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Spiraling Webs of Relation

Movements Toward an Indigenist Criticism, 1st Edition

By Joanne DiNova


224 pages

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This work builds on indigenous theory as evident in the writing of Willie Ermine, Gregory Cajete, Craig Womack, Jace Weaver, Laurie Anne Whitt, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Voila Cordova, Dennis McPherson, and others. It works towards a criticism that, in accordance with the precepts of such theory, is community-oriented. It argues for a examination of literature in terms of its function for (or against) the community, in the expansive sense of the term.

Table of Contents


I. Academic Cowboys and North American Indians

II. When "i" Equals More than "Me": Constructions of Indigenous Identity

III. Critical Warriors and "Hang-Around-the-Academy" Indians: Towards an Indigenist Criticism

IV. The Essential Métis: Being Halfbreed

V. Spirals, Maps, and Poetry: Re-Reading Joy Harjo


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DiNova, Joanne

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Indigenous Peoples and Politics

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