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Global Politics and Its Violent Care for Indigeneity

Sequels to Colonialism

Benefits

  • Draws on critical scholarship in biopolitics, governmentality, and neoliberalism

  • Contributes to the current debate on indigenous issues within academia and the international community

  • Represents a unique confluence of salient lines of inquiry, bringing together questions of international politics, indigeneity, colonialism and rights

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Marjo Lindroth, Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen
    Pages 1-25
  3. Marjo Lindroth, Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen
    Pages 27-53
  4. Marjo Lindroth, Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen
    Pages 55-78
  5. Marjo Lindroth, Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen
    Pages 79-102
  6. Marjo Lindroth, Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen
    Pages 103-125
  7. Marjo Lindroth, Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen
    Pages 127-146
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 147-152

About this book

Introduction

This book challenges the common perception that global politics is making progress on indigenous issues and argues that the current global care for indigeneity is, in effect, violent in nature. Examining the inclusion of indigenous peoples in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Arctic Council, the authors demonstrate how seemingly benevolent practices of international political and legal recognition are tantamount to colonialism, the historical wrong they purport to redress. By unveiling the ways in which contemporary neoliberal politics commissions a certain type of indigenous subject—one distinguished by resilience in particular—the book offers a pioneering account of how international politics has tightened its grip on indigeneity.

Keywords

Indigenous Peoples Rights Status Colonialist Global Politics Indigenous Issues

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Arctic CentreUniversity of LaplandRovaniemiFinland
  2. 2.Unit for Gender StudiesUniversity of LaplandRovaniemiFinland

About the authors

Marjo Lindroth is Researcher in the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland.

Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen is Researcher in Gender Studies at the University of Lapland, Finland.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking

Reviews

“Lindroth and Sinevaara-Niskanen’s comprehensive examination of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Arctic Council reveals a politics of inclusion premised on fantasized constructions of indigeneity by state and global actors. This timely and innovative work exposes contemporary myths of progress for indigenous peoples when operating within human rights regimes and the insincerity of global and regional forums for creating spaces of meaningful change amidst ongoing colonization.” (Jeff Corntassel, University of Victoria)

“This important book challenges the current celebration of indigeneity by looking at how this works through neoliberal ways of understanding the subject. It shows how arguments about resilience and adaptability actually undermine the creative agency of the indigenous subject while encouraging the view that vulnerability and uncertainty are inevitable. As such, the book provides a valuable resource in challenging dominant ways of thinking that appear to offer hope, while actually encouraging resignation.” (Jonathan Joseph, The University of Sheffield)