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Theorizing Aboriginal feminisms

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dc.contributor.advisor Fiske, Jo-Anne
dc.contributor.author Phillips, Crystal H
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-20T18:12:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-20T18:12:53Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3120
dc.description ix, 142 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Increasingly, Aboriginal women engage with feminist theory and forms of activism to carve their own space and lay a foundation for an Aboriginal feminism. I compile prominent writings of female Aboriginal authors to identify emerging theoretical strains that centre on decolonization as both theory and methodology. Aboriginal women position decolonization strategies against the intersectionality of race and sex oppression within a colonial context, which they term patriarchal colonialism. They challenge forms of patriarchal colonialism that masquerade as Aboriginal tradition and function to silence and exclude Aboriginal women from sovereignty and leadership spheres. By recalling and reclaiming the pre-colonial Aboriginal principle of egalitarianism, which included women within these spheres, they are positioned to create a hybrid feminism that locates egalitarianism within a contemporary and relevant context by combining it with human rights. In this way, Aboriginal feminism balances culture and tradition with principles of individual and collective rights. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Women's Studies, c2012 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Indigenous women -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Feminism -- Indian influences en_US
dc.subject Indigenous women -- Political activity -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Feminist theory -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Indian women -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Theorizing Aboriginal feminisms en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Women's Studies en_US

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