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“We’re Not Going to Be Guinea Pigs”: Lessons from Community-Based Participatory Research

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Rooted in interview material with scientists, field workers and study participants, as well as the literatures of citizen science, CBPR, and study report-back, the third chapter discusses the ... More


Ordinary Life and the Ethics of Occupation

Mark Rifkin

in Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690572
eISBN:
9781452949413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690572.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Chapter 1 – It provides the theoretical and methodological background for the study. Surveying relevant scholarship in nineteenth-century American literary studies, Native studies, and queer studies, ... More


Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance

Mark Rifkin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690572
eISBN:
9781452949413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690572.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Settler Common Sense considers how writings by several canonical mid-nineteenth-century authors that are not “about” Indians still participate in processes of settler colonialism. More than focusing ... More


Environmental Justice, Political Ecology, and the Three Bodies of a Mohawk Community

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The first chapter introduces the Superfund process, and describes how concepts and theories around environmental justice and political ecology need to be framed with an understanding of settler ... More


The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Elizabeth Hoover

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Elizabeth Hoover takes us deep into Akwesasne—an indigenous community in upstate New York—the remarkable community that partnered with scientists and developed grassroots programs to fight the ... More


Loving Oneself Like a Nation: Sovereign Self hood and the Autoerotics of Wilderness in Walden

Mark Rifkin

in Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690572
eISBN:
9781452949413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690572.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Chapter 3 – In critiquing the debt produced by the effort to own property, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden develops an autoerotic vision of selfhood based on withdrawal into the space of “nature.” That ... More


Romancing the State of Nature: Speculation, Regeneration, and the Maine Frontier in House of the Seven Gables

Mark Rifkin

in Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690572
eISBN:
9781452949413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690572.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Chapter 2 – Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables takes up the Lockean assumptions of earlier struggles against elite propertyholding in Maine. In doing so, the text opens up the potential ... More


Dreaming of Urban Fispersion: Aristocratic Genealogy and Indian Rurality in Pierre

Mark Rifkin

in Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690572
eISBN:
9781452949413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690572.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Herman Melville’s Pierre draws on the Anti-Rent movement in upstate New York to critique inherited estates, and it positions the city as an escape from inequities in the country. Casting New York ... More


Environmental Contamination, Health Studies, and Mitigation Politics

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Drawing from interviews, archival materials, public meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings, the second chapter documents the history of the discovery of, and efforts to remediate environmental ... More


Contamination, Convenience, and a Changing Food Culture

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Prior to the discovery of contamination in the river, Akwesasne relied on fishing and farming to sustain food needs and the local economy. The fourth chapter focuses on changes in food culture in ... More


Highlighting Resilience: Individual, Social, and Political Resurgence and Survivance

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The book’s conclusion highlights how Akwesasro:non suggestions for ways to improve environmental health research and health care can be framed through a model of three bodies: the individual, social, ... More


Many Voices, One Nation

Kristina M. Jacobsen

in Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631868
eISBN:
9781469631882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631868.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The conclusion reflects on how a politics of difference and belonging—and the idea of indigenous social authenticity more broadly—is negotiated by Diné citizens. Focusing on the language fluency ... More


PCBs and Thrifty Genes: Broadening the Scope of Illness Explanation

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The fifth chapter explores the ways in which Akwesasne community members conceptualize the environmental, social, and physiological origins of diabetes, placing the blame not just on individual ... More


Driving Tour through the Political and Environmental History of Akwesasne

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Chapter 1 lays out the history of this community in the context of a driving tour, using landmarks along the main thoroughfare to discuss relevant points in Akwesasne’s history to illustrate the ... More


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