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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

AMIN 5920 Topics: Indigenous Critical Theory

AMIN 5920 Topics: Indigenous Critical Theory, Wednesdays 2:30-5pm, Scott Hall 4 I

Instructor: Vicente Diaz

This seminar covers a growing body of Critical Indigenous Theory in American Indian and Indigenous Studies by following recent work in three overlapping but distinct areas: theories of Indigeneity, of Native Feminism, and of Queer or Two-Spirit
Identity. We will explore what happens to each of these key categories, to prevailing tenets of academic disciplinarity, and to broader cultural and political practice, when "critical theory" and different traditions of nativeness get fused through the analyses of gender, sexuality, class, and knowledge/power. Geographic coverage is predominantly North America and the Pacific Island region, but graduate students specializing in other areas of the globe are welcome to help forge linkages.

Readings for this seminar
In addition to these books, we'll cover other authors' sets of articles (four or five articles per author). Three examples are the Maori cultural critic, Brendan Hokowhitu, who specializes in Indigenous Masculinities; The Micronesian/African American, Teresia Teaiwa, who specializes in Indigenous Feminist critiques of what she has coined as "militourism" in the Pacific, and by Eve Tuck, the Alaska Native Feminist Education scholar.

I. Group One (Required)
A. CRITICAL INDIGENEITY (Indigeneity as ontology and as analytic)
Allen, Chadwick. 2012. Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary StudiesMinneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
Andersen, Chris and Jean O’Brien, eds. 2017. Sources and Methods of Indigenous Studies. New York: Routledge
Coulthard, Glen. 2014. Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
Moreton-Robinson, Aileen, ed. 2016. Critical Indigenous Studies: Engagements in First World Locations. Tucson: Arizona Press
Works by Brendan Hokowhitu, Rob Innes

Driskill, Qwo-Li, Chris Finley, Brian Joseph Gilley, and Scott Lauria Morgensen, eds. 2012. Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and
Literature. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
Justice, Daniel Heath, Mark Rifkin, and Bethany Schneider, eds. 2010. “Sexuality, Nationality,

Indigeneity,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 16(1–2). Works by McMullin, Dan TaulapapaL Stephanie Nohelani Teves

Grace, Patricia. 1991. Wahine Toa: Women of Maori Myth.

Kahukia Goeman, Mishuana R. and Jennifer Nez Denetdale, eds. 2009. Native Feminisms: Legacies, Interventions, and Indigenous Sovereignties. Wicazo Sa Review 24:2 (Fall).
Green, Joyce, Ed. 2007. Making Space for Indigenous Feminism. Zed Books.
Smith, Andrea, and J. Kehaulanu Kauanui. 2008. “Forum: Native Feminisms without
Apology,” American Quarterly 60(2)
Suzack, Cheryl, Shari M. Huhndorf, Jeanne Perreault, and Jean Barman, Eds. 2011. Indigenous
Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture. Seattle: University of Washington
Press. Work by Eve Tuck
II. Group Two (Each Seminar Participants to Select Four from Below OR Up to Four Authors Not Listed)
Aikau, Hokulani. 2012. A Chosen People, A Promised Land. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Andersen, Chris. 2014. Metis: Race, Recognition, and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood. University of British Columbia Press.
Byrd, Jodi. 2011. The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Diaz, Vicente. 2010. Repositioning the Missionary: Rewriting the Histories of Colonialism, Native Catholicism, and Indigeneity in Guam. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.
Denzin, Norman K., Yvonna S. Lincoln, and Linda T. Smith, eds. 2008. Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Goeman, Mishuana. 2013. Mark My Words. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Goodyear-Ka’opua, Noelani. 2013. The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian
Charter School. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota
Kauanui, J Këhaulani. 2009.
Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and
Indigeneity Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Million, Dian. 2013.
Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human
Rights. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
Simpson, Audra and Andrea Smith, Eds. 2014.
Theorizing Native Studies. Durham: Duke
University Press.
Simpson, Audra. 2014.
Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States.
Durham: Duke University Press.
Somerville, Alice Te Punga. 2012.
Once Were Pacific: Mori Connections to Oceania.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Tallbear, Kim. 2013.
Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic
Science. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Tengan, Ty Käwika. 2008.
Native Men Remade: Gender and Nation in Contemporary
Hawai‘i. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Teves, Stephanie Noehelani, Andrea Smith, and Michelle Raheja, eds. 2015.
Native Studies
Keywords. Tucson: Arizona.