quotes from Jodi Byrd's book:
theory of place and narrative and the place of IPs within postcolonial theories, queer, race theories
syllogistic tropes of participatory democracyborn out of violent occupatio of lands
how Indianness functions as a transit within empire
to read mnemonically is to connect the violence and genocides of colonization to cultural production and cultural movements
multicultural liberal democracy rationalize historical traumas thru inclusion
IPs must be central to any theorizations of the condition of postcoloniality, empire, and regimes that arise out of indigenous lands
transit - fluidity, noise, instability; to exist relationally, multiply
liberal multiculturalism invested in acknowledgements, recognition, equality, equivalences
US colonialism and imperialism coerces struggles for social justice for queers, racial minorities, immigrants into complicity with settler colonialism
"derealization of the other"
metropolitcan multiculturalism and dominant postcolonialism prose the US as a postracial asylum for the world, the diminishing return of that asylum meets at the point where diasporas collides with settler colonialism
US cultural and political preoccupations with indigeneity and reproduction of Indianness serve to facilitate, justify and maintain Anglo-Amerian hegemonic mastery over signifcation of justice, democracy, law and terror
how would debate change if the responsiblities of the real lived condition of colonialism were prioritized as a condition of possibility
sovereignty without rights to self government, territorial integrity, cultural autonomy
Indian as the ghost in the machine of empire
erasure of the sovereign - racialization of the Indian
colonization = racialization; where Indians become ethnic minorities
loss of intimacies on four continents - genocide, slavery, indenture, liberalism (lisa lowe)
conflation of territoriality with conquest by assigning colonization to the racialized body
multicultural liberalism aligns itself with settler colonialism
postcolonial studies have ignored indigenous struggles in the US
indigeneity can be too dangerous and xenophobic when combined with nationalism or anticolonial struggles in a world shaped by forced diaspora, migration, hybridity and movement
cultural studies...towards a joyous cacophony of multiplicities and away from the lived colonial conditions of indigeneity within postcolonial-settler society
how did the impulse to constellate the America into European colonial alignment come to depend upon the lamentable but ungrievable Indian? how do arrivals and other peoples forced to move thru empire use indigeneity as a transit to redress, grieve, and fill the fractures and ruptures created thru diaspora and exclusion?
what happens to indigenous peoples and the stakes of sovereignty, land, decolonization when conquest is reframed thru the global historicities of race?
how to discern how the noise of competing claims, recognitions, remediations function to naturalize possession at the site of postracial inclusion, transformative multiculturalism, and cruel optimism.