Recognition versus Self-Determination

Recognition versus Self-Determination : Dilemmas of Emancipatory Politics

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A resource for community advocates and leaders working and living at the forward edge of indigenous politics, it will also interest political scientists, sociologists, and legal scholars.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 520g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 0774827424
  • 9780774827423
  • 574,760

Table of contents


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

Part 1: Recognition and Self-Determination: Connections and Tensions

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

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

3 Two Faces of State Power / Rinku Lamba

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

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

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

7 The Rights of Indigenous Peoples to Self-Determination and the Struggle against Cultural Appropriation / Francois Boucher

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

Part 3: Possible Ways of Reframing the Issues

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

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

11 The Generosity of Toleration / Jeremy Webber

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

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About Avigail Eisenberg

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. Andree Boisselle is an assistant professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Contributors: Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Francois Boucher, Kirsty Gover, Courtney Jung, Rinku Lamba, Zoran Oklopcic, Ghislain Otis, Michel Seymour, Jakeet Singh, and Melissa S. Williams.
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