Technologies of Existence: The indigenous environmental justice movement

Abstract

Dana E. Powell argues that the Indigenous Environmental Justice Movement in North America is resignifying ‘development’ through emerging discourses and practices of ‘environmental justice’. She focuses on the emergence of wind and solar energy technologies in the movement as technologies of existence, challenging a history of biopolitical regimes of natural resource development of indigenous lands and bodies while also proposing an alternative approach to cultivating healthy economies, ecologies, and cultures.

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Powell, D. Technologies of Existence: The indigenous environmental justice movement. Development 49, 125–132 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.development.1100287

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Keywords

  • social movements
  • Native America
  • biopower
  • renewable energy
  • development