Relating Indigenous and Settler Identities

Beyond Domination

  • Avril Bell

Part of the Identity Studies in the Social Sciences book series (IDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Avril Bell
      Pages 1-22
  3. The Settler Imaginary

  4. Postcolonial Resistances

  5. Towards the Relational Imaginary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Avril Bell
      Pages 173-197
  6. Afterword

    1. Avril Bell
      Pages 198-200
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-251

About this book


This book uses identity theories to explore the struggles of indigenous peoples against the domination of the settler imaginary in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. The book argues that a new relational imaginary can revolutionize the way settler peoples think about and relate to indigenous difference.


Assimilation identity Nation nationalism politics settler

Authors and affiliations

  • Avril Bell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyAuckland UniversityNew Zealand

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