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From Sherman Alexie's films to the poetry and fiction of Louise Erdrich and Leslie Marmon Silko to the paintings of Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and the sculpture of Edgar Heap of Birds, Native American movies, literature, and art have become increasingly influential, garnering critical praise and enjoying mainstream popularity. Recognizing that the time has come for a critical assessment of this exceptional artistic output and its significance to American Indian and American issues, Dean Rader offers the first interdisciplinary examination of how American Indian artists, filmmakers, and writers tell their own stories.
Beginning with rarely seen photographs, documents, and paintings from the Alcatraz Occupation in 1969 and closing with an innovative reading of the National Museum of the American Indian, Rader initiates a conversation about how Native Americans have turned to artistic expression as a means of articulating cultural sovereignty, autonomy, and survival. Focusing on figures such as author/director Sherman Alexie (Flight, Face, and Smoke Signals), artist Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, director Chris Eyre (Skins), author Louise Erdrich (Jacklight, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse), sculptor Edgar Heap of Birds, novelist Leslie Marmon Silko, sculptor Allen Houser, filmmaker and actress Valerie Red Horse, and other writers including Joy Harjo, LeAnne Howe, and David Treuer, Rader shows how these artists use aesthetic expression as a means of both engagement with and resistance to the dominant U.S. culture. Raising a constellation of new questions about Native cultural production, Rader greatly increases our understanding of what aesthetic modes of resistance can accomplish that legal or political actions cannot, as well as why Native peoples are turning to creative forms of resistance to assert deeply held ethical values.
Engaged Resistance maps the vibrant creative conversation taking place among Native artists, writers, scholars, and filmmakers. In this rich and thoughtful study, Dean Rader offers provocative new approaches to well-known works by Sherman Alexie, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, even as he draws our attention to edgy emerging authors like poets James Thomas Stevens and Esther Belin. Particularly welcome are his explorations of "Native genre busting and genre bending," as he documents the importance of "compositional resistance" as an act of survivance. Rader's notion of "indigenous interdisciplinarity" offers us a new model for engaging with some of the most astonishing and complex and critically neglected work of our time.
--Janet McAdams, Robert P. Hubbard Professor of Poetry, Kenyon College
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, 2011. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP85628660
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0292723997
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97802927239934.0
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0292723997