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Re: <nettime> The Messy, Dirty, Silly Interplay of Art and Activis Artiv
Benjamin Geer on Wed, 14 Nov 2007 16:43:35 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> The Messy, Dirty, Silly Interplay of Art and Activis Artivistic 2007

On 13/11/2007, lotu5 <lotu5 {AT} resist.ca> wrote:
> >like the question "how is indigenousness produced and maintained?"
> >although you have to realise that such a question would already be
> >quite contentious [...]
> I can definitely see how that question could be contentious or even
> offensive and may preclude involvement from indigenous communities,
> which I wouldn't want.

I think one isn't doing people any favours by uncritically accepting
their beliefs about themselves.  For a critique of the concept of
"indigenous", and the racism and other absurdities it leads to, please

Adam Kuper, "The Return of the Native", Current Anthropology Volume
44, Number 3, June 2003



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