The Resource Inventing the American primitive : politics, gender, and the representation of Native American literary traditions, 1789-1936, Helen Carr

Inventing the American primitive : politics, gender, and the representation of Native American literary traditions, 1789-1936, Helen Carr

Label
Inventing the American primitive : politics, gender, and the representation of Native American literary traditions, 1789-1936
Title
Inventing the American primitive
Title remainder
politics, gender, and the representation of Native American literary traditions, 1789-1936
Statement of responsibility
Helen Carr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • American 'mainstream' culture has always been fascinated with the notion of the 'primitive', particularly as embodied by Native Americans. In Inventing the American Primitive, Helen Carr illustrates how responses to the existence of Native American traditions have shaped ideas of American identity and American literature
  • Inventing the American Primitive examines a body of work, both literary and anthropological, that describes, inscribes, translates and transforms Native American myths and poetry. Drawing on post-colonial and feminist theory, as well as ethnography's recent textual turn, Carr reveals the conflicts and ambivalence in these texts. Through their writings, the writers and anthropologists studied were attempting to preserve a culture which their country, with their help or connivance, sought to destroy. The contradictions and tensions of this position run throughout their work. Although there is no simple narrative of progress in this story as it moves from the eighteenth-century primitivism to tweentieth-century modernism, the book shows the process by which the richness and complexity of Native American traditions came to be acknowledged
  • Inventing the American Primitive offers a radical new reading of American literary history, as well as fresh insights into the powerful pull of primitivism in United States culture, and into the interactions of gender and race ideologies
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carr, Helen
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS173.I6
LC item number
C37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Indians in literature
  • American literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Ethnic relations in literature
  • Primitivism in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Indianen
  • Amerikaans
  • Letterkunde
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Litérature et anthropologie
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Politique et littérature
  • Indiens
  • Primitivisme
  • Indiens
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Littérature et anthropologie
  • Literatur
  • United States
  • Indianer (Motiv)
  • Indianer
  • USA
Label
Inventing the American primitive : politics, gender, and the representation of Native American literary traditions, 1789-1936, Helen Carr
Link
https://archive.org/details/inventingamerica00carr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The American Indian and the New Republic -- 2. The Beginnings of Romantic Nationalism -- 3. The Myth of Hiawatha -- 4. Reading the Savage Mind -- 5. In Other Words
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780814715482
Lccn
96033848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34321577
  • (OCoLC)ocm34321577
Label
Inventing the American primitive : politics, gender, and the representation of Native American literary traditions, 1789-1936, Helen Carr
Link
https://archive.org/details/inventingamerica00carr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The American Indian and the New Republic -- 2. The Beginnings of Romantic Nationalism -- 3. The Myth of Hiawatha -- 4. Reading the Savage Mind -- 5. In Other Words
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780814715482
Lccn
96033848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34321577
  • (OCoLC)ocm34321577

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