Queen's University

Caring Labours as Decolonizing Resistance

In Reproduction and Resistance: An Anti-colonial Contribution to Social-Reproduction Feminism (Historical Materialism 2016), I have approached Indigenous women’s caring labours as a site of both colonial violence and decolonizing creation. (Read More)

The article Caring Labours as Decolonizing Resistance (Studies in Social Justice, 2016) brings feminist theories of social reproduction in conversation with decolonizing feminisms. It takes up Indigenous women's social reproductive labour as enactments of creative expansion. In approaching social reproduction as a site of struggle, it identifies three processes of expansion and resistance at this site: the expansion of care and intimacy into subsistence production; the expansion of the “family” beyond the nuclear through community and kin networks; and the expansion of relations of care to include the land. (Read More)