The Resource Why indigenous literatures matter, Daniel Heath Justice, (ebook)

Why indigenous literatures matter, Daniel Heath Justice, (ebook)

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Why indigenous literatures matter
Title
Why indigenous literatures matter
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Daniel Heath Justice
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Language
eng
Summary
Part survey of the field of Indigenous literary studies, part cultural history, and part literary polemic, Why Indigenous Literatures Matter asserts the vital significance of literary expression to the political, creative, and intellectual efforts of Indigenous peoples today. In considering the connections between literature and lived experience, this book contemplates four key questions at the heart of Indigenous kinship traditions: How do we learn to be human? How do we become good relatives? How do we become good ancestors? How do we learn to live together? Blending personal narrative and broader historical and cultural analysis with close readings of key creative and critical texts, Justice argues that Indigenous writers engage with these questions in part to challenge settler-colonial policies and practices that have targeted Indigenous connections to land, history, family, and self. More importantly, Indigenous writers imaginatively engage the many ways that communities and individuals have sought to nurture these relationships and project them into the future. This provocative volume challenges readers to critically consider and rethink their assumptions about Indigenous literature, history, and politics while never forgetting the emotional connections of our shared humanity and the power of story to effect personal and social change. Written with a generalist reader firmly in mind, but addressing issues of interest to specialists in the field, this book welcomes new audiences to Indigenous literary studies while offering more seasoned readers a renewed appreciation for these transformative literary traditions
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Midwest
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Justice, Daniel Heath
Dewey number
809
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Indigenous studies series
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  • Canadian literature
  • American literature
  • Indians in literature
  • American literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Why indigenous literatures matter, Daniel Heath Justice, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781771121781
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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MWT12147241
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Label
Why indigenous literatures matter, Daniel Heath Justice, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771121781
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12147241
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12147241
System control number
MWT12147241
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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