Why Indigenous Literatures Matter

Why Indigenous Literatures Matter

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 ...

Author: Daniel Heath Justice

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781771121781

Category: Social Science

Page: 165

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Literatures of Madness

Literatures of Madness

Justice, Daniel Heath. Why Indigenous Literatures Matter. Waterloo: Wilfred
Laurier P, 2018. Maracle, Lee. Celia's Song. Cormorant Books, 2014. ———.
Presentation to research group, “Decolonial Disruptions: Indigenous Literatures
of Turtle ...

Author: Elizabeth J. Donaldson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319926667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health brings together scholars working in disability studies, mad studies, feminist theory, Indigenous studies, postcolonial theory, Jewish literature, queer studies, American studies, trauma studies, and comics to create an intersectional community of scholarship in literary disability studies of mental health. The collection contains essays on canonical authors and lesser known and sometimes forgotten writers, including Sylvia Plath, Louisa May Alcott, Hannah Weiner, Mary Jane Ward, Michelle Cliff, Lee Maracle, Joanne Greenberg, Ann Bannon, Jerry Pinto, Persimmon Blackbridge, and others. The volume addresses the under-representation of madness and psychiatric disability in the field of disability studies, which traditionally focuses on physical disability, and explores the controversies and the common ground among disability studies, anti-psychiatric discourses, mad studies, graphic medicine, and health/medical humanities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Spaces and Fictions of the Weird and the Fantastic

Spaces and Fictions of the Weird and the Fantastic

See John Joseph Adams and David Barr, “Black Lives Matter Inspired This
Chilling Fantasy Novel.” Wired, August 29, 2015. ... Indigenous Literatures Matter
(Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2018), 74. Ibid., 75. See Shepard
 ...

Author: Julius Greve

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030281168

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 931

This collection of essays discusses genre fiction and film within the discursive framework of the environmental humanities and analyses the convergent themes of spatiality, climate change, and related anxieties concerning the future of human affairs, as crucial for any understanding of current forms of “weird” and “fantastic” literature and culture. Given their focus on the culturally marginal, unknown, and “other,” these genres figure as diagnostic modes of storytelling, outlining the latent anxieties and social dynamics that define a culture’s “structure of feeling” at a given historical moment. The contributions in this volume map the long and continuous tradition of weird and fantastic fiction as a seismograph for eco-geographical turmoil from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, offering innovative and insightful ecocritical readings of H. P. Lovecraft, Harriet Prescott Spofford, China Miéville, N. K. Jemisin, Thomas Ligotti, and Jeff VanderMeer, among others.
Categories: Fiction

Reconceptualizing Teacher Education

Reconceptualizing Teacher Education

... 45 Heath Justice, Why Indigenous Literatures Matter, 158. “Halifax University
under Scrutiny,” Globe and Mail, May 11, 2018. Davis et al., “Critical
Considerations.” Kovach et al., “Indigenous Presence.” Merculieff and Roderick,
Stop Talking.

