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Theft is Property! Dispossession and Critical Theory

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posted on 06.04.2020, 19:58 by Robert Nichols
Drawing on Indigenous peoples' struggles against settler colonialism, Theft Is Property! reconstructs the concept of dispossession as a means of explaining how shifting configurations of law, property, race, and rights have functioned as modes of governance, both historically and in the present. Through close analysis of arguments by Indigenous scholars and activists from the nineteenth century to the present, Robert Nichols argues that dispossession has come to name a unique recursive process whereby systematic theft is the mechanism by which property relations are generated. In so doing, Nichols also brings long-standing debates in anarchist, Black radical, feminist, Marxist, and postcolonial thought into direct conversation with the frequently overlooked intellectual contributions of Indigenous peoples.

Funding

University of Minnesota as part of the TOME initiative

History

Publication date

2020

ISBN (Print - Cloth)

9781478006084

ISBN (Print - Paper)

9781478006732

ISBN (PDF)

9781478007500

Imprint Name

Radical Américas

Publisher Name

Duke University Press

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