Indigenous Challenges for Southern Criminology
in Carrington, K., Hogg, R., Scott, J. and Sozzo, M. (eds) Palgrave Handbook on Criminology and the Global South, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
19 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2018 Last revised: 10 May 2018
Date Written: December 19, 2017
The chapter considers three challenges that Indigenous perspectives provide for Southern criminology: the importance of understanding colonialism and the coloniality of power; the role of Indigenous knowledges, epistemologies and methodologies; and the political questions that Indigenous peoples pose for settler colonial states. The chapter argues that criminology needs to be reconfigured to overcome its historical roots, its epistemological blindspots and its politically compromised positions.
Keywords: Indigenous Peoples, Colonialism, Indigenous epistemology, Indigenous ontology, criminology
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