Indigenous People

Messages from the Meek: Dynamic Resistance at the Edge of Amazonian Colonization and Capitalism

Christian Ferreira Crevels • Apr 24 2022 • Articles

Detailing local history is crucial to an understanding of how the intersubjectivity of coloniality came to reach groups with great differences in ideology.

Discovery, Conquest and Colonialism

Robbie Shilliam • Mar 27 2022 • Online resources

The ‘conquest’ and ‘discovery’ associated with 1492 might contain deeper-determining norms and practices than those of ‘non-intervention’ and ‘sovereignty’ associated with 1648.

Devouring Brazilian Modernism: The Rise of Contemporary Indigenous Art

Gabriel Fernandes Caetano • Feb 24 2022 • Articles

Contemporary indigenous art rescues a series of ethical values that can help the world to overcome the civilizational crisis, and help Brazil to overcome political and environmental setbacks.

Interview – Jessica Cheung

E-International Relations • Jul 30 2021 • Features

Jessica Cheung discusses her research on feminist foreign policy, tensions between foreign and domestic policy, and the challenges early career researchers face.

Interview – Gabriel Passetti

E-International Relations • Jan 11 2021 • Features

Gabriel Passetti highlights the historic role of the British Empire in Latin America and New Zealand, and inter-American relations from the 19th century to the present day.

Review – Vernacular Sovereignties: Indigenous Women Challenging World Politics

Margot Cohen • Aug 21 2020 • Features

The book maps the intersecting forms of oppression Indigenous women and subverts colonial histories through the narration of resistance.

Interview – Rafael Bittencourt

E-International Relations • Mar 27 2020 • Features

Rafael Bittencourt explains the concept of buen vivir, its influence on policy-making in Bolivia and Ecuador, and assesses the recent upheavals in Chile and Ecuador.

The UN as Both Foe and Friend to Indigenous Peoples and Self-Determination

Sheryl Lightfoot and David MacDonald • Mar 12 2020 • Articles

The UN, created to uphold the sovereignty of states, has become a vehicle for Indigenous peoples to organise in favour of their rights.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Indigenous Perspectives and the Buffalo Treaty

Jeff Corntassel and Marc Woons • Sep 22 2019 • Student Features

Developments within IR highlight the struggle of Indigenous peoples to maintain their place-based existence so that their lands, cultures, communities and relationships will flourish for generations to come.

Review – Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics

Ananya Sharma • Jun 18 2019 • Features

This handbook challenges the disciplinary fortress of IR and opens up a world of investigatory possibilities by equating post-colonial politics with global politics.

Decolonizing Borders

Liam Midzain-Gobin • Jan 12 2019 • Articles

Borders are effective at constructing an ‘us’ on the inside, which is bound together through a collective narrative to the exclusion of ‘them’ outside.

Indigenous Perspectives on International Relations Theory

Jeff Corntassel and Marc Woons • Jan 23 2018 • Articles

Indigenous efforts challenge state-centric views to include different ways of understanding relations between peoples, the natural world and the planet.

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