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Geographies of Embodiment in Settler-Colonies II

Type: Paper
Theme: Expanding the Community of Geography
Sponsor Groups: Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group
Organizers: Deondre Smiles, Meredith Palmer, Shelby Loft
Chairs: Deondre Smiles

Description

How can postcolonial, Indigenous, and settler colonial scholarship think through and with the body to engage and unsettle fundamental themes in human geography, such as scale, sovereignty, identity, belonging, territory, and power? This panel contends that power differentiates, marginalizes, and subjectifies particular people and groups by working in and through the production of the body, and that central texts in critical race studies, postcolonial studies, Black and Diaspora studies, and Native American and Indigenous studies can be read for theories of embodiment. This panel foregrounds historic and present spatial politics of embodiment, and embodied politics of space: in the constitution of racialized and gendered subjects; in the reproduction of colonial dispossession and expropriation; the scale at which trauma and violence are felt; the position from which redress and liberation may be enacted.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Ashley Elizabeth Smith*, Amherst College, Embodied Action and Indigenous Survivance: Wabanaki Interventions in Settler Geographies of Erasure 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Liandra Skenandore*, , "Whereas speaking, itself, is defiance": Embodiment and Resistance in WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Amy Shawanda*, , Nibi: Our life Source 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Deondre Smiles*, The Ohio State University Department of Geography, Title: “Decolonized Afterlife”: towards a new understanding of the political processes surrounding Indigenous death 15 12:00 AM

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