Indigeneity and Political Theory: Sovereignty and the Limits of the Political (Routledge Issues in Contemporary Political Theory v. 1)

Indigeneity and Political Theory: Sovereignty and the Limits of the Political (Routledge Issues in Contemporary Political Theory v. 1)

By: Karena Shaw (author)Hardback

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Indigeneity and Political Theory engages some of the profound challenges to traditions of modern political theory that have been posed over the past two decades. Karena Shaw is especially concerned with practices of sovereignty as they are embedded in and shape Indigenous politics, and responses to Indigenous politics. Drawing on theories of post-coloniality, feminism, globalization, and international politics, and using examples of contemporary political practice including court cases and specific controversies, Shaw seeks to illustrate and argue for a way of doing political theory that is more responsive to the challenges posed by a range of contemporary issues. An engaging and highly original analysis of Indigenenity and sovereignty, this book enables the reader to develop a more robust consideration of relationships between theory and practice, and thus the politics of theorizing.

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Karena Shaw is Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada. A political theorist by training, she is particularly interested in how a range of contemporary political challenges-such as those raised by indigenous, feminist and environmental movements-are reshaping political space and possibility.


1. Introduction: The Problem of the Political Part 1: Sovereignty and the Political 2. Hobbes: Producing Politics/Effacing Interrogation 3. Violences of Sovereignty: The "Regrettable Necessity" of Civilization 4. Sovereignty and Disciplinarity Part 2: Negotiating the Limits of the Political 5. Resistance: Negotiating the Interstices of Sovereignty 6. Adjudication: Paradoxes of Law and Sovereignty 7. Limits: James Tully and the Politics of Theory Part 3: Emerging Politicizations 8. Rethinking Sovereignty: Deleuze and Guattari 9. Rethinking Indigeneity: Remapping the Political 10. Conclusions: Leviathan's Angels and the Future of Political Theory Bibliography

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  • publication date: 12/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780415777001
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780415777001
  • weight: 521
  • ISBN10: 0415777003

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