You are invited to join the Sociology Department for the first
Department of Sociology Colloquium Series
Friday, November 23, 2018
Markin Hall M1090
“…the very systems we are working to dismantle live inside of us”: Interrogating the “ALie Nation”
In this autoethnography, I read my history of and connection to outdoor culture through the song ALie Nation (A Tribe Called Red, featuring John Trudell, Tanya Tagaq, Lido Pimienta & Northern Voice). More specifically, drawing on this song and various soundtracks of my lifetime of participation in outdoor culture, I interrogate my complicity in, and ignorance of, historical and ongoing settler-colonial violence that has rendered my love of “the mountains” both possible and ostensibly unproblematic. In so doing, I unsettle (my) understandings of the connections between land, embodiment, masculinities, and able-bodiedness, exploring how settler attachment to the mountains is, in fact, predicated on, and serves to perpetuate, a(n ongoing) history of land dispossession.
Everyone is welcome.