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The transit of empire : indigenous critiques of colonialism, Jodi A. Byrd

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The transit of empire : indigenous critiques of colonialism
Title
The transit of empire
Title remainder
indigenous critiques of colonialism
Statement of responsibility
Jodi A. Byrd
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1761 and again in 1768, European scientists raced around the world to observe the transit of Venus, a rare astronomical event in which the planet Venus passes in front of the sun. In The Transit of Empire, Jodi A. Byrd explores how indigeneity functions as transit, a trajectory of movement that serves as precedent within U.S. imperial history. Byrd argues that contemporary U.S. empire expands itself through a transferable "Indianness" that facilitates acquisitions of lands, territories, and resources. Examining an array of literary texts, historical moments, and pending legislations--from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma's vote in 2007 to expel Cherokee Freedmen to the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill--Byrd demonstrates that inclusion into the multicultural cosmopole does not end colonialism as it is purported to do. Rather, that inclusion is the very site of the colonization that feeds U.S. empire. Byrd contends that the colonization of American Indian and indigenous nations is the necessary ground from which to reimagine a future where the losses of indigenous peoples are not only visible and, in turn, grieveable, but where indigenous peoples have agency to transform life on their own lands and on their own terms"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
E7B
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Byrd, Jodi A
Dewey number
323.1197
Index
index present
LC call number
E91
LC item number
.B97 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
First peoples : new directions indigenous
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  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Imperialism
  • Racism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Imperialism
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Racism
  • United States
Label
The transit of empire : indigenous critiques of colonialism, Jodi A. Byrd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Indigenous Critical Theory and the Diminishing Returns of Civilization -- Is and Was: Poststructural Indians without Ancestry -- "This Island's Mine": The Parallax Logics of Caliban's Cacophony -- The Masks of Conquest: Wilson Harris's Jonestown and the Thresholds of Grievability -- "Been to the Nation, Lord, but I Couldn't Stay There": Cherokee Freedmen, Internal Colonialism, and the Racialization of Citizenship -- Satisfied with Stones: Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization and the Discourses of Resistance -- Killing States: Removals, Other Americans, and the "Pale Promise of Democracy" -- Conclusion: Zombie Imperialism
Control code
769187612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxix, 294 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816678709
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbkpbk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769187612
Label
The transit of empire : indigenous critiques of colonialism, Jodi A. Byrd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Indigenous Critical Theory and the Diminishing Returns of Civilization -- Is and Was: Poststructural Indians without Ancestry -- "This Island's Mine": The Parallax Logics of Caliban's Cacophony -- The Masks of Conquest: Wilson Harris's Jonestown and the Thresholds of Grievability -- "Been to the Nation, Lord, but I Couldn't Stay There": Cherokee Freedmen, Internal Colonialism, and the Racialization of Citizenship -- Satisfied with Stones: Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization and the Discourses of Resistance -- Killing States: Removals, Other Americans, and the "Pale Promise of Democracy" -- Conclusion: Zombie Imperialism
Control code
769187612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxix, 294 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816678709
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbkpbk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769187612

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