Author: Anne M. Phelan

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 9780776631141

Category: Education

Page: 294

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In this collection, Canadian scholars articulate a response to their collective concerns about the impact of global policy on teacher education, provoking a far-reaching dialogue about teacher education in and for our times. The first two decades of the new millennium have witnessed unprecedented appraisal, analysis, and educational policy formulations related to teaching (K–12) across the Western world. In turn, teacher education has been greatly impacted, as governments around the world see the reform and management of teacher education as a key component in restructuring education toward greater economic competitiveness. The result has been an unwarranted and undesirable level of standardization. It is vital to the future of teacher education, and concomitantly public education, that we imagine alternatives to the homogenization of the educational experience that globalizing policies install. What is needed are vocabularies that enable educators and teacher educators to discern and articulate educational purposes beyond capital and which focus on the kinds of educational experiences that can help prepare the young to lead good and worthwhile lives. Using lessons learned from the Canadian context, the authors identify and investigate the importance of initial and continuing professional education that fosters teachers’ intellectual freedom and study; advances an informed and critical appreciation of civic particularity and historical circumstance; and cultivates ethical (i.e., pedagogical) engagement with ideas and histories—teachers’ own and their students—as crucial themes of teacher education globally. This book is published in English - Les chercheurs canadiens qui ont participé à cet ouvrage collectif proposent une réponse à leurs préoccupations collectives qui portent essentiellement sur l’impact de la politique globale sur la formation des enseignants, et ce, afin d’établir un dialogue franc et approfondi sur la formation des enseignants telle que pratiquée à notre époque. Durant les deux premières décennies du nouveau millénaire, le monde occidental a connu une augmentation sans précédent des analyses, des évaluations et des propositions les plus diverses portant sur la politique éducative (du jardin d'enfant à la fin du secondaire). En conséquence, la formation des enseignants a été très fortement impactée dans un contexte global où les gouvernements considèrent la réforme et la gestion de la formation des enseignants comme une composante clef de la restructuration de l’enseignement, et ce, afin que l’enseignement dispensé soit plus compétitif sur le plan économique. Force est de constater que cette approche s’est traduite par un niveau de standardisation indésirable et totalement injustifié. Pour garantir l’avenir de la formation des enseignants et donc de l’éducation publique, il est aujourd’hui fondamental d’imaginer des alternatives à l’homogénéisation de l’expérience éducative, qui résulte des politiques adoptées dans le cadre de la mondialisation. Dans cette perspective, il est nécessaire de fournir aux enseignants et aux éducateurs un vocabulaire et une terminologie spécifiques qui leur permettent de définir et d’articuler leurs objectifs éducatifs, au-delà de la notion réductrice de capital, tout en privilégiant les différents types d’expérience éducative qui préparent les jeunes à mener des vies satisfaisantes et utiles. En s’inspirant des enseignements tirés du contexte canadien, les auteurs de cet ouvrage ont identifié et évalué l’importance d’une éducation professionnelle initiale et qui continue de favorisé l’apprentissage et la liberté intellectuelle des enseignants ; promeut une appréciation critique et informée des spécificités civiques et des circonstances historiques ; et favorise un engagement éthique (et donc pédagogique) qui prend en compte les idées et les antécédents des enseignants et de leurs élèves et les considèrent comme des thèmes cruciaux de la formation globale des enseignants. Ce livre est publié en anglais.
Categories: Education

Native

Native

Daniel Heath Justice, Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier
University Press, 2018), 86. 4. Kim Tallbear, Native American DNA: Tribal
Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science (Minneapolis: University of
 ...

Author: Kaitlin B. Curtice

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781493422029

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Native is about identity, soul-searching, and the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As both a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and a Christian, Kaitlin Curtice offers a unique perspective on these topics. In this book, she shows how reconnecting with her Potawatomi identity both informs and challenges her faith. Curtice draws on her personal journey, poetry, imagery, and stories of the Potawatomi people to address themes at the forefront of today's discussions of faith and culture in a positive and constructive way. She encourages us to embrace our own origins and to share and listen to each other's stories so we can build a more inclusive and diverse future. Each of our stories matters for the church to be truly whole. As Curtice shares what it means to experience her faith through the lens of her Indigenous heritage, she reveals that a vibrant spirituality has its origins in identity, belonging, and a sense of place.
Categories: Religion

Shapes of Native Nonfiction

Shapes of Native Nonfiction

Daniel Heath Justice, Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (Waterloo, ON: Wilfred
Laurier Press, 2018), xx. Justice, Why Indigenous Literatures Matter, 6. Amy
Bonnaffons, “Bodies of Text: On the Lyric Essay," Essay Review (2016), http:// ...

