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Red Skin, White Masks by Glen Sean Coulthard
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The author applied the rejection of the politics of recognition to the indigenous struggle providing three examples of the very tricky and liberal way the colonial state re affirms its authority over indigenous authority and rights. The author makes a point by taking a case study of indigenous struggle and explaining why it and specifically the agreement to land settlement reaffirmed the settler states hegemony. The author analyzes the potential of resentment. Resentment has the potential to stay as internalized objectification or become subjective and potentially useful as a way to reaffirm culture and cultural practices. Indigenous cultures are encouraged to use cultural practice as a means of not falling under the gaze of the colonizer in a reactive way as liberation itself becoming stuck in past cultural practices but as a way of direct action and transition towards liberation.

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December 15, 2014 – Started Reading
December 15, 2014 – Shelved
December 18, 2014 –
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December 31, 2014 – Finished Reading

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