Paper $27.95 ISBN: 9781783601721 Published August 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783601738 Published October 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Decolonizing Solidarity

Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles

Clare Land

Decolonizing Solidarity

Clare Land

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256 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $27.95 ISBN: 9781783601721 Published August 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783601738 Published October 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Decolonizing Solidarities is a thorough examination of the problems that can arise when activists from colonial backgrounds seek to be politically supportive of indigenous struggles. Blending key theoretical and practical questions, Clare Land argues that the impulses that drive middle-class settler activists to support indigenous peoples will not lead to successful alliances and meaningful social change without an essential process of public political action and critical self-reflection.
 
Based on a wealth of in-depth interviews and original research, with a focus on Australia, Decolonizing Solidarities provides a vital resource for anyone involved in indigenous activism or scholarship.
Contents
Foreword
Introduction
1. Land rights, sovereignty and Black Power in south-east Australia
2. A political genealogy for contemporary non-Indigenous activism in Australia
3. Identity categories: how activists both use and refuse them
4. Collaboration, dialogue and friendship: always a good thing?
5. Acting politically with self-understanding
6. A moral and political framework for non-Indigenous people's solidarity
7. Reckoning with complicity
Conclusion: Solidarity with other struggles
Appendix I. Acronyms
Appendix II. Key events and organizations in south-east Indigenous struggles
Appendix III. Biographies of people involved in the book
Appendix IV. Links to original activist documents
Review Quotes
Linda Tuhiwai Smith, author of Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples
“Excellent. . . . The book is written in a way that is accessible to a range of allies outside academic circles and speaks to real case studies which can be resonate with other contexts.”
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