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Dying from improvement : inquests and inquiries into Indigenous deaths in custody

Author: Sherene Razack
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"No matter where in Canada they occur, inquiries and inquests into untimely Indigenous deaths in state custody often tell the same story. Repeating details of fatty livers, mental illness, alcoholic belligerence, and a mysterious incapacity to cope with modern life, the legal proceedings declare that there are no villains here, only inevitable casualties of Indigenous life. But what about a sixty-seven-year-old man  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherene Razack
ISBN: 9781442637375 1442637374 9781442628915 144262891X
OCLC Number: 1039703115
Description: xi, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Boot print on the chest : disappearing "Indians" in life and law --
The body as placeless : memorializing colonial power --
Dying from improvement --
The body as frontier --
"People die" : a killing indifference --
The medico-legal alliance : Anthany Dawson and the diagnosis of excited delirium --
"It happened more than once" : freezing deaths in Saskatchewan --
Conclusion. Tombstone data.
Responsibility: Sherene H. Razack.

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Razack's powerful critique of the Canadian settler state and its legal system speaks to many of today's most pressing issues of social justice.  Read more...

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'This is a passionate, thought-provoking, and disconcerting book... A milestone in the study of deaths of Aboriginal people in Canada.' -- Liqun Cao The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol Read more...

 
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