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Social Science Indigenous Studies

Invested Indifference

How Violence Persists in Settler Colonial Society

by (author) Kara Granzow

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2020
Category
Indigenous Studies, Discrimination & Race Relations, General, Gender Studies
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774837439
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $89.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774837460
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $32.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774837446
    Publish Date
    Feb 2021
    List Price
    $32.95

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Description

In 2004, Amnesty International characterized Canadian society as “indifferent” to high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls. When the Canadian government took another twelve years to launch a national inquiry, that indictment seemed true. Invested Indifference makes a startling counter-argument: that what we see as societal unresponsiveness doesn’t come from an absence of feeling but from an affective investment in framing specific lives as disposable. Kara Granzow demonstrates that mechanisms such as the law, medicine, and control of land and space have been used to entrench violence against Indigenous people in the social construction of Canadian nationhood.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Kara Granzow is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta.

Editorial Reviews

Granzow has produced a must-read book on Canada’s murdered and disappeared indigenous women… This book is highly recommended, as it will surely lead to excellent discussions and insights into issues of continued colonization.

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