Colonialism, Gender and the Family in North America: For a Gendered Analysis of Indigenous Struggles

  title={Colonialism, Gender and the Family in North America: For a Gendered Analysis of Indigenous Struggles},
  author={Darcy Leigh},
  journal={Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism},
  • Darcy Leigh
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism
This paper explores the case for a feminist, gendered analysis of anti-colonial Indigenous struggles in two stages: It considers the historical and contemporary relationship between colonialism and gender, moving from pre-colonial Indigenous life through colonisation and assimilation to explore Indigenous life today. It then discusses the problems and possibilities that the intersection of colonial power and gender presents for Indigenous struggles. The paper focuses on Indigenous communities… 
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