Introduction

The essays of Indigenous Women and Work: From Labor to Activism are set within the historical context of four settler nations—Canada, Australia, the United States, and Aotearoa/New Zealand—covering a broad span of time from the 1830s to the late 1980s. In each of these nations, the state overextende...

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Published in: Indigenous Women and Work p. 1
Main Author: Carol Williams
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of Illinois Press 09-25-2012
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Men
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Summary: The essays of Indigenous Women and Work: From Labor to Activism are set within the historical context of four settler nations—Canada, Australia, the United States, and Aotearoa/New Zealand—covering a broad span of time from the 1830s to the late 1980s. In each of these nations, the state overextended its bureaucratic reach into the intimate, conceivably “private,” and working “public,” lives of women.¹ Scholars have been necessarily vigilant in exposing the blunt instrumentality of modern state statutory formations in contouring and disfiguring Indigenous women’s experiences, and this volume participates in that analysis (Borrows 1994; McGrath and Stevenson 1996; Robert
ISBN: 0252037154
9780252037153
DOI: 10.5406/j.ctt3fh3fq.6