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Storying Violence: Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial (Paperback)

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Storying Violence explores the 2018 murder of Colten Boushie and the subsequent trial of Gerald Stanley. Through an analysis of relevant socio-political narratives in the prairies and scholarship on settler colonialism, the authors argue that Boushie's death and Stanley's acquittal were not isolated incidents but are yet another manifestation of the crisis-ridden relationships

between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in

Saskatchewan, ones that evidence the impossibility of finding justice for Indigenous peoples in settler colonial contexts. We situate Indigenous peoples' presence as a threat to the type of security that settler colonial societies promise settler citizens, pointing to the Stanley case as one instance where such threats are operationalized as mechanisms to sanction violence against Indigenous peoples and communities.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781927886373
ISBN-10: 1927886376
Publisher: Arp Books
Publication Date: May 26th, 2020
Pages: 120
Language: English

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