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The White PossessiveProperty, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty$
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Aileen Moreton-Robinson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692149

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692149.001.0001

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Writing Off Treaties

Writing Off Treaties

Possession in the U.S. Critical Whiteness Literature

(p.47) 4 Writing Off Treaties
The White Possessive

Aileen Moreton-Robinson

University of Minnesota Press

In chapter four I analyse how white possession functions within the United States’ Whiteness Studies literature. I illustrate howblackness functions as a white epistemological tool servicing the social construction of whiteness in its multiple and possessive forms displacing Indigenous sovereignties and rendering them invisible through a civil rights discourse.

Keywords:   Indigenous sovereignty, Possessive logics, Patriarchal white sovereignty

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