RED SKIN, WHITE MASKS: REJECTING THE COLONIAL POLITICS OF RECOGNITION

Red Skin, White Masks is a work of critically engaged political theory that challenges the now commonplace assumption that settler-colonization can be reconciled through a process of cultural recognition and accommodation. In light of this colonial impasse, Coulthard sets out to explore a radically decolonial politics that is less oriented around attaining an affirmative form of recognition and institutional accommodation by the colonial-state and society, and more about critically revaluing, reconstructing and redeploying Indigenous cultural practices in ways that seek to prefigure radical alternatives to the symbolic and structural violence that continues to dispossess our nations of lands, political authority, and lives. This book is a profound critique of contemporary colonialism, a clear vision of Indigenous resurgence, and a serious contribution to the literature of freedom." Professor Taiaiake Alfred, from the "Forward."