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The Resource Men, masculinity, and the Indian Act, Martin J. Cannon

Men, masculinity, and the Indian Act, Martin J. Cannon

Label
Men, masculinity, and the Indian Act
Title
Men, masculinity, and the Indian Act
Statement of responsibility
Martin J. Cannon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Canada's Indian Act is infamously sexist. Through many iterations of the legislation a woman's status rights flowed from her husband, and even once it was amended to reinstate rights lost through marriage or widowhood, First Nations women could not necessarily pass status on to their descendants. That injustice has rightly been subject to much scrutiny, but what has it meant for First Nations men? In an original complement to studies focused on the implications of the act for women, Martin J. Cannon challenges the decades-long assumption of case law and politics that the act has affected Indigenous people as either "women" or "Indians" - but not both. He argues that sexism and racialization must instead be understood as interlocking within the law. This double discrimination has been used to disrupt gender complementarity between Indigenous men and women, and to undercut the identities of Indigenous men through their female forebears. By restorying historically patriarchal legislation and Indigenous masculinity, Men, Masculinity, and the Indian Act encourages Indigenous men to begin to articulate the complex ways in which their life's journey is shaped by discrimination directed at Indigenous women. Only then can a transformative discussion about Indigenous nationhood, citizenship, and reconciliation take place. Scholars and students of Indigenous studies and gender studies will find this book of interest, as will activists, legal practitioners, and others concerned with Indigenous rights, feminism, nationhood, identity, and the Indian Act
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BDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cannon, Martin J
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Indigenous men
  • Masculinity
  • Indians of North America
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Race discrimination
  • Sex discrimination
  • Aboriginal title
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indians of North America
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Race discrimination
  • Sex discrimination
  • Canada
Label
Men, masculinity, and the Indian Act, Martin J. Cannon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 180 pages
Isbn
9780774860956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1113915290
Label
Men, masculinity, and the Indian Act, Martin J. Cannon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 180 pages
Isbn
9780774860956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1113915290

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