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The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature (Hardback)

Edited by Cox, James H.
Edited by Justice, Daniel Heath

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Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these... Indigenous literatures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature reflects on these changes and provides a complete overview of the current state of the field. The Handbook's forty-three essays, organized into four sections, cover oral traditions, poetry, drama, non-fiction, fiction, and other forms of Indigenous American writing from the seventeenth through the twenty-first century. Part I attends to literary histories across a range of communities, providing, for example, analyses of Inuit, Chicana/o, Anishinaabe, and Metis literary practices. Part II draws on earlier disciplinary and historical contexts to focus on specific genres, as authors discuss Indigenous non-fiction, emergent trans-Indigenous autobiography, Mexicanoh and Spanish poetry, Native drama in the U.S. and Canada, and even a new Indigenous children's literature canon. The third section delves into contemporary modes of critical inquiry to expound on politics of place, comparative Indigenism, trans-Indigenism, Native rhetoric, and the power of Indigenous writing to communities of readers. A final section thoroughly explores the geographical breadth and expanded definition of Indigenous American through detailed accounts of literature from Indian Territory, the Red Atlantic, the far North, Yucatan, Amerika Samoa, and Francophone Quebec. Together, the volume is the most comprehensive and expansive critical handbook of Indigenous American literatures published to date. It is the first to fully take into account the last twenty years of recovery and scholarship, and the first to most significantly address the diverse range of texts, secondary archives, writing traditions, literary histories, geographic and political contexts, and critical discourses in the field.
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ISBN 9780199914036
Released NZ 9 Oct 2014
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
Series Oxford Handbooks
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ISBN-13 9780199914036
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 9 Oct 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Cox, James H.
Edited by Justice, Daniel Heath
Series Oxford Handbooks
Category Award Winning
Literary Studies: 16Th To 18Th Centuries
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
American History
Ethnic Studies
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 768
Dimensions Width: 182mm
Height: 255mm
Spine: 56mm
Dewey Code 810.9897
Weight 1,466g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress American literature - Indian authors - History and criticism, Indians of North America - Intellectual life, Indians in literature
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text College/higher education