Settler Colonialism and Intimate Terrorism
From: Insurgent Love
In this chapter, Whynacht explores the link between systems of colonialism and domestic homicide. She proceeds to argue that the first formations of coercive control relations in the Americas were those of the colonial administration with Indigenous Peoples.
Ardath Whynacht is an activist and writer who works for and with survivors of state and family violence. She teaches sociology at Mount Allison University and lives on unceded Mi’kmaw territory.