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Invested Indifference : How Violence Persists in Settler Colonial Society

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    Note: This book was produced with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component


  • Author: Granzow, Kara

    In 2004, Amnesty International characterized Canadian society as “indifferent” to high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls. When the Canadian government took another twelve years to launch a national inquiry, that indictment seemed true. Invested Indifferencemakes a startling counter-argument: that what we see as societal unresponsiveness doesn’t come from an absenceof feeling but from an affective investment in framing specific lives as disposable. Kara Granzow demonstrates that mechanisms such as the law, medicine, and control of land and space have been used to entrench violence against Indigenous people in the social construction of Canadian nationhood.

    Original Publisher: [S.l.], UBC Press
    Language(s): English