This talk ultimately provides a structural analysis of the role that settler love, sexuality, and family play in the imposition of settler-colonial private property relations.
TallBear arrives at this analysis via a critical autoethnographic examination of her own more-than-monogamous relating combined with a review of key texts in the history of state-sanctioned marriage in the US, Hawai’i, and Canada. She also build on polyamory literatures—both popular and academic—in this analysis, as well as Indigenous Studies and critical race literatures.
Kim TallBear is Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. She tweets @KimTallBear and @CriticalPoly and her work can be found on her research websites IndigenousSTS.com and re-lab.ca.
This event is presented as part of 3CT’s Worlding, Writing initiative and is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.