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Spaces between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization

Scott Lauria Morgensen

Abstract

Explaining how relational distinctions of “Native” and “settler” define the status of being “queer,” this book argues that modern queer subjects emerged among Natives and non-Natives by engaging the meaningful difference indigeneity makes within a settler society. The book’s analysis exposes white settler colonialism as a primary condition for the development of modern queer politics in the United States. Bringing together historical and ethnographic cases, it shows how U.S. queer projects became non-Native and normatively white by comparatively examining the historical activism and critical t ... More

Keywords: Native, settler, queer, non-Natives, queer politics, biopolitics, settler colonialism, white settlers, race, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816656325
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816656325.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Lauria Morgensen, author