1st Edition

Spiraling Webs of Relation Movements Toward an Indigenist Criticism

By Joanne DiNova Copyright 2006
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Introduction
    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 M├ętis: Being Halfbreed
    V. Spirals, Maps, and Poetry: Re-Reading Joy Harjo
    Conclusion
    Letter of Copyright Permission
    List of Works Cited

    Biography

    DiNova, Joanne