Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide

by Smith, Andrea
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ISBN: 9780896087439
Used - Trade Paperback - 9780896087439


In this revolutionary text, prominent Native American studies scholar and activist Andrea Smith reveals the connections between different forms of violence--perpetrated by the state and by society at large--and documents their impact on Native women. 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 the widespread appropriation of Indian cultural practices by whites and other non-Natives; environmental racism; and population control. 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 to suffer from poverty-related illness and to survive rape and partner abuse. Smith also outlines radical and innovative strategies for eliminating gendered violence.
  • Format: TradePaperback
  • Author: Smith, Andrea
  • ISBN: 9780896087439
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.30 x 0.90
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • Publication Year: 2005

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