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Critique Essay Humanities Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

Theorising Gender, Sexuality and Settler Colonialism: An Introduction

By Scott Lauria Morgensen, 2012

Indigenous feminist and LGBTQ/Two-Spirit criticisms have established the ineluctably gendered and sexual quality of settlers’ attempted conquest of indigenous peoples. This literature teaches that heteropatriarchal colonialism has sexualised indigenous lands and peoples as violable, subjugated indigenous kin ties as perverse, attacked familial ties and traditional gender roles, and all to transform indigenous peoples for assimilation within or excision from the political and economic structures of white settler societies

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