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Spaces between UsQueer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization$
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Scott Lauria Morgensen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816656325

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816656325.001.0001

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Spaces between Us

Scott Lauria Morgensen

University of Minnesota Press

This introductory chapter explains the theoretical analysis of settler colonialism conditioning the formation of Native and non-Native queer modernities in conversation. It draws from and advances Native, feminist, critical race, and queer studies by emphasizing Indigenous feminist and queer thought and Native queer and Two-Spirit activism. It examines how settler colonial power relations among Native and non-Native people define the status “queer.” It explains that modern queer subjects, politics, and culture have developed among Natives and non-Natives in interrelated, yet distinct, ways. Native queer cultures and politics critique colonial heteropatriarchy by asserting Indigenous methods of national survival, decolonization, and traditional renewal, including within Two-Spirit identity. Additionally, the chapter explains the narrative relationships among queer subjects by situating them within ethnographic and historical accounts of U.S. queer politics.

Keywords:   settler colonialism, Natives, non-Natives, queer, settler, Two-Spirit activism, queer politics

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