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dc.contributor.authorSt. Germaine-Small, Melissa.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-14T19:41:55Z
dc.date.available2009-07-14T19:41:55Z
dc.date.issued2004-07-14T19:41:55Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/2317
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis I outline a critical approach to interpreting the considerable academic literature on Aboriginal women in North America. I locate the scholarship concerning Native women within an understanding of three developments related to a philosophy of science: (I) paradigmatic shifts concerning the philosophy of science, (2) materialist-idealist debates and (3) transitions in feminist theory characterized by what is tenned the shift from second to third wave feminism. My exploration of emergent themes suggests that the elements indicated above provide overlapping frameworks within which most scholarship about Indigenous women is positioned. I illustrate my finding that employing critical discourse analysis and postcolonial feminism as both method and theory provides a useful approach in attending to intersecting experiences of 'race, class, and gender.' I view these intersecting experiences as central to the socio-political positioning of Indigenous women within contemporary feminist theorizing. I conclude my thesis by reflecting on the conceptual struggles I experienced in fonnulating and organizing the thesis and the significance of my underlying epistemological position and value-orientation as both a feminist and Native woman.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectNative womenen_US
dc.subjectNative womenen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous womenen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous womenen_US
dc.subjectFeminist theory.en_US
dc.titleNative women, theory and research : contexts and contestationsen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Social Justice and Equity Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Justice and Equity Studies Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US


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