Duncan Ivison

in Native Claims

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199794850
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919291 | DOI:

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One of the most provocative suggestions this book makes is that recovering the ‘hidden transcripts’ of the legal claims made by indigenous peoples against European acts of dispossession and subjugation has important implications for our understanding of indigenous peoples’ rights today. But how should we understand the normative upshot of this broader project of providing a richer and more accurate historical picture of indigenous peoples in the history of early modern imperialism? What does this history have to do, if anything, with the situation of contemporary indigenous peoples?

Keywords: indigenous peoples rights; normativity; political theory; self-determination; freedom; democracy

Chapter.  5080 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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