Why Indigenous Literatures Matter

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  • Author(s): Daniel Heath Justice
  • Series:
    Indigenous Studies Series
  • Publication Information:
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada : Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 2018
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Part survey of the field of Indigenous literary studies, part cultural history, and part literary polemic, Why Indigenous Literatures Matter asserts the vital significance of literary expression to the political, creative, and intellectual efforts of Indigenous peoples today. In considering the connections between literature and lived experience, this book contemplates four key questions at the heart of Indigenous kinship traditions: How do we learn to be human? How do we become good relatives? How do we become good ancestors? How do we learn to live together? Blending personal narrative and broader historical and cultural analysis with close readings of key creative and critical texts, Justice argues that Indigenous writers engage with these questions in part to challenge settler-colonial policies and practices that have targeted Indigenous connections to land, history, family, and self. More importantly, Indigenous writers imaginatively engage the many ways that communities and individuals have sought to nurture these relationships and project them into the future. This provocative volume challenges readers to critically consider and rethink their assumptions about Indigenous literature, history, and politics while never forgetting the emotional connections of our shared humanity and the power of story to effect personal and social change. Written with a generalist reader firmly in mind, but addressing issues of interest to specialists in the field, this book welcomes new audiences to Indigenous literary studies while offering more seasoned readers a renewed appreciation for these transformative literary traditions.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781771121767. 9781771121774. 9781771121781.
    • Accession Number:
      1028612577
    • Accession Number:
      1791459
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    • ABNT:
      DANIEL HEATH JUSTICE. Why Indigenous Literatures Matter. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2018. ISBN 9781771121767. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1791459. Acesso em: 24 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Daniel Heath Justice. Why Indigenous Literatures Matter. Wilfrid Laurier University Press; 2018. Accessed November 24, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1791459
    • APA:
      Daniel Heath Justice. (2018). Why Indigenous Literatures Matter. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Daniel Heath Justice. 2018. Why Indigenous Literatures Matter. Indigenous Studies Series. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1791459.
    • Harvard:
      Daniel Heath Justice (2018) Why Indigenous Literatures Matter. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Indigenous Studies Series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1791459 (Accessed: 24 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Daniel Heath Justice 2018, Why Indigenous Literatures Matter, Indigenous Studies Series, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, viewed 24 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Daniel Heath Justice. Why Indigenous Literatures Matter. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1791459.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Daniel Heath Justice. Why Indigenous Literatures Matter. Indigenous Studies Series. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1791459.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Daniel Heath Justice. Why Indigenous Literatures Matter [Internet]. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press; 2018 [cited 2020 Nov 24]. (Indigenous Studies Series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1791459