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Re: Comparative Indigeneities

Good luck on your course.

My own teaching is mainly about indigenous peoples in Asia. You could bring something in as contrast to the usual, tired West-and-the-Rest formula. In Asia, the picture is often very similar to the US, Australia etc. (indigenous peoples' land is stolen; they are discriminated against; their languages discouraged, etc.), BUT there is often the striking difference, that the very "indigeneity" of those peoples is denied -- because that would give them a platform and a voice, distinct from the majority that's oppressing them.

Daniel S. Dupre
Robbie Ethridge

Ethridge on Dupre, 'Alabama's Frontiers and the Rise of the Old South'

Daniel S. Dupre. Alabama's Frontiers and the Rise of the Old South. A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018. 288 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-02727-6.

Reviewed by Robbie Ethridge (University of Mississippi) Published on H-AmIndian (April, 2019) Commissioned by F. Evan Nooe (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)

Comparative Indigeneities

Dear Colleagues,

I'm proposing a special topics course for the upcoming fall semester on the topic of Comparative Indigeneities. I've never taught it before and working on developing the course description and syllabus. My idea is to look at indigeneity through a global and comparative approach and address issues concerning culture, identity, sexuality, territoriality, politics, etc.