About Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization
From one of the world’s leading experts on Native American law and indigenous peoples’ human rights comes an original and striking intellectual history of the tribe and Western civilization that sheds new light on how we understand ourselves and our contemporary society. Throughout the centuries, conquest, war, and unspeakable acts of violence and dispossession have all been justified by citing civilization’s opposition to these differences represented by the tribe. Robert Williams, award winning author, legal scholar, and member of the Lumbee Indian Tribe, proposes a wide-ranging reexamination of the history of the Western world, told from the perspective of civilization’s war on tribalism as a way of life. Williams shows us how what we thought we knew about the rise of Western civilization over the tribe is in dire need of reappraisal.
About Robert A. Williams, Jr.
Robert A. Williams, Jr. is a Lumbee author, legal scholar in Federal Indian Law, International Law, and professor of Indigenous Peoples’s Rights and Post-Colonial Theory at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law. As the Director of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program he is also a leader for ArizonaNativeNet, a virtual university for Native Americans. His published works include Loaded Weapon: The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights and the Legal History of Racism in America; Federal Indian Law: Cases and Materials; Linking Arms Together: American Indian Treaty Visions of Law and Peace, 1600-1800; and The American Indian in Western Legal Thought: The Discourses of Conquest along with Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization.