Conquest

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Conquest
  • Andrea Lee Smith
  • English
  • 10 September 2018
  • 0896087433

About the Author: Andrea Lee Smith

Andrea Smith is a Cherokee intellectual, feminist, and anti violence activist Smith s work focuses on issues of violence against women of color and their communities, specifically Native American women.Along with Nadine Naber, she co founded INCITE Women of Color Against Violence in 2000, and she plays a prominent role in its National Planning Committee INCITE is a national grassroots organiza Andrea Smith is a Cherokee intellectual, feminist, and anti violence activist Smith s work focuses on issues of violence against women of color and their communities, specifically Native American women.Along with Nadine Naber, she co founded INCITE Women of Color Against Violence in 2000, and she plays a prominent role in its National Planning Committee INCITE is a national grassroots organization that engages in direct action and critical dialogue to end violence against women of color and their communities Smith was also a founding member of the Boarding School Healing Project BSHP According to its website, the BSHP seeks to document Native boarding school abuses so that Native communities can begin healing from boarding school abuses and demand justice Smith has worked with Amnesty International as a Bunche Fellow, coordinating the research project on sexual violence and American Indian women In 2005, Smith was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as a woman who works daily for peace in recognition of her research and work regarding violence against women of color in the US.http www.boardingschoolhealingprojeSmith earned her bachelor s degree at Harvard University in Comparative Study of Religion, and her Masters of Divinity at the Union Theological Seminary in 1997 In 2002, she received her Ph.D in History of Consciousness from UC Santa Cruz Smith s Conquest Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide won the 2005 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award She is currently a professor of American Culture and Women s Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.On February 22, 2008, Smith received a negative tenure recommendation from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan This decision has attracted an unusual degree of attention from scholars, both at Ann Arbor and nationally and prompted some to wage an online campaign saying the University s tenure evaluation process discriminates against women of color and interdisciplinary professors A statement issued by an anonymous group of students and faculty from the University of Michigan protesting the decision immediately began circulating via email and among feminist blogs The statement refers to Smith as one of the greatest indigenous feminist intellectuals of our time and highlights Smith s relevance as both a scholar and social justice advocate, noting that as a result of her work, scholars, social service providers, and community based organizations throughout the United States have shifted from state focused efforts tosystemic approaches for addressing violence against women A Facebook group in support of Smith s tenure bid and online petition to University of Michigan provost Teresa Sullivan soon followed


Conquest A Recognized Native American Scholar And Co Founder Of INCITE Women Of Color Against Violence, The Largest Grassroots, Multiracial Feminist Organization In The Country, Andrea Smith Cherokee Is An Emerging Leader In Progressive Political Circles In Conquest, Smith Places Native American Women At The Center Of Her Analysis Of Sexual Violence, Challenging Both Conventional Definitions Of The Term And Conventional Responses To The Problem.Beginning With The Impact Of The Abuses Inflicted On Native American Children At State Sanctioned Boarding Schools From The 1880s To The 1980s, Smith Adroitly Expands Our Conception Of Violence To Include Environmental Racism, Population Control And The Widespread Appropriation Of Indian Cultural Practices By Whites And Other Non Natives Smith Deftly Connects These And Other Examples Of Historical And Contemporary Colonialism To The High Rates Of Violence Against Native American Women The Most Likely Women In The United States To Die Of Poverty Related Illnesses, Be Victims Of Rape And Suffer Partner Abuse.Essential Reading For Scholars And Activists, Conquest Is The Powerful Synthesis Of Andrea Smith S Intellectual And Political Work To Date By Focusing On The Impact Of Sexual Violence On Native American Women, Smith Articulates An Agenda That Is Compelling To Feminists, Native Americans, Other People Of Color And All Who Are Committed To Creating Viable Alternatives To State Based Solutions.

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10 thoughts on “Conquest

  1. TheSkepticalReader says:

    Review originally posted on A Skeptical Reader A nation is not conquered until the hearts of the women are on the ground 33 Conquest Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide by Andrea Smith looks at the effects and the effectiveness of colonization of the indigenous people It concentrates primarily on the violence committed against women and children, as they remain most vulnerable members of the community, but Smith also addresses the overarching concern of contemporary genocide of Review originally posted on A Skeptical Reader A nation is not conquered until the hearts of the women are on the ground 33 Conquest Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide by Andrea Smith looks at the effects and the effectiveness of colonizat...

