Criminal Violences: The Continuum of Settler Colonialism and Climate Crisis in Recent Indigenous Fiction

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Recent Indigenous North American fiction redefines ‘crime’ fiction through an examination of the criminal violences of the settler-colonial state that demanded the genocide of Indigenous peoples and the ecocide of the natural world. These violences extend our understandings of environmental racism by recognising that climate change and colonialism are interrelated because both are driven by greed. This chapter explores how twenty-first century Indigenous fiction acts to expose the inextricable links between the violences of settler colonialism and the violences of climate crisis in the Anthropocene era and to make visible the continuum of criminal state violences in North America.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Crime Fiction and Ecology
EditorsNathan Ashman
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781000984453
ISBN (Print)9780367550851
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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