The Truth About Stories

A Native Narrative

Author: Thomas King

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 0887848958

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 5213

Winner of the 2003 Trillium Book Award "Stories are wondrous things," award-winning author and scholar Thomas King declares in his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures. "And they are dangerous." Beginning with a traditional Native oral story, King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, gracefully elucidating North America's relationship with its Native peoples. Native culture has deep ties to storytelling, and yet no other North American culture has been the subject of more erroneous stories. The Indian of fact, as King says, bears little resemblance to the literary Indian, the dying Indian, the construct so powerfully and often destructively projected by White North America. With keen perception and wit, King illustrates that stories are the key to, and only hope for, human understanding. He compels us to listen well.
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Medicine River

Roman

Author: Thomas King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783940666000

Category:

Page: 261

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The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

Author: James Howard Cox,Daniel Heath Justice

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199914036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 741

View: 9727

"This book explores Indigenous American literature and the development of an inter- and trans-Indigenous orientation in Native American and Indigenous literary studies. Drawing on the perspectives of scholars in the field, it seeks to reconcile tribal nation specificity, Indigenous literary nationalism, and trans-Indigenous methodologies as necessary components of post-Renaissance Native American and Indigenous literary studies. It looks at the work of Renaissance writers, including Louise Erdrich's Tracks (1988) and Leslie Marmon Silko's Sacred Water (1993), along with novels by S. Alice Callahan and John Milton Oskison. It also discusses Indigenous poetics and Salt Publishing's Earthworks series, focusing on poets of the Renaissance in conversation with emerging writers. Furthermore, it introduces contemporary readers to many American Indian writers from the seventeenth to the first half of the nineteenth century, from Captain Joseph Johnson and Ben Uncas to Samson Occom, Samuel Ashpo, Henry Quaquaquid, Joseph Brant, Hendrick Aupaumut, Sarah Simon, Mary Occom, and Elijah Wimpey. The book examines Inuit literature in Inuktitut, bilingual Mexicanoh and Spanish poetry, and literature in Indian Territory, Nunavut, the Huasteca, Yucatán, and the Great Lakes region. It considers Indigenous literatures north of the Medicine Line, particularly francophone writing by Indigenous authors in Quebec. Other issues tackled by the book include racial and blood identities that continue to divide Indigenous nations and communities, as well as the role of colleges and universities in the development of Indigenous literary studies".
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Telling and Being Told

Storytelling and Cultural Control in Contemporary Yucatec Maya Literatures

Author: Paul M. Worley

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816530262

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 5662

Oral literature has been excluded from the analysis of Yucatec Maya literature, but it is a key component and a vital force in the cultural communities and their contemporary writing. Telling and Being Told shows the vital role Yucatec storytelling claims in Mayan ways of knowing and in the Mexican literary canon.
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The Queerness of Native American Literature

Author: Lisa Tatonetti

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452943273

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 3411

With a new and more inclusive perspective for the growing field of queer Native studies, Lisa Tatonetti provides a genealogy of queer Native writing after Stonewall. Looking across a broad range of literature, Tatonetti offers the first overview and guide to queer Native literature from its rise in the 1970s to the present day. In The Queerness of Native American Literature, Tatonetti recovers ties between two simultaneous renaissances of the late twentieth century: queer literature and Native American literature. She foregrounds how Indigeneity intervenes within and against dominant interpretations of queer genders and sexualities, recovering unfamiliar texts from the 1970s while presenting fresh, cogent readings of well-known works. In juxtaposing the work of Native authors—including the longtime writer–activist Paula Gunn Allen, the first contemporary queer Native writer Maurice Kenny, the poet Janice Gould, the novelist Louise Erdrich, and the filmmakers Sherman Alexie, Thomas Bezucha, and Jorge Manuel Manzano—with the work of queer studies scholars, Tatonetti proposes resourceful interventions in foundational concepts in queer studies while also charting new directions for queer Native studies. Throughout, she argues that queerness has been central to Native American literature for decades, showing how queer Native literature and Two-Spirit critiques challenge understandings of both Indigeneity and sexuality.
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Die ohne Segen sind

Author: Richard van Camp

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473476544

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1708

Larry will vergessen, was war. Was sein Vater ihm angetan hat und seine Mutter wortlos geschehen ließ. Wenn er nur so stark wäre wie Johnny. Denn Larry will lieben - Juliet, das Mädchen mit Augen so dunkel und grün wie Gras an einem Regentag.
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Tribal Fantasies

Native Americans in the European Imaginary, 1900–2010

Author: J. Mackay,D. Stirrup

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318813

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 1785

This transnational collection discusses the use of Native American imagery in twentieth and twenty-first-century European culture. With examples ranging from Irish oral myth, through the pop image of Indians promulgated in pornography, to the philosophical appropriations of Ernst Bloch or the European far right, contributors illustrate the legend of "the Indian." Drawing on American Indian literary nationalism, postcolonialism, and transnational theories, essays demonstrate a complex nexus of power relations that seemingly allows European culture to build its own Native images, and ask what effect this has on the current treatment of indigenous peoples.
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Thomas King

