Aboriginal Voices & the Politics of Representation


Author:
Steckley, John
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
192
Publisher:
Canadian Scholar's Press Inc.
Copyright Data:
2003

Price:
Sale price$34.95

Description

Aboriginal Voices and the Politics of Representation in Canadian Introductory Sociology Textbooks by John Steckley examines the content of Canadian sociology textbooks and the overwhelming lack of coverage of Aboriginal Peoples and issues in these Canadian introductory courses. He examines three major areas: Oka, the Potlatch, and Inuit Elder suicide. By examining 77 textbooks the author has devised conclusions about the failure of Canadian textbooks to properly include Aboriginal voices into the content. Rather these books often reduce Aboriginal Peoples in Canada to the race and ethnicity section of the field of study. Throughout the author examines the works of major scholars in the field such as Foucault, Dorothy Smith, Linda Tuhiwai Smith and others in the field. He also provides detailed references to First Nations and Metis scholars whose works should be included in any understanding of the study of Canadian introductory sociology. This work will be useful to those teaching and studying sociology in Canada, as well as Aboriginal Studies and Education fields.

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