Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination (Paperback)Mark Rifkin (author)
Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 18/04/2012
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In 1970 the Nixon administration inaugurated a new era in federal Indian policy. No more would the U.S. government seek to deny and displace Native peoples or dismantle Native governments; from now on federal policy would promote 'the Indian's sense of autonomy without threatening his sense of community'. In The Erotics of Sovereignty, Mark Rifkin offers a telling perspective on what such a policy of self-determination has meant and looks at how contemporary queer Native writers use representations of sensation to challenge official U.S. accounts of Native identity. Rifkin focuses on four Native writers-Qwo-Li Driskill (Cherokee), Deborah Miranda (Esselen), Greg Sarris (Graton Racheria), and Chrystos (Menominee)-approaching their fiction and poetry as forms of political theory.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm
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