Author: Elissa Washuta

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295745770

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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Just as a basket’s purpose determines its materials, weave, and shape, so too is the purpose of the essay related to its material, weave, and shape. Editors Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton ground this anthology of essays by Native writers in the formal art of basket weaving. Using weaving techniques such as coiling and plaiting as organizing themes, the editors have curated an exciting collection of imaginative, world-making lyric essays by twenty-seven contemporary Native writers from tribal nations across Turtle Island into a well-crafted basket. Shapes of Native Nonfiction features a dynamic combination of established and emerging Native writers, including Stephen Graham Jones, Deborah Miranda, Terese Marie Mailhot, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Eden Robinson, and Kim TallBear. Their ambitious, creative, and visionary work with genre and form demonstrate the slippery, shape-changing possibilities of Native stories. Considered together, they offer responses to broader questions of materiality, orality, spatiality, and temporality that continue to animate the study and practice of distinct Native literary traditions in North America.
Categories: Literary Collections

Indigenous Literature of Oceania

Indigenous Literature of Oceania

The imaginative literature that emerged in the Pacific in the 1960s tended to
mimic the forms and structures of European literature, although ironically, the
subject matter was anticolonial. Three decades later, Pacific literature has
become much ...

Author: Nicholas J. Goetzfridt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031329173X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 347

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Oceania has a rich and growing literary tradition. The imaginative literature that emerged in the 1960s often reflected the forms and structures of European literature, though the ideas expressed were typically anticolonial. After three decades, the literature of Oceania has become much more complex, in terms of styles and voices. While the written literature of Oceania is continuously gaining more critical attention, questions about the imposition of European literary standards and values as a further extension of colonialism in the Pacific have become a central issue.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Our Fire Survives the Storm

Our Fire Survives the Storm

In Our Fire Survives the Storm, Daniel Heath Justice traces the expression of Cherokee identity in that nation’s literary tradition.

Author: Daniel Heath Justice

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816646392

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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Once the most powerful indigenous nation in the southeastern United States, the Cherokees survive and thrive as a people nearly two centuries after the Trail of Tears and a hundred years after the allotment of Indian Territory. In Our Fire Survives the Storm, Daniel Heath Justice traces the expression of Cherokee identity in that nation’s literary tradition. Through cycles of war and peace, resistance and assimilation, trauma and regeneration, Cherokees have long debated what it means to be Cherokee through protest writings, memoirs, fiction, and retellings of traditional stories. Justice employs the Chickamauga consciousness of resistance and Beloved Path of engagement—theoretical approaches that have emerged out of Cherokee social history—to interpret diverse texts composed in English, a language embraced by many as a tool of both access and defiance. Justice’s analysis ultimately locates the Cherokees as a people of many perspectives, many bloods, mingled into a collective sense of nationhood. Just as the oral traditions of the Cherokee people reflect the living realities and concerns of those who share them, Justice concludes, so too is their literary tradition a textual testament to Cherokee endurance and vitality. Daniel Heath Justice is assistant professor of aboriginal literatures at the University of Toronto.
Categories: Social Science

Indigenous Literature of Australia

Indigenous Literature of Australia

This type of education leads to a fork in the trail , at the end of one there is
assimilation or an alienation in which black is not beautiful , and is a matter of self
- contempt . Indigenous writing in English has grown from such a system of
schooling ...

Author: Mudrooroo Narogin

Publisher: Hyland House Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020838079

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

View: 304

Here is a wide-ranging, critical survey of the literature, both oral and written, of the indigenous people of Australia. Mudrooroo is in a unique position to tell the history of indigenous literature and to comment on the key writers and texts. This is an essential starting point for anyone wishing to know more about this fascinating and controversial subject.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Canon in Southeast Asian Literatures

The Canon in Southeast Asian Literatures

Contributions examine the idea of the literary canon in Southeast Asia as a list of famous authors and works which have stood the test of time and reflect a country's cultural unity.

Author: David Smyth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0700710906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

View: 511

Contributions examine the idea of the literary canon in Southeast Asia as a list of famous authors and works which have stood the test of time and reflect a country's cultural unity.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Thai Indigenous Literature

Thai Indigenous Literature

Gl - stacks Gift 10 - 41 - 35 THAI INDIGENOUS LITERATURE 1 . by Witt
Siwasariyanon It is one of life ' s ironies and ... India , Burma , China , and Java ;
and , finally ; purely indige nous works as regards subject matter , style , and
inspiration .

