On indigenous resentment: Rachel Flowers, ‘Refusal to forgive: Indigenous women’s love and rage’, Decolonization, 4, 2, 2015
Abstract: This paper is concerned with the rising tendency to describe Indigenous women’s resistance to colonization and modes of solidarity with settler society in terms of love. This propensity ultimately suppresses the voices and struggles of Indigenous women and denies not only the validity of other decolonial emotional responses such as sadness, resentment, or anger, but also their transformative potential. This paper seeks to gender resentment and ressentiment to demonstrate that both are appropriate and critical responses to ongoing colonial violence and dispossession.
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