Critical Theory and Aboriginal Rights

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The author's intent is to consider the place of critical theory in relation to the analysis of Aboriginal rights in Canada. Rather than parachute into the heart of the form of critical theory he explores and questions its utility in this context, and works his way to these concerns about certain critical approaches as he explores other theoretical approaches. The journey reaches a rich landscape before this end point, at the place where theory challenges superficial understanding of Canadian Law as it applies to Aboriginal peoples, before it transforms into theory that becomes too culture-specific. The journey reveals that the destination is a potentially dangerous and energy-sapping location. Indigenous scholars are warned to tread carefully if they follow this path to its conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhilosophy and Aboriginal Rights
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Dialogues
Place of PublicationDon Mills
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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