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Indigenous geopolitics

Chapter


Abstract


  • This chapter discusses indigenous peoples as agents of geopolitical change.

    It reviews strands of work in geography that discuss indigenous peoples and

    geopolitical issues of territory, identity and subject-formation. As I hope to

    show here, indigenous people are more than merely agents of a parochial form

    of geopolitics - this is no 'niche' form of 'minority studies' within the political

    geographical tradition. Rather, manifold engagements with indigenous peoples

    - in colonial encounters, in government policy, in the spaces of contemporary

    everyday life- have deeply shaped the world we now know. Examinations of

    indigenous peoples and geopolitics bring into sharp relief questions of land and

    control, resources and livelihoods, agency and cultural identity- processes that as

    Glassman argued, affect literally billions of people (2006: 609). In more subtle ways,

    too, the manner in which indigenous people have been conceptualized historically

    has shaped both geopolitical relations globally and the broader handling of human

    cultural and geographical difference.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Gibson, C. (2013). Indigenous geopolitics. In K. Dodds, M. Kuus & J. Sharp (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics (pp. 421-437). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84900707284

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/932

Book Title


  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics

Start Page


  • 421

End Page


  • 437

Abstract


  • This chapter discusses indigenous peoples as agents of geopolitical change.

    It reviews strands of work in geography that discuss indigenous peoples and

    geopolitical issues of territory, identity and subject-formation. As I hope to

    show here, indigenous people are more than merely agents of a parochial form

    of geopolitics - this is no 'niche' form of 'minority studies' within the political

    geographical tradition. Rather, manifold engagements with indigenous peoples

    - in colonial encounters, in government policy, in the spaces of contemporary

    everyday life- have deeply shaped the world we now know. Examinations of

    indigenous peoples and geopolitics bring into sharp relief questions of land and

    control, resources and livelihoods, agency and cultural identity- processes that as

    Glassman argued, affect literally billions of people (2006: 609). In more subtle ways,

    too, the manner in which indigenous people have been conceptualized historically

    has shaped both geopolitical relations globally and the broader handling of human

    cultural and geographical difference.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Gibson, C. (2013). Indigenous geopolitics. In K. Dodds, M. Kuus & J. Sharp (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics (pp. 421-437). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84900707284

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/932

Book Title


  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics

Start Page


  • 421

End Page


  • 437