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Title Toward a Native American critical theory / Elvira Pulitano.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2003.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 233 pages cm)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-228) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject American literature -- Indian authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Indians of North America -- Intellectual life.
Criticism -- United States.
Indians in literature.
United States.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents Back to a woman-centered universe: the gynosophical perspective of Paula Gunn Allen's critical narratives -- Intellectual sovereignty and red stick theory: the nativist approach of Robert Allen Warrior and Craig S. Womack -- Crossreading texts, bridging cultures: the dialogic approach of Greg Sarris and Louis Owens -- Liberative stories and strategies of survivance: Gerald Vizenor's trickster hermeneutics.
Summary Toward a Native American Critical Theory articulates the foundations and boundaries of a distinctive Native American critical theory in this postcolonial era. In the first book-length study devoted to this subject, Elvira Pulitano offers a survey of the theoretical underpinnings of works by noted Native writers Paula Gunn Allen, Robert Warrior, Craig Womack, Greg Sarris, Louis Owens, and Gerald Vizenor. In her analysis Pulitano confronts key issues and questions: Is a distinctive way of reading and interpreting Native texts possible or needed? What is the relation between a Native American critical discourse and a more general postcolonial critical theory? Will Native critical theory be subsumed within postcolonial theory and homogenized as a colonial Other, or will it test postcolonial ideas against Native American problems and predicaments? And how can Native critical theory redefine Western styles of theory?
Other Title Print version: Pulitano, Elvira, 1970- Toward a Native American critical theory. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2003 0803237375