"To see things in an objective light": the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Ongoing Construction of Settler Colonial Landscapes


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Proulx, Guillaume ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2563-9372 et Crane, Nicholas Jon ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5470-747X (2020). "To see things in an objective light": the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Ongoing Construction of Settler Colonial Landscapes. Journal of Cultural Geography , 37 (1). pp. 46-66. doi:10.1080/08873631.2019.1665856 Repéré dans Depositum à https://depositum.uqat.ca/id/eprint/1383

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This paper examines the discourses used by proponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) as claims of universality in relation to which the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and allied activists mounted a movement of opposition in 2014–2017, in the historical context of Lakota and Dakota resistance to settler colonialism, which has endured since the nineteenth century. From publicly available texts circulated by key actors in the conflict over the construction of this pipeline project, we identify themes that proponents of this project drew upon to articulate their representations of the land as universal. We suggest that claims like these, when naturalized in practice, have historically materialized in settler colonial landscapes. With the concept of settler colonial landscapes, we focus on ways of seeing and representing places that have facilitated the dispossession of Indigenous people from their territory as well as the construction of a settler-dominated community. In this way, we develop a cultural geographical understanding of the ongoing construction of settler colonial landscapes as a process dependent on claims to neutrality and objectivity.

Type de document: Article
Informations complémentaires: Cette version de l'article représente le manuscrit final accepté pour publication (postpublication). La version officielle a été publiée dans la revue Journal of Cultural Geography en 2020 : https://doi.org/10.1080/08873631.2019.1665856
Mots-clés libres: contingency; landscape; settler colonialism; settler colonial landscapes; universality; Dakota Access Pipeline;
Divisions: Études autochtones
Date de dépôt: 28 nov. 2022 19:18
Dernière modification: 13 mars 2023 17:48
URI: https://depositum.uqat.ca/id/eprint/1383

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