The Truth About Stories

Author: Thomas King
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 9780887848957
Release Date: 2003-11-01
Genre: Social Science

Winner of the 2003 Trillium Book Award "Stories are wondrous things," award-winning author and scholar Thomas King declares in his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures. "And they are dangerous." Beginning with a traditional Native oral story, King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, gracefully elucidating North America's relationship with its Native peoples. Native culture has deep ties to storytelling, and yet no other North American culture has been the subject of more erroneous stories. The Indian of fact, as King says, bears little resemblance to the literary Indian, the dying Indian, the construct so powerfully and often destructively projected by White North America. With keen perception and wit, King illustrates that stories are the key to, and only hope for, human understanding. He compels us to listen well.

The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

Author: James Howard Cox
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199914036
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Literary Criticism

"This book explores Indigenous American literature and the development of an inter- and trans-Indigenous orientation in Native American and Indigenous literary studies. Drawing on the perspectives of scholars in the field, it seeks to reconcile tribal nation specificity, Indigenous literary nationalism, and trans-Indigenous methodologies as necessary components of post-Renaissance Native American and Indigenous literary studies. It looks at the work of Renaissance writers, including Louise Erdrich's Tracks (1988) and Leslie Marmon Silko's Sacred Water (1993), along with novels by S. Alice Callahan and John Milton Oskison. It also discusses Indigenous poetics and Salt Publishing's Earthworks series, focusing on poets of the Renaissance in conversation with emerging writers. Furthermore, it introduces contemporary readers to many American Indian writers from the seventeenth to the first half of the nineteenth century, from Captain Joseph Johnson and Ben Uncas to Samson Occom, Samuel Ashpo, Henry Quaquaquid, Joseph Brant, Hendrick Aupaumut, Sarah Simon, Mary Occom, and Elijah Wimpey. The book examines Inuit literature in Inuktitut, bilingual Mexicanoh and Spanish poetry, and literature in Indian Territory, Nunavut, the Huasteca, Yucatán, and the Great Lakes region. It considers Indigenous literatures north of the Medicine Line, particularly francophone writing by Indigenous authors in Quebec. Other issues tackled by the book include racial and blood identities that continue to divide Indigenous nations and communities, as well as the role of colleges and universities in the development of Indigenous literary studies".

Telling and Being Told

Author: Paul M. Worley
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816530267
Release Date: 2013-10-10
Genre: Social Science

Oral literature has been excluded from the analysis of Yucatec Maya literature, but it is a key component and a vital force in the cultural communities and their contemporary writing. Telling and Being Told shows the vital role Yucatec storytelling claims in Mayan ways of knowing and in the Mexican literary canon.

Indigenous Perspectives of North America

Author: Enikő Sepsi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443866132
Release Date: 2014-08-20
Genre: Social Science

The present volume brings to North American Native Studies – with its rich tradition and accumulated expertise in the Central European region – the new complexities and challenges of contemporary Native reality. The umbrella theme ‘Indigenous perspectives’ brings together researchers from a great variety of disciplines, focusing on issues such as democracy and human rights, international law, multiculturalism, peace and security, economic and scientific development, sustainability, literature, and arts and culture, as well as religion. The thirty-five topical and thought-provoking articles written in English, French and Spanish offer a solid platform for further critical investigations and a useful tool for classroom discussions in a wide variety of academic fields.


Author: Jeannette Armstrong
Publisher: Münster : Unrast
ISBN: 3928300563
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Indians of North America

Narrative Interviews

Author: Ivonne Küsters
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531161539
Release Date: 2009-01-15
Genre: Social Science

Dieses Buch führt in die Methode des narrativen Interviews und in die zugehörigen Auswertungsverfahren ein. Dabei werden sämtliche Schritte eines qualitativen Forschungsprozesses mit narrativen Interviews - Entwicklung der Fragestellung, Sampling, Erhebung und Auswertung von Interviews, Typenbildung, Theoriebezug der empirischen Ergebnisse - sowohl allgemein erläutert, als auch an einem durchgehenden Forschungsbeispiel, einer biographie- und musiksoziologischen Untersuchung, exemplarisch in der Anwendung gezeigt. Daneben werden die erzähltheoretischen und methodologischen Grundlagen des narrativen Verfahrens, seine Einsatzmöglichkeiten in diversen Forschungsfeldern, auch über den Haupteinsatzbereich Biographieforschung hinaus, sowie die Kritik an der Methode behandelt.

