Recognition versus Self-Determination: Dilemmas of Emancipatory Politics

Recognition versus Self-Determination: Dilemmas of Emancipatory Politics


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774827423
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 02/12/2015
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Avigail Eisenberg is a professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. Jeremy Webber is Dean of Law and Canada Research Chair in Law and Society at the University of Victoria. Glen Coulthard is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and is an assistant professor in the First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. Andrée Boisselle is an assistant professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: On the Use and Abuse of Recognition in Politics Melissa S. Williams 3

Part 1 Recognition and Self-Determination: Connections and Tensions

1 Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the History of Mexican Indigenous Politics Courtney Jung 21

2 Recognition and Self-Determination: Approaches from Above and Below Jakeet Singh 47

3 Two Faces of State Power Rinku Lamba 75

Part 2 The Practice of Recognition and Misrecognition, Self-Determination, and Imposition

4 A Farewell to Rhetorical Arms? Unravelling the Self-Determination of Peoples Zoran Oklopcic 101

5 The Politics of Recognition and Misrecognition and the Case of Muslim Canadians Yasmeen Abu-Laban 125

6 Place against Empire: The Dene Nation, Land Claims, and the Politics of Recognition in the North Glen Coulthard 147

7 The Right of Indigenous Peoples to Self-Determination and the Struggle against Cultural Appropriation François Boucher 174

8 Inter-Indigenous Recognition and the Cultural Production of Indigeneity in the Western Settler States Kirsty Gover 201

Part 3 Possible Ways of Refraining the Issues

9 Recognition, Politics of Difference, and the Institutional Identity of Peoples Michel Seymour 227

10 Custom and Indigenous Self-Determination: Reflections on "Post-Territoriality" Ghislain Otis 251

11 The Generosity of Toleration Jeremy Webber 269

12 Self-Determination versus Recognition: Lessons and Conclusions Avigail Eisenberg 293

Contributors 307

Index 310

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