Shifting Boundaries: Aboriginal Identity, Pluralist Theory, and the Politics of Self-government

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UBC Press, 2003 - Počet stran: 224
Canada is often called a pluralist state, but few commentators view Aboriginal self-government from the perspective of political pluralism. Instead, Aboriginal identity is framed in terms of cultural and national traits, while self-government is taken to represent an Aboriginal desire to protect those traits. Shifting Boundaries challenges this view, arguing that it fosters a woefully incomplete understanding of the politics of self-government. Taking the position that a relational theory of pluralism offers a more accurate interpretation, Tim Schouls contends that self-government is better understood when an "identification" perspective on Aboriginal identity is adopted instead of a "cultural" or "national" one. He shows that self-government is not about preserving cultural and national differences as goods in and of themselves, but rather is about equalizing current imbalances in power to allow Aboriginal peoples to construct their own identities. In focusing on relational pluralism, Shifting Boundaries adds an important perspective to existing theoretical approaches to Aboriginal self-government. It will appeal to academics, students, and policy analysts interested in Aboriginal governance, cultural studies, political theory, nationalism studies, and constitutional theory.

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Approaches to Aboriginal Identity
39
6I Aboriginal Culture Nation and the Politics of Difference
61
CHAPTER 4
68
Aboriginal Women Youth and the Priority of Individual Choice
87
CHAPTER 5
113
CHAPTER 6
149
I75 Aboriginal SelfGovernment and the Politics of Pluralism
175
Notes
183
2O6 Bibliography
207
2I6 Index
216
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Tim Schouls divides his time between the University of British Columbia and Capilano College, teaching and researching Canadian politics, Aboriginal governance issues, and political theory.

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