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Fugitive poses : Native American Indian scenes of absence and presence

Author: Gerald Robert Vizenor
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
Series: Abraham Lincoln lecture series.
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Native peoples today are best known to others, and often to themselves, through their fugitive poses: textual and graphic depictions preserved by scholarship, consumed by the dominant culture, and steeped in a modernist aesthetic of romantic victimry, tragedy, and nostalgia. Because such representations do not easily convey the immediacy and distinctiveness of Native cultures, they effectively celebrate the absence
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vizenor, Gerald Robert, 1934-
Fugitive poses.
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 1998
(OCoLC)606954413
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Robert Vizenor
ISBN: 0803246641 9780803246645 0803296223 9780803296220
OCLC Number: 37246158
Description: 238 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Penenative rumors --
Wistful envies --
Literary Animals --
Fugitive poses --
Native transmotion.
Series Title: Abraham Lincoln lecture series.
Responsibility: Gerald Vizenor.
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Offering an examination of images of the Native as depicted by the dominant culture, the author argues that representations celebrate the absence rather than the presence of the Native.  Read more...

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"This collection of five essays by the Anishi-naabe novelist and scholar Gerald Vizenor will have the impact of a large firecracker lobbed into the middle of a Sunday School picnic... Vizenor argues Read more...

 
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