Rhetoric and Settler Inertia Strategies of Canadian Decolonization

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Rhetoric and Settler Inertia: Strategies of Canadian Decolonization explores how communication might accelerate decolonial actions in Canada. Tracing a middle path between essential Indigenous-focused calls for resurgence, and idealistic appeals to settler conscience, Patrick Belanger identifies communication forms that can generate settler support for decolonization. Accenting the importance of both Indigenous and settler audiences, this book suggests the promise of decolonial rhetoric framed in the language of mutual benefit. 
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2019


  • Arts and Humanities
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

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