Indigenous Narratives of Territory and Creation

9781478008712: Paperback
Release Date: 25th March 2020

8 illustrations

Number of Pages: 224

Duke University Press Books

Indigenous Narratives of Territory and Creation

Hemispheric Perspectives

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Indigenous activism in the Americas has long focused on the symbolic reclamation of land. Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives, contributors to this issue explore narratives of territory and origin that provide a foundation for this political practice. The contributors study Indigenous-language stories from displaced communities, analyzing the meaning and power of these narratives in the context of diaspora and the struggle for land. Essays address topics including territorial struggle and environmentalism, Indigenous resistance to neoliberal policies of land dispossession, and alliances between academic and Indigenous knowledges and activisms. This issue brings together fruitful comparisons of theoretical frameworks and case studies in Indigenous studies across North and South America. Its contributors advance the process of returning to Indigenous knowledge, offering essential alternatives to Western epistemologies.

Contributors. Amber Meadow Adams, Alexandre Belmonte, Enrique Manuel Bernales Albites, Andrew Cowell, Ella Deloria, Leila Gómez, Sarah Hernandez, Penelope Kelsey, José Antonio Mazzotti, Javier Muñoz-Díaz, Craig Perez, Cheryl Savageau, Ángel Tuninetti, Christopher T. Vecsey

Penelope Kelsey is Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and author of Reading the Wampum: Essays on Hodinöhsö:ni’ Visual Code and Epistemological Recovery.

Leila Gómez is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and editor of Darwinism in Argentina: Major Texts (1845–1909).