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A world you do not know: settler societies, indigenous peoples and the attack on cultural diversity

Samson, C (2013) A world you do not know: settler societies, indigenous peoples and the attack on cultural diversity. Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Human Rights Consortium. ISBN 9780957521001

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Abstract

A World You Do Not Know explores the wilful ignorance demonstrated by North America?s settlers in establishing their societies on lands already occupied by indigenous nations. Using the Innu of Labrador-Quebec as one powerful contemporary example, the author shows how the processes of displacement and assimilation today resemble those of the 19th century as the state and corporations scramble for Innu lands. While nation building, capitalism and industrialisation are shown to have undermined indigenous peoples? wellbeing, the values that guide societies like the Innu are very much alive. The book ends by showcasing how ideas and land-based activities of indigenous groups in Canada and the US are being maintained and recast as ways to address the attack on cultural diversity and move forward to more positive futures.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 15:40
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:56
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/8036

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