The Treaty 8 Typewriter: Tracing the Roles of Material Things in Imagining, Realising and Resisting Colonial Worlds
(2017) 5(3) London Review of International Law 1.
Posted: 16 Feb 2018
Date Written: February 5, 2018
This article focuses on one material object: a typewriter on which Western Treaty 8 was recorded in 1899. Following the typewriter allows a close reading of the material practices of colonialism in Canada’s northwest, affords us an opportunity to interrogate how international legal authority is mediated through objects, and shows how objects provide opportunities to resist and contest colonial authority.
Keywords: objects, colonialism, Treaty 8, typewriter, biographical approach to objects, archives, Canada, legal authority, material approach to law
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