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The Moral Limits of the Law: Settler Colonialism and the Anti-Violence Movement by Andrea Smith

August 8, 2012
The Full article can be found here as part of the most recent  issue of Settler Colonial Studies: Karangatia: Calling Out Gender and Sexuality in Settler Societies
http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/settlercolonialstudies/article/viewFile/334/303

Abstract

Anti-violence advocates in the United States often find themselves working with the contradictions of struggling for a vision of justice within the constraints of the US criminal legal system. Perhaps the greatest contradictions may be felt by many Native advocates who understand the US to be a settler colonial state. This article explores these contradictions and the limitations that this framework imposes on genuine attempts to address injustice. It also proposes a possible way out of a constraining paradox
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  1. August 22, 2013 2:20 am

    Reblogged this on Unsettling America.

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