Works and Impact

Author: Eva Gruber

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571134352

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 361

View: 5499

A comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the work of one of the foremost Native North American writers and his reception and influence.
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The Columbian Covenant: Race and the Writing of American History

Author: James Carson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137438630

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 6814

This provocative analysis of American historiography argues that when scholars use modern racial language to articulate past histories of race and society, they collapse different historical signs of skin color into a transhistorical and essentialist notion of race that implicates their work in the very racial categories they seek to transcend.
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Spirits of the Rockies

Reasserting an Indigenous Presence in Banff National Park

Author: Courtney W. Mason

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442619929

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 541

The Banff–Bow Valley in western Alberta is the heart of spiritual and economic life for the Nakoda peoples. While they were displaced from the region by the reserve system and the creation of Canada’s first national park, in the twentieth century the Nakoda reasserted their presence in the valley through involvement in regional tourism economies and the Banff Indian Days sporting festivals. Drawing on extensive oral testimony from the Nakoda, supplemented by detailed analysis of archival and visual records, Spirits of the Rockies is a sophisticated account of the situation that these Indigenous communities encountered when they were denied access to the Banff National Park. Courtney W. Mason examines the power relations and racial discourses that dominated the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and shows how the Nakoda strategically used the Banff Indian Days festivals to gain access to sacred lands and respond to colonial policies designed to repress their cultures.
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Blood Narrative

Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts

Author: Chadwick Allen

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822329473

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 558

DIVCompares the discourses of indigeneity used by Maori and Native American peoples and proposes the concept treaty discourse to characterize the relevant form of postcolonial situation./div
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American Studies Association

Annual Meeting : Groundwork : Space and Place in American Cultures

Author: American Studies Association. Meeting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 256

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The Rodrigo Chronicles

Conversations About America and Race

Author: Richard Delgado

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814744192

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 9170

Richard Delgado is one of the most evocative and forceful voices writing on the subject of race and law in America today. The New York Times has described him as a pioneer of critical race theory, the bold and provocative movement that, according to the Times "will be influencing the practice of law for years to come. " In The Rodrigo Chronicles, Delgado, adopting his trademark storytelling approach, casts aside the dense, dry language so commonly associated with legal writing and offers up a series of incisive and compelling conversations about race in America. Rodrigo, a brash and brilliant African-American law graduate has been living in Italy and has just arrived in the office of a professor when we meet him. Through the course of the book, the professor and he discuss the American racial scene, touching on such issues as the role of minorities in an age of global markets and competition, the black left, the rise of the black right, black crime, feminism, law reform, and the economics of racial discrimination. Expanding on one of the central themes of the critical race movement, namely that the law has an overwhelmingly white voice, Delgado here presents a radical and stunning thesis: it is not black, but white, crime that poses the most significant problem in modern American life.
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Robocalypse

Roman

Author: Daniel H. Wilson

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426411199

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 4915

In einem Labor experimentieren Wissenschaftler mit einer überlegenen künstlichen Intelligenz – bis sie beginnt, sich zu wehren: ARCHOS bringt sämtliche Maschinen der Welt unter seine Kontrolle, vom kleinsten Computer bis zum tödlichen Waffensystem. Die Robocalypse bringt die Menschheit an den Rand der Auslöschung – doch die Maschinen haben nicht mit dem Mut der Menschen gerechnet...
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MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: N.A

View: 1027

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Liebeszauber

Roman

Author: Louise Erdrich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518459898

Category:

Page: 466

View: 2829

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Unsere kleine Farm - Laura im großen Wald

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: Ueberreuter Verlag

ISBN: 3764191414

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8903

In einem Blockhaus tief in den dichten Wäldern von Wisconsin lebt Laura mit ihrer Familie. Pa geht auf die Jagd und bestellt die Felder, Laura und ihr Schwester Mary helfen Ma beim Kochen und im Haus oder passen auf das Baby Carrie auf. Und abends sitzt die Familie dann um das Kaminfeuer und Pa spielt ein Lied auf seiner Fiedel. Über Langeweile können sie nicht klagen, denn es ist immer etwas los: ein Tanzfest bei Großvater, Plätzchenbacken für Weihnachten, ein Bär, der ums Haus schleicht, ein Ausflug in die Stadt und schließlich die reiche Ernte.Der erste Band der "Unsere kleine Farm"-Reihe - Der Klassiker für Klein und Groß!
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Native Americans in Comic Books

A Critical Study

Author: Michael A. Sheyahshe

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476600007

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

View: 984

This work takes an in-depth look at the world of comic books through the eyes of a Native American reader and offers frank commentary on the medium’s cultural representation of the Native American people. It addresses a range of portrayals, from the bloodthirsty barbarians and noble savages of dime novels, to formulaic secondary characters and sidekicks, and, occasionally, protagonists sans paternal white hero, examining how and why Native Americans have been consistently marginalized and misrepresented in comics. Chapters cover early representations of Native Americans in popular culture and newspaper comic strips, the Fenimore Cooper legacy, the “white” Indian, the shaman, revisionist portrayals, and Native American comics from small publishers, among other topics.
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