes how textual culture has ensured that Euro-settlers dominate Native Americans, while detailing misrepresentations of Indigenous peoples as unmodern and proposing how the western world can be un-firsted in scholarship on this time and place.

Revolution She Wrote

Revolution  She Wrote
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Author: Clara Fraser
Pages: 399
ISBN: 0932323049
Release: 1998
Editor: Red Letter Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An encyclopedic yet personal exploration of the meaning of socialist feminism, the power of Marxist theory and working-class feminism, and the highs and lows of an activist life. Through columns, essays and speeches spanning 40 years, Clara Fraser addresses diverse topics including women's leadership, the interconnections of racism and sexism, homophobia in the military, electoral politics, and her own and others' battles for job rights and free speech. Meet a woman revolutionary for all times!

Native Pathways

Native Pathways
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Author: Brian Hosmer,Colleen O'Neill
Pages: 354
ISBN: UOM:39015060393975
Release: 2004-11-15
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How has American Indians' participation in the broader market - as managers of casinos, negotiators of oil leases, or commercial fishermen - challenged the U.S. paradigm of economic development? Have American Indians paid a cultural price for the chance at a paycheck? How have gender and race shaped their experiences in the marketplace? Contributors to Native Pathways ponder these and other questions, highlighting how indigenous peoples have simultaneously adopted capitalist strategies and altered them to suit their own distinct cultural beliefs and practices. Including contributions from historians, anthropologists, and sociologists, Native Pathways offers fresh viewpoints on economic change and cultural identity in twentieth-century Native American communities. Foreword by Donald L. Fixico.

It Didn t Happen Here

It Didn t Happen Here
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Author: Seymour Martin Lipset,Gary Marks
Pages: 379
ISBN: 0393322548
Release: 2000
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Explores the failure of the socialist movement in the United States using comparisons between the United States and other industrialized nations to explain why American values, political structure, union divisions, and other key factors prevented the spre

Media Images and Representations

Media Images and Representations
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Author: C. Richard King,Walter R. Echo-Hawk,Paul Rosier
Pages: 117
ISBN: 9781438101279
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book explores media coverage of Native Americans: in print and television journalism, in films and television, in Native American media outlets, and on the Internet. It also examines the use of Native Americans as mascots.

Victims of Progress

Victims of Progress
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Author: John H. Bodley
Pages: 410
ISBN: 9781442226944
Release: 2014-08-14
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Victims of Progress, now in its sixth edition, offers a compelling account of how technology and development affect indigenous peoples throughout the world. Bodley’s expansive look at the struggle between small-scale indigenous societies, and the colonists and corporate developers who have infringed their territories reaches from 1800 into today. He examines major issues of intervention such as social engineering, economic development, self-determination, health and disease, global warming, and ecocide. Small-scale societies, Bodley convincingly demonstrates, have survived by organizing politically to defend their basic human rights. Providing a provocative context in which to think about civilization and its costs—shedding light on how we are all victims of progress—the sixth edition features expanded discussion of “uprising politics,” Tebtebba (a particularly active indigenous organization), and voluntary isolation. A wholly new chapter devotes full coverage to the costs of global warming to indigenous peoples in the Pacific and the Arctic. Finally, new appendixes guide readers to recent protest petitions as well as online resources and videos.

The Black Shoals

The Black Shoals
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Author: Tiffany Lethabo King
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781478005681
Release: 2019-09-27
Editor: Duke University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In The Black Shoals Tiffany Lethabo King uses the shoal—an offshore geologic formation that is neither land nor sea—as metaphor, mode of critique, and methodology to theorize the encounter between Black studies and Native studies. King conceptualizes the shoal as a space where Black and Native literary traditions, politics, theory, critique, and art meet in productive, shifting, and contentious ways. These interactions, which often foreground Black and Native discourses of conquest and critiques of humanism, offer alternative insights into understanding how slavery, anti-Blackness, and Indigenous genocide structure white supremacy. Among texts and topics, King examines eighteenth-century British mappings of humanness, Nativeness, and Blackness; Black feminist depictions of Black and Native erotics; Black fungibility as a critique of discourses of labor exploitation; and Black art that rewrites conceptions of the human. In outlining the convergences and disjunctions between Black and Native thought and aesthetics, King identifies the potential to create new epistemologies, lines of critical inquiry, and creative practices.

Issues in Native American Cultural Identity

Issues in Native American Cultural Identity
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Author: Michael K. Green,Roberta Kevelson
Pages: 306
ISBN: UOM:39015040740261
Release: 1995
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Issues in Native American Cultural Identity is a multi-faceted collection of essays that explore the cultural, historical, legal, philosophical, and political significance of cultural identity to the indigenous people and nations of the United States. In addition to exploring the conceptual and historical conditions for the development of cultural identity, it analyzes and evaluates from a variety of disciplinary perspectives an array of cultural identities that have been assigned to Native Americans by the dominant culture as well as various identities that the Native Americans have developed or are developing for themselves in order to prevent cultural genocide.

Final Solutions

Final Solutions
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Author: Sabby Sagall
Pages: 321
ISBN: 1849648913
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A highly original theoretical intervention into the causes of genocide, combining Marxism and psychoanalysis.

Traces of History

Traces of History
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Author: Patrick Wolfe
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781781689196
Release: 2016-01-12
Editor: Verso Books

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Traces of History presents a new approach to race and to comparative colonial studies. Bringing a historical perspective to bear on the regimes of race that colonizers have sought to impose on Aboriginal people in Australia, on Blacks and Native Americans in the United States, on Ashkenazi Jews in Western Europe, on Arab Jews in Israel/Palestine, and on people of African descent in Brazil, this book shows how race marks and reproduces the different relationships of inequality into which Europeans have coopted subaltern populations: territorial dispossession, enslavement, confinement, assimilation, and removal. Charting the different modes of domination that engender specific regimes of race and the strategies of anti-colonial resistance they entail, the book powerfully argues for cross-racial solidarities that respect these historical differences.

From Wounded Knee to Checkpoint Charlie

From Wounded Knee to Checkpoint Charlie
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Author: György Ferenc Tóth
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9781438461212
Release: 2016-04-22
Editor: SUNY Press

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A historical analysis of the transatlantic relations of the American Indian radical sovereignty movement of the late Cold War. From Wounded Knee to Checkpoint Charlie examines the history of the transatlantic alliance between American Indian sovereignty activists and Central European solidarity groups, and their entry into the United Nations in the 1970s and 1980s. In the late Cold War, Native American activists engaged in transnational diplomacy for nation building by putting outside pressure on the US government for a more progressive Indian policy that reached for the full decolonization of Native American communities into independence. By using extensive multinational archival research complemented by interviews, György Ferenc Tóth investigates how older transatlantic images of American Indians influenced the alliance between Native activists and Central European groups, how this coalition developed and functioned, and how the US government and the regimes of the Eastern Bloc responded to this transatlantic alliance. This book not only places the American Indian radical sovereignty movement in an international context, but also recasts it as a transnational struggle, thus connecting domestic US social and political history to the history of Cold War transatlantic relations and global movements.