Die erstaunlichen Talente der Audrey Flowers

Author: Jessica Grant
ISBN: 3442546664
Release Date: 2010

Audreys IQ ist nicht gerade überdurchschnittlich, diesen Mangel gleicht sie jedoch durch Neugier und detektivischen Spürsinn aus. Nach dem Tod ihres Vaters und dem Verschwinden ihrer Maus ermittelt sie in eigener Sache und begibt sich auf Spurensuche .

Tribal Fantasies

Author: J. Mackay
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137318817
Release Date: 2012-12-28
Genre: Literary Criticism

This transnational collection discusses the use of Native American imagery in twentieth and twenty-first-century European culture. With examples ranging from Irish oral myth, through the pop image of Indians promulgated in pornography, to the philosophical appropriations of Ernst Bloch or the European far right, contributors illustrate the legend of "the Indian." Drawing on American Indian literary nationalism, postcolonialism, and transnational theories, essays demonstrate a complex nexus of power relations that seemingly allows European culture to build its own Native images, and ask what effect this has on the current treatment of indigenous peoples.

Die ohne Segen sind

Author: Richard van Camp
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 9783473476541
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Larry will vergessen, was war. Was sein Vater ihm angetan hat und seine Mutter wortlos geschehen ließ. Wenn er nur so stark wäre wie Johnny. Denn Larry will lieben - Juliet, das Mädchen mit Augen so dunkel und grün wie Gras an einem Regentag.

The Columbian Covenant Race and the Writing of American History

Author: James Carson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137438638
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: History

This provocative analysis of American historiography argues that when scholars use modern racial language to articulate past histories of race and society, they collapse different historical signs of skin color into a transhistorical and essentialist notion of race that implicates their work in the very racial categories they seek to transcend.

Blood Narrative

Author: Chadwick Allen
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822329476
Release Date: 2002-08-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

DIVCompares the discourses of indigeneity used by Maori and Native American peoples and proposes the concept treaty discourse to characterize the relevant form of postcolonial situation./div

Spirits of the Rockies

Author: Courtney W. Mason
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442619920
Release Date: 2014-09-24
Genre: History

The Banff–Bow Valley in western Alberta is the heart of spiritual and economic life for the Nakoda peoples. While they were displaced from the region by the reserve system and the creation of Canada’s first national park, in the twentieth century the Nakoda reasserted their presence in the valley through involvement in regional tourism economies and the Banff Indian Days sporting festivals. Drawing on extensive oral testimony from the Nakoda, supplemented by detailed analysis of archival and visual records, Spirits of the Rockies is a sophisticated account of the situation that these Indigenous communities encountered when they were denied access to the Banff National Park. Courtney W. Mason examines the power relations and racial discourses that dominated the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and shows how the Nakoda strategically used the Banff Indian Days festivals to gain access to sacred lands and respond to colonial policies designed to repress their cultures.

Erinnerung an das Feuer

Author: Eduardo Galeano
ISBN: 3779500000
Release Date: 2004

Eduardo Galeano, der Autor, dessen Werke zur Geschichte Lateinamerikas seit Jahrzehnten nichts von ihrer Bedeutung eingebüßt haben, gehört zu den Gallionsfiguren des Peter Hammer Verlages. Ehemals dreibändig erscheint die Erinnerung an das Feuer nun in einem Band. Erinnerung als das Feuer war und ist ein literarischer Glücksfall; eine neue Form von Geschichtsschreibung, die Geist, Atem und Dramatik einer Epoche vermittelt. Eduardo Galeano hat den handelnden und ertragenden, den besessenen und gestaltenden Menschen in den Mittelpunkt gestellt; ein Mosaik aus tausend Quellen, ein Steinbruch unerhörter, unbekannter Geschehnisse, vereint zu einer großen Vision von der menschlichen Existenz.