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Canadian law and indigenous self-determination : a naturalist analysis /
Gordon Christie.
imprint
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2019.
description
vi, 440 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
1442628995, 144263751X, 9781442628991, 9781442637511
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imprint
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2019.
isbn
1442628995
144263751X
9781442628991
9781442637511
contents note
Setting the Stage -- Canadian Law and Its Puzzles -- Differing Understandings and the Way Forward -- Remarks on Theorizing and Method -- Problems with Theorizing About the Law -- Liberal Positivism and Aboriginal Rights: Defining and Establishing ‘Existing’ Rights -- Liberal Positivism and Aboriginal Rights: Making Sense of the Place of Aboriginal Rights in Canada -- Postcolonial Theory and Aboriginal Law.
local note
This title is part of the Indigenous Perspectives Collection at the Bora Laskin Law Library.
abstract
"For centuries, Canadian sovereignty has existed uneasily alongside forms of Indigenous legal and political authority. Canadian Law and Indigenous Self-Determination demonstrates how, over the last few decades, Canadian law has attempted to remove Indigenous sovereignty from the Canadian legal and social landscape. Adopting a naturalist analysis, Gordon Christie responds to questions about how to theorize this legal phenomenon, and how the study of law should accommodate the presence of diverse perspectives. Exploring the socially-constructed nature of Canadian law, Christie reveals how legal meaning, understood to be the outcome of a specific society, is being reworked to devalue the capacities of Indigenous societies. Addressing liberal positivism and critical postcolonial theory, Canadian Law and Indigenous Self-Determination considers the way in which Canadian jurists, working within a world circumscribed by liberal thought, have deployed the law in such a way as to attempt to remove Indigenous meaning-generating capacity."--
catalogue key
12982249
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-429) and index.
Issued also in electronic format.

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