Making. Indigenous. Borders

Book Launch and Colloquium for The Making of Indigeneity, Curriculum History, And The Limits of Diversity, by Ligia (Licho) López López.

In the Making of Indigeneity, López interrogates how what is “indigenous,” as a category of diversity, emerged, has been made, re-made, and is taken up to fund discourses of multiculturalism and intercultualism. Through historical and ethnographic classroom research López devices event-alizing as a methodological approximation to educational research at the limits of “the educational” to interrogate how liberal and progressive propositions for educating the “Indian” generate particular ways of organizing difference ostensibly meant to serve historically marginalized indigenous peoples. Asking questions of the historical and scientific involvement of anthropology, sociology, law, photography, and education in the making of indigenous as a kind of people, López accounts for the aspirations, activities, and tactics that perpetuate violence on indigenous lives limiting their futurity as un-fixed beings.

The book will be launched by Liz McKinley, Professor of Indigenous Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education.