  2. Catherine says:

    Everyone should read this book.Smith unpacks politics, economics, culture, sexuality, colonialism, and spirituality in this slim book It s a searing indictment of the United States policies toward American Indian people, and the consequences of colonialism upon the bodies of Native people particularly women particularly in terms of the systemic and personal violence they withstand.The book has permanently shifted my perception of organizations I thought were doing good Planned Parenthood, Everyone should read this book.Smith unpacks po...

  3. Kaitlin says:

    Violence against Native American women and women of color is a marginalized issue, as is the topic of how colonialist genocidal policies get internalized in corporate and state decision making.Smith asks why sexual violence is so prevalent in the U.S in the first place, and provides historical answers.Each chapter is direct, well researched, and unsettling Smith s scholarship on environmental racism, American Indian boarding schools, the appropriation and disrespect of Native American spiritua Violence against Native American women and women of color is a marginalized issue, as is the topic of how colonialist genocidal policies get internalized in corporate and state decision making.Smith asks why sexual violence is so prevalent in the U.S in the first place, and provides historical answers.Each chapter is direct, well researched, and unsettling Smith s scholarship on environmental racism, American Indian boarding schools, the appropriation and disrespect of Native American spirituality, and the policies of forced sterilization and experimentation on indigenous women are shocking They need to be talked about on a global scale.Her critique of the mainstream feminist movement and domestic violence model used in the United States should be required reading She describes in detail the organization she helped form, INCITE, and also provides strategies for anti violence activists that use creativity and community resources instead of over re...

  4. Tope says:

    Smith s account of the many, many ways state and societal violence have been and continue to be perpetrated against indigenous people focusing mostly on the Americas is a difficult but necessary read Seriously, all non indigenous Americans should read this book Longer thoughts coming.eta Conquest starts with the observation that sexual and reproductive violence against Native women are forms of racial and colonial violence, unpacking the various ways in which sexual violence serves the goal Smith s account of the many, many ways state and societal violence have been and continue to be perpetrated against indigenous people focusing mostly on the Americas is a difficult but necessary read Seriously, all non indigenous Americans should read this book Longer thoughts coming.eta Conquest starts with the observation that sexual and reproductive violence against Native women are forms of racial and colonial violence, unpacking the various ways in which sexual violence serves the goals of colonialism, an examination that Smith argues forces us to reconsider how we define sexual violence, as well as the strategies we employ to eradicate gender violence In her analysis, environmental racism and exploitation, forced assimilation cultural genocide, spiritual appropriation, medical discrimination, and colonialism empire are all connected to se...

  5. Sabrarf says:

    informative and well written Nothing special to say about it

  6. Cale says:

    Andrea Smith is brilliant and while i found some of this book to be a bit didactic mostly I think her writing is clear and straightforward And boy is she pissed With good reason.

  7. Hassan Chehab says:

    DISCLAIMER Andrea Lee Smith is a fraud She has claimed time and time again to be Cherokee when the academic world and scholars of the Cherokee nation have exposed her identity as false She is a white woman, and a fraud.If you want to learn about the history of abuses, mistreatment, massacre, and cultural genocide of the Native Americans, this is not the book for it Smith relies on unreliable sources, twisted narratives, and simply false statements in order to get her narrative out She goes DISCLAIMER Andrea Lee Smith is a fraud She has claimed time and time again to be Cherokee when the academic world and scholars of the Cherokee nation have exposed her identity as false She is a white woman, and a fraud.If you want to learn about the history of abuses, mistreatment, massacre, and cultural genocide of t...

  8. Priyanka says:

    The title says it Andrea Smith writes with clarity and delivers her arguments with powerful evidence that can sometimes be very disturbing to read After reading it, it feels like a central piece that was once missing in history s great puzzle is finally in place She ma...

  9. Hannah says:

    There s some good stuff in here The portions about Native Americans and the criminal justice system seem particularly timely The strength of this book is probably as a summary of semi current issues and activist approaches to problems facing indigenous women and their communities I m not sure that much is original here most important points are citations to others ...

  10. Laurie Neighbors says:

    Assigning this book as a capstone reading for an undergrad course I m teaching in the fall that examines US health movements in the twentieth century through an oppression resistance lens Smith s book brings it all together environmental justice, sexual violence, poverty, medical experiments, forced sterilization and other issues of reproductive justice, immigrant health, health care access, etc and fills in the gaps left by our other reading assignments, particularly in terms of socia Assigning this book as a capstone reading for an undergrad course I m teaching in the fall that examines US health movements in the twentieth century through an oppression resistance lens Smith s book brings it all together environmental justice, sexual violence, poverty, medical experiments, forced sterilization and other issues of reproductive justice, immigrant health, health care access, etc and f...