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All of Our Relations: Indigenous Sociology and Indigenous Lifeworlds  

Tahu Kukutai

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Apr 2022
This chapter offers a perspective on what makes Indigenous sociology distinctive, and why it is important. It is less concerned with “speaking back” or “up” to the sociological discipline ... More

American Indian Leadership: On Indigenous Geographies of Gender and Thrivance  

Andrew J. Jolivétte

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Apr 2022
Gender diversity in Native American and Indigenous communities is deeply embedded in a long genealogical history of culturally rooted ontologies that inform contemporary sociological ... More

Beyond the “Abyssal Line”: Knowledge, Power, and Justice in a Datafied World  

Donna Cormack and Paula King

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Feb 2022
Colonization fundamentally disrupted Indigenous knowledge systems, establishing epistemic hierarchies that privilege Eurocentric colonial epistemologies and methodologies. In this chapter, ... More

The Biosocial Study of Ethnicity  

Frank Salter

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter reviews behavioral biological analyses of ethnic solidarity and conflict. The universality of ethnic behavior, including frequent altruism, points to evolutionary origins. This ... More

Closing the Gap: Negotiating Indigenous Power and the Council of Australian Governments  

Ian Anderson

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Feb 2022
This chapter provides an overview of the negotiations led by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) on the renewal of a set of agreements, first struck in 2008, referred to as the ... More

Colonialism and the Racialization of Indigenous Identity  

Angela A. Gonzales and Judy Kertész

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Feb 2022
This chapter traces the emergence of “race” as a handmaiden to colonialism and the consequential racialization of Indigenous Peoples. We argue that colonialism and the ideas that inform ... More

Conceptualizing and Theorizing the Indigenous Lifeworld  

Maggie Walter

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Jan 2022
The Euro-industrial revolution, large-scale Anglo colonization, and the emergence of sociology all emanate from similar societal origins and time in history. Yet despite these shared roots, ... More

Contrasting Scientific Discourses of Skin Lightening in Domestic and Global Contexts  

Celeste Vaughan Curington and Miliann Kang

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Nov 2020
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May 2019
This chapter examines how racial and gender ideologies shape and are shaped by scientific understandings of beauty practices via a critical examination of the scholarly discourses on skin ... More

Could Assistance Dogs Improve Well-Being for Aboriginal Peoples Living With Disability?  

Bindi Bennett

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Jan 2022
Aboriginal Peoples with a disability experience greater intersectional discrimination and social inequality that impacts their social health and well-being. Research has shown that ... More

Culture as the Configuration and Condensation of Experience  

George Lipsitz

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May 2022
In his cultural criticism and creative works, Du Bois followed premises and principles central to his social science scholarship, devoting special attention to the particular and specific ... More

Decolonizing Australian Settler-Colonial Masculinity  

Jacob Prehn

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Mar 2022
This chapter argues that Australian settler-colonial masculinity needs to be decolonized for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men to freely express themselves and feel valued. For ... More

Decolonizing Climate Adaptation by Reacquiring Fractionated Tribal Lands  

Melissa Watkinson-Schutten

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Apr 2022
Coastal tribes are experiencing loss of land due to the cumulative effects of climate change. However, decolonization in the form of reacquiring tribal lands can be used as a tool for ... More

Deep Consciousness and Reclaiming the Old Ways: Aboriginal Women Leading a Paradigm Shift  

Joselynn Baltra-Ulloa

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Feb 2022
This chapter examines the parallels of being a Mapuche woman in Chile and being an Aboriginal woman in Australia. Aboriginal women in Australia and Mapuche women in Chile are at the bottom ... More

The Development of Ethnoracial Market Segments: Lessons from the US Latino Media Market  

G. Cristina Mora

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Dec 2019
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Feb 2019
Racial minority markets today are now multi-million-dollar ventures, but little is known about how these markets develop. This chapter uses the case of Latino media to show how market ... More

Disclosing the Problem of Empire in Du Bois’s International Thought  

Adom Getachew and Jennifer Pitts

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Jun 2022
Du Bois’s understanding of the modern world order as founded on the linked phenomena of racial hierarchy, imperial domination, and capitalist exploitation constituted a radical challenge to ... More

Dispossession as Destination: Colonization and the Capture of Māori Land in Aotearoa New Zealand  

Matthew Wynyard

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Dec 2021
The systematic dispossession of Māori land in the 19th and 20th centuries formed the basis of Aotearoa New Zealand’s capitalist economy and contributed to persistent patterns of inequality ... More

Du Bois and Marx’s Influence: Black Reconstruction  

Andrew J. Douglas

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May 2022
This chapter situates W. E. B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction in America (1935) within the context of his evolving critical theory of global capitalism and considers the influence of ... More

Du Bois, Social Theory, and Agency  

Julian Go

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Jun 2022
This chapter explores Du Bois’s thinking on agency and how it fits into the larger landscape of social theory regarding action and practice. Covering his early work at the turn of the ... More

The Du Bois–Washington Debate: The Talented Tenth, the Tuskegee Machine, and the Clash of Black Titans  

Reiland Rabaka

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May 2022
This chapter offers a critical exploration of the historic debate between W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington and the ways it enriched and expanded African American social, political, ... More

Fat as a Floating Signifier: Race, Weight, and Femininity in the National Imaginary  

Sabrina Strings

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Nov 2020
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Jan 2019
Studies on the development of fat stigma in the United States often consider gender, but not race. This chapter adds to the literature on the significance of race in the propagation of fat ... More

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