Captive Selves, Captivating Others: The Politics And Poetics Of Colonial American Captivity Narratives, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Captive Selves, Captivating Others

The Politics And Poetics Of Colonial American Captivity Narratives, 1st Edition

By Pauline Turner Strong

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Description

This book reexamines the Anglo-American literary genre known as the ?Indian captivity narrative? in the context of the complex historical practice of captivity across cultural borders in colonial North America. This detailed and nuanced study of the relationship between practice and representation on the one hand, and identity and alterity on the o

Table of Contents

* Introduction: Captivity as Convergent Practice and Selective Tradition * Indian Captives, English Captors, 1576-1622 * Captivity and Hostage-Exchange in Powhatans Domain, 1607-1624 * The Politics and Poetics of Captivity in New England, 1620-1682 * Seduction, Redemption, and the Typification of Captivity, 1675-1707 * The Captive Ethnographers, 1699-1736 * Captivity and the Structures of Feeling, 1744-1776

About the Author

Pauline Turner Strong is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Subject Categories

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HISTORY / General