Remembering Vancouver's Disappeared Women: Settler Colonialism and the Difficulty of Inheritance

Remembering Vancouver's Disappeared Women: Settler Colonialism and the Difficulty of Inheritance

by Amber Dean

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442660854
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 01/27/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Amber Dean is an assistant professor in the Gender Studies and Feminist Research Program and the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Inheriting What Lives On

1. The Present Pasts of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

2. Following Ghosts: Different Knowings, Knowing Differently

3. Looking at Images of Vancouver’s Disappeared Women: Troubling Desires to “Humanize”

4. Shadowing the “Missing Women” Story: “Squaw Men,” Whores, and other Queer(ed) Figures

5. Memory’s Difficult Returns: Memorializing Vancouver’s Disappeared Women

Conclusion: Reckoning (for the Present)

What People are Saying About This

Becki L. Ross

“A decade in the making, this book is a fine-grained, ethically minded, and passionately argued act of commemoration. With tenderness, verve, and theoretical rigour, Amber Dean insists that present-day legacies of gender-based settler colonial conquest are continuously re-enacted, with bloody consequences. Interrogating paintings, videos, photographs, posters, and poetry through her feminist-decolonial-queer lens, Dean unleashes a fierce, urgent imperative to become ‘inheritors’ of what lives on, rather than ‘bystanders’ to multiple losses. Her arguments supply precious fuel for national inquiry into disappeared and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, and globally.”

Deanna Reder

“Dean’s work is an ambitious and ground-breaking examination of how our re-telling of stories affects our visceral responses to violence; she provokes her readers to contemplate how we are implicated in these acts of terror.”

Adele Perry

“Using a rigorously interdisciplinary approach, Remembering Vancouver’s Disappeared Women offers a thoughtful, reflexive feminist account of how Vancouver’s ‘missing women’ live on and reverberate through the present.”

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