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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
read:

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

http://www.unl.edu/rhames/courses/current/readings/kuper-native.pdf

Ben


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