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dc.contributor.authorMinno, Liza Drake
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T17:25:17Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T17:25:17Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-01
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/17442
dc.description.abstractThis thesis advances a critical understanding of the ways in which neoliberal multiculturalism works to naturalize settler colonialism in the United States through the queer, feminist, and decolonial use of visual, historical, and legal analysis. The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) of 2010, as well as the White House signing ceremony for the TLOA serve as the main sites for this analysis. The central argument of the thesis is that multiculturalism in the United States facilitates the ongoing naturalization of settler prerogatives and that Barack Obama, through his deployment of affect and analogy, is especially effective at normalizing multicultural settler domination of colonized lands and peoples. Subtending this argument are arguments about how settler colonialism is maintained through the use of sexual violence against Indigenous people and through heteronormativity, which must be continuously-enforced. The thesis, therefore, interrogates the effects of the settler state’s gestures toward Indigenous women and sexual violence in the TLOA and the TLOA signing ceremony. The bulk of the evidence for the thesis comes from secondary historical sources, the genealogy of laws that constitutes Federal Indian Policy in the United States, and original legal analysis of the TLOA and the TLOA Congressional Hearings, as well as original visual and discourse analyses of the TLOA signing ceremony.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subject"Tribal Law and Order Act of 2009"en_US
dc.subjectNeoliberal Multiculturalismen_US
dc.subjectSettler Colonialismen_US
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc.
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North America--Government relations
dc.subject.lcshCriminal jurisdiction--United States
dc.subject.lcshCriminal justice, Administration of--United States
dc.titleWHOSE “SHARED HUMANITY”?: THE TRIBAL LAW AND ORDER ACT (2010), BARACK OBAMA, AND THE POLITICS OF MULTICULTURALISM IN SETTLER COLONIAL STATESen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeAmerican Studiesen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of American Studiesen_US
dc.description.advisorBrandzel, Amy
dc.description.committee-memberDenetdale, Jennifer
dc.description.committee-memberGoldstein, Alyosha


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