Author: Witt Siwasariyanon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013416220

Category: Thai literature

Page: 20

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Categories: Thai literature

Red Matters

Red Matters

Arnold Krupat, one of the most original and respected critics working in Native American studies today, offers a clear and compelling set of reasons why red—Native American culture, history, and literature—should matter to Americans ...

Author: Arnold Krupat

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812200683

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Arnold Krupat, one of the most original and respected critics working in Native American studies today, offers a clear and compelling set of reasons why red—Native American culture, history, and literature—should matter to Americans more than it has to date. Although there exists a growing body of criticism demonstrating the importance of Native American literature in its own right and in relation to other ethnic and minority literatures, Native materials still have not been accorded the full attention they require. Krupat argues that it is simply not possible to understand the ethical and intellectual heritage of the West without engaging America's treatment of its indigenous peoples and their extraordinary and resilient responses. Criticism of Native literature in its current development, Krupat suggests, operates from one of three critical perspectives against colonialism that he calls nationalism, indigenism, and cosmopolitanism. Nationalist critics are foremost concerned with tribal sovereignty, indigenist critics focus on non-Western modes of knowledge, and cosmopolitan critics wish to look elsewhere for comparative possibilities. Krupat persuasively contends that all three critical perspectives can work in a complementary rather than an oppositional fashion. A work marked by theoretical sophistication, wide learning, and social passion, Red Matters is a major contribution to the imperative effort of understanding the indigenous presence on the American continents.
Categories: Social Science

The Province of Piety

The Province of Piety

And once the choice of an American subject had been made , one discovered
that the various " matters ” of an indigenous literature had already been
prescribed , given in advance , while one was still lisping Spenser . They all lay
within that ...

Author: Michael J. Colacurcio

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822315726

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 669

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In this celebrated analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Michael J. Colacurcio presents a view of the author as America’s first significant intellectual historian. Colacurcio shows that Hawthorne’s fiction responds to a wide range of sermons, pamphlets, and religious tracts and debates—a variety of moral discourses at large in the world of provincial New England. Informed by comprehensive historical research, the author shows that Hawthorne was steeped in New England historiography, particularly the sermon literature of the seventeenth century. But, as Colacurcio shows, Hawthorne did not merely borrow from the historical texts he deliberately studied; rather, he is best understood as having written history. In The Province of Piety, originally published in 1984 (Harvard University Press), Hawthorne is seen as a moral historian working with fictional narratives—a writer brilliantly involved in examining the moral and political effects of Puritanism in America and recreating the emotional and cultural contexts in which earlier Americans had lived.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge History of Australian Literature

The Cambridge History of Australian Literature

The bibliography is also a reflection of enduring overseas interest in the literature
of Australia: a number of the titles below ... The bibliography is arranged under
thematic and generic headings; to a degree what is included in each has been a
matter for editorial decision. ... are: Aborigines and Indigenous literature Attwood,
Bain, and Magowan, Fiona (eds), Telling Stories: Indigenous History and Memory
 ...

Author: Peter Pierce

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521881654

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 612

View: 243

Draws on scholarship from leading figures in the field and spans Australian literary history from colonial origins, indigenous and migrant literatures, as well as representations of Asia and the Pacific and the role of literary culture in modern Australian society.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Filipinos and Their Revolution

Filipinos and Their Revolution

Having filtered into the Philippines via Mexico , such stories drew no objections
from friars as subject matter for indigenous literature . After all , loyalty to a
European king and Christendom ' s triumph over the Moors were constant
themes in ...

Author: Reynaldo Clemeña Ileto

Publisher: Ateneo University Press

ISBN: 9715502946

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 604

"The book addresses key issues in Philippine history and politics, but will be of interest, as well, to students of comparative history, cultural theory, and historiography."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

Thomas King

Thomas King

... and the author of Lettuce Be: Motifs of American Indian Sovereignty and the
Preparation of Garden Salads in Early Post-Millennial Indigenous Literature, to
discuss the matter of the lordly King's teacherly impact on one of his former
students.

