Dimensions:9in x 6 in | 380 gr
Page Count:252 pages
In A People and a Nation, the authors, most of whom are themselves Metis, offer readers a set of lenses through which to consider the complexity of historical and contemporary Métis nationhood and peoplehood.
In A People and a Nation, the authors, most of whom are Métis, offer readers a set of lenses through which to consider the complexity of historical and contemporary Métis nationhood and peoplehood. The field of Métis Studies has been afflicted by a longstanding tendency to situate Métis within deeply racialized contexts, and/or by an overwhelming focus on the nineteenth century. This volume challenges the pervasive racialization of Métis studies with multidisciplinary chapters on identity, history, politics, literature, spirituality, religion, and kinship networks, reorienting the conversation toward Métis experiences today.
Jennifer Adese (otipemisiwak/Métis) is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. She is co-editor, with Robert Alexander Innes, of Indigenous Celebrity: Indigenous Entanglements with Fame. Her work has appeared in Studies in American Indian Literature (SAIL), American Indian Quarterly (AIQ), Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society (DIES), MediaTropes, TOPIA, PUBLIC - ART, CULTURE, IDEAS, along with a number of edited collections. Chris Andersen (Métis) is the dean of the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. He is the author of the award-winning “Métis”: Race, Recognition, and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood, and, with Maggie Walter, co-author of Indigenous Statistics: A Quantitative Indigenous Methodology. He co-edited, with Jean O’Brien, Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies
Contributors: Paul L. Gareau, Adam Gaudry, Robert L.A. Hancock, Robert Alexander Innes, June Scudeler, Jesse Thistle, and Daniel Voth
A People and a Nation is fascinating and provocative, dealing with complex material in an intriguing and ambitious way.- Stephen Cornell, professor emeritus, School of Sociology and Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona
This book makes an important intervention in Métis Studies. No book like it currently exists. It will shift the field and move it forward, and it belongs in classrooms across the country.- Carolyn Podruchny, professor, Department of History, York University