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Peregrinations : walking in American literature

Author: Amy T Hamilton
Publisher: Reno, Nevada : University of Nevada Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A boundary-defying exploration of physical bodies and movement in American stories and history.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hamilton, Amy T.
Peregrinations.
Reno : University of Nevada Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017057836
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy T Hamilton
ISBN: 9781943859641 1943859647
OCLC Number: 1014012183
Description: xi, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Walking at the Intersection of Literature and Materiality. A Brief and Partial History of Walking in the United States --
Material Ecocriticism --
Walking in American Literature --
Paths in the Wilderness : Walking Bodies and Material Agency in Early American Indian Captivity Narratives. Mary White Rowlandson's Pilgrimage Through Captivity --
Adventure and Social Critique in Sarah Wakefield's Captivity Narrative --
Captive Bodies and Trans-corporeal Ethics --
"By This Song I Walk" : Land, Movement, and Memory on the Navajo Long Walk. The Long Walk --
Walking and the Diné Worldview --
Diné Memories of the Long Walk --
The Long Walk in Contemporary Diné Poetry --
Walking and Survival in Diné Bikéyah --
Peripatetic Philosopher : Walking, Rhythm, and Material Nature in Mary Austin's Desert Writing. Euroamerican Nature Writing and Walking --
Indigenous Traditions and Austin's Philosophy of Rhythm --
The Land of Little Rain's Rhythmic Desert --
Knowing and Living with the Land --
Crossing the Storied Desert : Bodies on the Border in Luis Alberto Urrea's The Devil's Highway. Walking in Chicanx and Mexican Cultures --
Walking in the Borderlands in The Devil's Highway --
Bodily Suffering in the Material Desert --
Peregrinación as Symbol and Experience --
Aztlán and Border Legends as Alternative Ways of Knowing --
Reading and Writing the Land --
Walking Between Worlds : Material and Metaphorical Maps in Louise Erdrich's Novels. The General Allotment Act and Anishinaabe-akii (Anishinaabe Homeland) --
Roads and Paths : Centering the Margins --
Story Routes --
Epilogue : Walking for Survival.
Responsibility: Amy T. Hamilton.

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Peregrinations revises dated notions of walking in American literature as something associated largely with 19th century Euroamerican male-authored nonfiction. With material ecocriticism and feminism Read more...

 
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