Author: Eva Gruber

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571134356

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 361

View: 523

A comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the work of one of the foremost Native North American writers and his reception and influence.
Categories: Literary Collections

The New Mamluks

The New Mamluks

Does this matter ? Will this new indigenous literature affect scholarly discourse ? I
believe so , and Amira Sonbol ' s study well demonstrates why it will . Scholars
are persons who do research and write . Our personal identities contribute ...

Author: Amira El-Azhary Sonbol

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815628447

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 823

This study of modern Egypt opens the debate regarding new terms and methods for understanding the Middle East and Islamic societies. Amira el-Azhary Sonbol has produced an analytical history of Egypt from the time before Muhammad Ali to the present day. Using local idioms and terms such as khassa and 'amma, iltazim and fa'iz, she has developed a methodology that is more meaningful because it ties events of the eighteenth century to those of the twentieth. The author explores the division that has existed in modern Egyptian society between two groups: the khassa, a ruling elite that tried to impose a hegemonic culture that reflected and encouraged its own economic interests, and the 'amma, the masses who clung to their heritage and customs in an attempt to acquire a share of the wealth. Sonbol discusses today's Islamic movement in Egypt as a revolution correcting the duality of culture that was brought about by historical events like colonialism and the importation of exogenous ideologies. She suggests a different way of looking at culture and the necessity of seeing cultural struggle as a method for studying the historical process that goes beyond the political and economical.
Categories: History

Sinophone Studies

Sinophone Studies

As a matter of fact, the first written language learned and used by indigenous
people was Japanese. ... mingling Chinese with the indigenous language, which
Sun Ta-chuan called the “literature of the indigenous language” (zuyu wenxue).

Author: Shu-mei Shih

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231527101

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 164

This definitive anthology casts Sinophone studies as the study of Sinitic-language cultures born of colonial and postcolonial influences. Essays by such authors as Rey Chow, Ha Jin, Leo Ou-fan Lee, Ien Ang, Wei-ming Tu, and David Wang address debates concerning the nature of Chineseness while introducing readers to essential readings in Tibetan, Malaysian, Taiwanese, French, Caribbean, and American Sinophone literatures. By placing Sinophone cultures at the crossroads of multiple empires, this anthology richly demonstrates the transformative power of multiculturalism and multilingualism, and by examining the place-based cultural and social practices of Sinitic-language communities in their historical contexts beyond "China proper," it effectively refutes the diasporic framework. It is an invaluable companion for courses in Asian, postcolonial, empire, and ethnic studies, as well as world and comparative literature.
Categories: History

The White Man s Indian

The White Man s Indian

THE ONLY TIME the Indian figured prominently in the higher forms of American
art and literature occurred between the War of 1812 and ... so in many ways the
early history of American formal literature, and, for that matter, art too, is
connected directly to the new nation's quest for a ... fit for a new indigenous
literature and art.

Author: Robert F. Berkhofer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307761972

Category: History

Page: 304

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Columbus called them "Indians" because his geography was faulty. But that name and, more importantly, the images it has come to suggest have endured for five centuries, not only obscuring the true identity of the original Americans but serving as an idealogical weapon in their subjugation. Now, in this brilliant and deeply disturbing reinterpretation of the American past, Robert Berkhofer has written an impressively documented account of the self-serving stereotypes Europeans and white Americans have concocted about the "Indian": Noble Savage or bloodthirsty redskin, he was deemed inferior in the light of western, Christian civilization and manipulated to its benefit. A thought-provoking and revelatory study of the absolute, seemingly ineradicable pervasiveness of white racism, The White Man's Indian is a truly important book which penetrates to the very heart of our understanding of ourselves. "A splendid inquiry into, and analysis of, the process whereby white adventurers and the white middle class fabricated the Indian to their own advantage. It deserves a wide and thoughtful readership." —Chronicle of Higher Education "A compelling and definitive history...of racist preconceptions in white behavior toward native Americans." —Leo Marx, The New York Times Book Review
Categories: History