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Being Again of One Mind

Oneida Women and the Struggle for Decolonization

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Being Again of One Mind

Oneida Women and the Struggle for Decolonization

Being Again of One Mind combines a critical reading of feminist literature on nationalism with the narratives of Oneida women of various generations to reveal that some Indigenous women view nationalism in the form of decolonization as a way to restore traditional gender balance and well-being to their own lives and communities. These insights challenge mainstream feminist ideas about the masculine bias of Western theories of nation and about the dangers of nationalist movements that idealize women’s so-called traditional role, questioning whether they apply to Indigenous women.

216 pages


Table of Contents

Foreword / Patricia A. Monture

Introduction

1 Theorizing Nations and Nationalisms: From Modernist to Indigenous
Perspectives

2 A History of the Oneida Nation: From Creation Story to the
Present

3 Struggles of Independence: From a Colonial Existence toward
a Decolonized Nation

4 Women, Nation, and National Identity: Oneida Women Standing
Up and Speaking about Matters of the Nation

5 Dreaming of a Free, Peaceful, Balanced Decolonized Nation:
Being Again of One Mind

6 Concluding Remarks

Notes

References

Index

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