Indigenous gender intersubjectivities: political bodies

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Indigenous Peoples’ lived reality of gender is explicitly tied to the ongoing colonial project in Australia. This chapter considers the everyday world as problematic, and in doing so examines the lived experiences of Indigenous Peoples’ gender expression and identities and the politics of colonial gender norms. The chapter proposes an approach that challenges Western constructs and centers the standpoint of the agent in everyday life. Drawing on contemporary Indigenous gender studies and sociology literature, this chapter offers an innovative approach to decolonizing Indigenous bodies. Working from this premise, the authors recognize Indigenous Peoples as sovereign agents in the everyday.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford handbook of indigenous sociology
EditorsMaggie Walter, Tahu Kukutai, Angela Gonzales, Robert Henry
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780197528808
ISBN (Print)9780197528778
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Mar 2022


  • Indigenous
  • Aboriginal
  • gender
  • sexuality
  • lived reality
  • colonial project


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