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ERIC Number: EJ1169537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Aging, Precarity, and the Struggle for Indigenous Elsewheres
Grande, Sandy
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v31 n3 p168-176 2018
Through the structures and logics of the settler/capitalist state, the aging body can only be viewed as a crisis of decreased labor power and increased social expenditure; an amortization that has only worsened under neoliberalism. As such, this article calls attention to the conspicuous absence of a counter discourse and politics of aging within Native American and Indigenous studies. Within Indigenous communities, elders have always held places of distinction, which not only renders the dearth of theories of aging within Native studies problematic but also deeply limiting to the project of articulating the "decolonial option". As discussed in the article, Indigenous theories of aging are a critical component of securing alter-Native existences, defined by relations of mutuality, responsibility and reciprocity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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