When the Other is Me: Native Resistance Discourse, 1850-1990

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Univ. of Manitoba Press, Mar 10, 2011 - History - 218 pages
In this long-awaited book from one of the most recognized and respected scholars in Native Studies today, Emma LaRocque presents a powerful interdisciplinary study of the Native literary response to racist writing in the Canadian historical and literary record from 1850 to 1990. In When the Other is Me, LaRocque brings a metacritical approach to Native writing, situating it as resistance literature within and outside the postcolonial intellectual context. She outlines the overwhelming evidence of dehumanization in Canadian historical and literary writing, its effects on both popular culture and Canadian intellectual development, and Native and non-Native intellectual responses to it in light of the interlayered mix of romanticism, exaggeration of Native difference, and the continuing problem of internalization that challenges our understanding of the colonizer/colonized relationship.
 

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Contents

Chapter
17
Chapter
37
Chapter Three
59
Chapter Four
73
Chapter Five
95
Chapter
119
Chapter Seven
146
Postscript
161
Bibliography
194
Index
214
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About the author (2011)

Dr. Emma LaRocque is a scholar, author, poet, social and literary critic, and a professor in the Department of Native Studies, University of Manitoba. She is the author of the groundbreaking book, Defeathering the Indian, and has also written extensively on contemporary Aboriginal literatures, Canadian historiography, and images of Aboriginal people in the media marketplace. She is a Plains Cree Metis from northeastern Alberta.

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