Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance

Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance

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qIn these regions at least (Alberta and British Columbia), liberalism proved to be an exclusionary rather than inclusionary force that allowed for extraordinary measures to be employed to remove Indigenous peoples from the territories of their ancestors. The expansion of liberalism, diverse and multifacated in construction, but undeniably debilitating in its impact on First Nations people, was facilitated, fashioned and justified by means of disciplinary surveillance. In addition, the surveillance network (which included government officials, police officers, church representatives, ordinary settlers, and others) clearly functioned to inculate Anglo-Canadian liberal capitalist values, structures, and interests as normal, natural, and beyond reproach.q -- from publisher.In Contact Zones: Aboriginal and Settler Women in Canadaa#39;s Colonial Past, ed. Kate Pickles and Myra Rutherdale. Vancouver, UBC Press, 2005. Brownlie, Robin and Mary Ellen Kelm. a€œDesperately Seeking Absolution: Native Agency as anbsp;...

Title:Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance
Author: Keith Douglas Smith
Publisher:Athabasca University Press - 2009

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