Ronald Niezen

McGill University, Department of Anthropology

Professor

3644 Peel Street

Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (42)

1.

Suicide as a Way of Belonging: Causes and Consequences of Cluster Suicides in Aboriginal Communities

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Why Gramsci's Time Has Come (Again)

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Mar 2018
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Gramsci, Hegemony, Postcolonialism, Subaltern Studies

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Power, Anthropological Approaches to

The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, edited by Hilary Callan, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Chapter Two: The Origins of Indigenism

The Origins of Indigenism - Human Rights and the Politics of Identity (2013); ISBN: 9780520235564
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 28 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Speaking for the Dead: The Memorial Politics of Genocide in Namibia and Germany

International Journal of Heritage Studies, Volume 24, 2018 - Issue 5
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 17 Feb 2018
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Genocide, Namibia, Germany, Activism, Memorials

Speaking for the Dead: The Memorial Politics of Genocide in Namibia and Germany

Posted: 26 Sep 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology

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Monuments, Genocide, Ovaherero, Namibia, Germany

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Street Justice: Graffiti and Claims-Making in Urban Public Space

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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The Future of the Anthropology of Law

Ronald Niezen. 2017. The Future of the Anthropology of Law. PoLAR online
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 25 Sep 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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internet, activism, identity, legal claims

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#HumanRights, Chapter 2: Human Rights 3.0

Niezen, Ronald. 2020. #HumanRights: The Technologies and Politics of Justice Claims in Action. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 14 Apr 2020
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Human Rights, information technologies, social media, authoritarianism, censorship, state violence

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Introduction, Palaces of Hope: The Anthropology of Global Organizations

Palaces of Hope: The Anthropology of Global Organizations, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (2017)
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 27 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2019
Ronald Niezen and Maria Sapignoli
McGill University, Department of Anthropology and Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
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Anthropology, United Nations, ethnography, global organizations

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Palaces of Hope: The Anthropology by Organizations: Legal Knowledge and the UN's Ethnological Imagination

Palaces of Hope - The Anthropology of Global Organizations, Cambridge University Press, February 2017; ISBN 9781316412190
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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The Public Face of Injustice: Tuareg Insurgency and Human Rights Activism in the Central Sahara

Translated and published as: Il volto pubblico dell’ingiustizia. Attivismo indigeno e insurrezioni dei Tuareg in Mali. In: La Questione Indigena in Africa, Maria Sapignoli, Robert Hitchcock, and Gaetano Mangiamele, eds. UNICOPLI, 2017.
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Human Rights as Therapy: The Healing Paradigms of Transitional Justice

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 30 Dec 2019
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Transitional Justice, Testimony, Human Right

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Digital Identity: The Construction of Virtual Selfhood in the Indigenous Peoples' Movement

Comparative Studies in Society and History, Volume 47, Issue 3, July 2005 , pp. 532-551
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Apr 2018
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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#HumanRights. Chapter 3, Belling the Cat

#HumanRights: The Technologies and Politics of Justice Claims in Practice. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 2020
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 Jul 2020
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Cyberattacks, Censorship, Open Source Intelligence, Bellingcat, War Crimes, Human Rights, International Criminal Court

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Is the United Nations Broken?

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 27 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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The Politics of Suicide

Rediscovered Self: Indigenous Identity and Cultural Justice (2009); ISBN: 9780773576742
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Telling a Message: Cree Perceptions of Custom and Administration

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Diverse Styles of Islamic Reform Among the Songhay of Eastern Mali

Number of pages: 349 Posted: 28 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Culture and the Judiciary: The Meaning of the Culture Concept as a Source of Aboriginal Rights in Canada

Culture and the Judiciary: The Meaning of the Culture Concept as a Source of Aboriginal Rights in Canada. 2003. Canadian Journal of Law and Society. 18(2): 1-36
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Supreme Court of Canada, Aboriginal peoples, culture, cultural rights

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Power Through Testimony: Reframing Residential Schools in the Age of Reconciliation (Foreword)

Power Through Testimony: Reframing Residential Schools in the Age of Reconciliation, March 2017, ISBN: 978-0774833899
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 28 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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A Weak Commission Brought Forth Survivors' Truths, But Has It Made Reconciliation Possible?

