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Tender grounds: Intimate visceral violence and British Columbia's colonial geographies

May 2016

Tender grounds: Intimate visceral violence and British Columbia's colonial geographies
Tender grounds: Intimate visceral violence
and British Columbia's colonial geographies

In this paper, de Leeuw argues that ongoing colonial violence “operates through geographies of Indigenous homes, families, and bodies that are too often overlooked in standard geographical accounts of colonialism” (p. 14). She draws on feminist and decolonizing theories, as well as the concept of ‘slow violence' (Nixon, 2011), to present an argument, grounded in a critique of dominant geographic inquiries into colonialism as being primarily about land, natural resources and territory, for why colonial violence continues to be perpetuated in the lives of Indigenous women and children.

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