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Humor in contemporary Native North American literature : reimagining nativeness

Author: Eva Gruber
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2008.
Series: European studies in American literature and culture.
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"This first comprehensive study explores the use of humor in today's Native writing, focusing on a wide variety of texts spanning all genres. It combines concepts from cultural studies and humor studies with approaches by Native thinkers and critics, analyzing the possible effects of humorous forms of representation on the self-image and identity formation of Native individuals and Native cultures. This book will be  Read more...
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Gruber, Eva.
Humor in contemporary Native North American literature.
Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2008
(DLC) 2008010685
(OCoLC)182738035
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Gruber
ISBN: 9781571137999 1571137998
OCLC Number: 694362342
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages).
Contents: Humor in Native North American literature and culture: survey --
Reimagining nativeness through humor: concepts and terms --
Expressing humor in contemporary native writing: forms --
Humor at work in contemporary native writing: issues and effects --
Conclusion --
Appendix: The state of research on humor in native writing.
Series Title: European studies in American literature and culture.
Responsibility: Eva Gruber.
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