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Publisher Comments:

A recognized Native American scholar and co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, the largest grassroots, multiracial feminist organization in the country, Andrea Smith (Cherokee) is an emerging leader in progressive political circles. In Conquest, Smith places Native American women at the center of her analysis of sexual violence, challenging both conventional definitions of the term and conventional responses to the problem.

Beginning with the impact of the abuses inflicted on Native American children at state-sanctioned boarding schools from the 1880s to the 1980s, Smith adroitly expands our conception of violence to include environmental racism, population control and the widespread appropriation of Indian cultural practices by whites and other non-natives. Smith deftly connects these and other examples of historical and contemporary colonialism to the high rates of violence against Native American women—the most likely women in the United States to die of poverty-related illnesses, be victims of rape and suffer partner abuse.

Essential reading for scholars and activists, Conquest is the powerful synthesis of Andrea Smith’s intellectual and political work to date. By focusing on the impact of sexual violence on Native American women, Smith articulates an agenda that is compelling to feminists, Native Americans, other people of color and all who are committed to creating viable alternatives to state-based “solutions.”

Synopsis:

Native American activist links colonialism and racism to sexual violence, exploring the impact on native women.

About the Author

Assistant professor in Native American Studies at University of Michigan, Smith cofounded INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, the largest grassroots multiracial feminist organization in the US. Her first book, Conquest, won the Myers Outstanding Book award. In 2005 Smith was endorsed by 1000 Women for Peace for a Nobel Prize nomination, one of only 40 Americans on the list.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896087446
Manufactured:
South End Press
Publisher:
South End Press
Manufactured by:
South End Press
Manufactured:
South End Press
Author:
Smith, Andrea
Author:
LaDuke, Winona
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indian women
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
North America Race relations.
Subject:
North America Politics and government.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 BandW photographs
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
8.8 x 5.6 x 0.8 in 15 oz

Related Subjects

Education » Multicultural
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » Violence in Society

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