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Inter/NationalismDecolonizing Native America and Palestine$
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Steven Salaita

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901417

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901417.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

The Game of Our Time

Chapter:
(p.173) Conclusion
Source:
Inter/Nationalism
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Steven Salaita

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517901417.003.0006

The conclusion of Inter/Nationalism discusses a suite of board games that reproduces settler colonization. Using two games released by the German company Catan, where the gamer conquers and settles an already occupied land, the author suggests that it reinforces a sense of belonging on a native land without the fuss of guilt or self-reflection. Real histories can be subsumed by their own legendary effects on modernity, but their disappearance into the settler’s overactive imagination is never complete.

Keywords:   American Indian Studies, Indigenous Studies, Palestine, BDS, American Studies, Zionism, Colonization, Settler Colonization

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