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Beyond settler time : temporal sovereignty and indigenous self-determination

Mark Rifkin.
  • Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2017.
  • xvii, 277 pages ; 24 cm
  • Eisenhower B Level
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  • History.
  • "What does it mean to say that Native peoples exist in the present? In Beyond Settler Time Mark Rifkin investigates the dangers of seeking to include Indigenous peoples within settler temporal frameworks. Claims that Native peoples should be recognized as coeval with Euro-Americans, Rifkin argues, implicitly treat dominant non-native ideologies and institutions as the basis for defining time itself. How, though, can Native peoples be understood as dynamic and changing while also not assuming that they belong to a present inherently shared with non-natives? Drawing on physics, phenomenology, queer studies, and postcolonial theory, Rifkin develops the concept of "settler time" to address how Native peoples are both consigned to the past and inserted into the present in ways that normalize non-native histories, geographies, and expectations. Through analysis of various kinds of texts, including government documents, film, fiction, and autobiography, he explores how Native experiences of time exceed and defy such settler impositions. In underscoring the existence of multiple temporalities, Rifkin illustrates how time plays a crucial role in Indigenous peoples{u2019} expressions of sovereignty and struggles for self-determination."--Publisher's website.
  • Indigenous orientations
  • The silence of Ely S. Parker
  • The duration of the land
  • Ghost dancing at century's end
  • Coda: Deferring juridical time.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-267) and index.
Additional form
  • 9780822362852 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0822362856 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 9780822362975 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 082236297X (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Alternate version: 9780822373421
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2016038104
  • OCLC: 946461710
  • OCLC: 946461710