Comments made as part of a roundtable discussion on the significance of the US frontier to settler colonial and indigenous studies. Reflecting on the creation and circulation of settler sovereignty as a technology of territoriality, this essay considers how frontier logics inform Jacques Derrida's delineation of the beast and the sovereign in his late lectures. Finally, this essay argues for a perspectival shift in the questions scholars ask about the role of the frontier in order to activate indigenous critiques of settler colonialism.
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- Cultural Studies
- Sociology and Political Science