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Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights (Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies)

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Self-determination is on the agenda of Indigenous peoples all over the world. This analysis by an Indigenous feminist scholar challenges the United Nations-based human rights agendas and colonial theory that until now have shaped Indigenous models of self-determination. Gender inequality and gender violence, Dian Million argues, are critically important elements in the process of self-determination.

Million contends that nation-state relations are influenced by a theory of trauma ascendant with the rise of neoliberalism. Such use of trauma theory regarding human rights corresponds to a therapeutic narrative by Western governments negotiating with Indigenous nations as they seek self-determination.

Focusing on Canada and drawing comparisons with the United States and Australia, Million brings a genealogical understanding of trauma against a historical filter. Illustrating how Indigenous people are positioned differently in Canada, Australia, and the United States in their articulation of trauma, the author particularly addresses the violence against women as a language within a greater politic. The book introduces an Indigenous feminist critique of this violence against the medicalized framework of addressing trauma and looks to the larger goals of decolonization. Noting the influence of humanitarian psychiatry, Million goes on to confront the implications of simply dismissing Indigenous healing and storytelling traditions.

Therapeutic Nations is the first book to demonstrate affect and traumas wide-ranging historical origins in an Indigenous setting, offering insights into community healing programs.  The authors theoretical sophistication and original research make the book relevant across a range of disciplines as it challenges key concepts of American Indian and Indigenous studies.

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Therapeutic Nations is one of the first books to demonstrate trauma's wide-ranging historical origins, and it offers a new indigenous feminist critique of the conversation of healing. Million's theoretical sophistication and original research make the book relevant across a range of disciplines as it challenges key concepts of American Indian and indigenous studies.

About the Author

Dian Million (Athabascan) is an associate professor of American Indian studies at the University of Washington. The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, Million has conducted research in Canada and the United States.

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ISBN:
9780816531417
Author:
Million, Dian
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies

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