Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition

Glen Sean Coulthard, 2014

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About the Book

Fundamentally questions prevailing ideas of settler colonialization and Indigenous resistance.

Coulthard challenges recognition as a method of organizing difference and identity in liberal politics, questioning the assumption that contemporary difference and past histories of destructive colonialism between the state and Indigenous peoples can be reconciled through a process of acknowledgment. He examines an alternative politics, seeking to revalue, reconstruct, and redeploy Indigenous cultural practices based on self-recognition.


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Glen Sean Coulthard (Yellowknives Dene) is an Associate Professor in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.