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 27 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Templates and Exclusions: Victim Centrism in Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools

Niezen, Ronald. 2016. Templates and exclusions: victim centrism in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian residential schools. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI). 2016, 22: 920-938.
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 23 May 2018
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, Indian residential schools, human rights, trauma, indigenous peoples

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The New Neo-Marxism

in A World Beyond Difference, Wiley-Blackwell, 2004
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 10 Nov 2020
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Marxist theory, globalization, utopianism, postmodernism

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Recognizing Indigenism: Canadian Unity and the International Movement of Indigenous Peoples

2000 Comparative Studies in Society and History. 40(1):  119-­‐148.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 03 Apr 2018
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Public Justice and the Anthropology of Law; Chapter 2; The Power of Persons Unknown

Public Justice and the Anthropology of Law; Chapter 2; the Power of Persons Unknown (2010); ISBN-10: 0521152208
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Gabriel Tarde's Publics

History of the Human Sciences 2014, 27(2): 41–59
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Apr 2018
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Gabriel Tarde; Émile Durkheim; communication; publics; sociology

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Apostles of the New Age

Chapter 7 in: Spirit Wars - Native North American Religions in the Age of Nation Building (2000); ISBN-13: 978-0520219878
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Internet Suicide: Communities of Affirmation and the Lethality of Communication

Transcultural Psychiatry. 2013, 50(2): 303-322
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 26 Apr 2018
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Communication, Internet, suicide

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Postmodernism's Revolt Against Order

A World Beyond Difference. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2004.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 May 2018
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Global Legal Institutions

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Anthropology, Marie-Claire Foblets, Mark Goodale, Maria Sapignoli, and Olaf Zenker, eds. Oxford, UK: Oxford, University Press, 2021.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 Mar 2021
Maria Sapignoli and Ronald Niezen
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Global legal institutions, United Nations, Information technologies, ethnography

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Relativism and Rights

The Origins of Indigenism, Published by University of California Press, 2013; ISBN: 9780520235540
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 28 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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The 'Community of Helpers of the Sunna': Islamic Reform Among the Songhay of Gao (Mali)

Africa 60 (3), 1990
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Comparative Anthropology According to Kant, Herder and Wilhelm Von Humboldt

Intellectual History Review 19(2) 2009: 177–195
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Feb 2021
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Hot Literacy in Cold Societies: A Comparative Study of the Sacred Value of Writing

Comparative Studies in Society and History, 33(2): 225-254, 1991
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 01 May 2019
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Literacy; Lollards; Islamic reform; Mali

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Identities

2012. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. George Ritzer, ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/978047670590.wbeog281.
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 27 Apr 2018
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Identity; Globalization; Nationalism; Internet

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The Collectors

Ronald Niezen, Spirit Wars: Native North American Religions in the Age of Nation Building. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2000
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 May 2019
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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Ethnology; collecting; museums; settler colonialism

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Hot Literacy in Cold Societies: A Comparative of the Sacred Value of Writing

1991 Society for Comparative Study of Society and History
Posted: 24 Nov 2020
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology

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Book Review: Muslim Society

Posted: 24 Nov 2020
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology

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Témoignage Et Histoire Dans La Commission De Vérité Et De Réconciliation Du Canada (Testimony and History in Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission)

Canadian Journal of Law and Society. 29(1): 21-42, 2014
Posted: 07 Mar 2019
Ronald Niezen and Marie-Pierre Gadoua
McGill University, Department of Anthropology and McGill University

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Palaces of Hope: Introduction

Palaces of Hope - The Anthropology of Global Organizations, Cambridge University Press, February 2017; ISBN 9781316412190
Posted: 27 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2019
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology

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The Future of Anthropology of Law: Polar's Sixth Emergent Conversation

Posted: 27 Nov 2017
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology

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Other Papers (3)

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#HumanRights: A Brief History of Digital Activism: A Conversation with Professor Ronald Niezen

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 04 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2021
Ronald Niezen, Faun Rice and Kiera Schuller
McGill University, Department of Anthropology, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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New Information Technologies, Human Rights, Activism, Social Media, Digital Forensics

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Marcel Mauss: A Biography (Book Review)

American Anthropologist, Vol. 109, No. 2, June 2007
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 28 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2020
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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The Dream Seekers: Native American Visionary Traditions of the Great Plains (Book Review)

Number of pages: 1 Posted: 28 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2019
Ronald Niezen
McGill University, Department of Anthropology
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