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That the People Might Live: Native American Literatures and Native American Community

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Loyalty to the community is the highest value in Native American cultures, argues Jace Weaver. In That the People Might Live, he explores a wide range of Native American literature from 1768 to the present, taking this sense of community as both a starting point and a lens.

Weaver considers some of the best known Native American writers, such as Leslie Marmon Silko, Gerald Vizenor, and Vine Deloria, as well as many others who are receiving critical attention here for the first time. He contends that the single thing that most defines these authors' writings, and makes them deserving of study as a literature separate from the national literature of the United States, is their commitment to Native community and its survival. He terms this commitment "communitism"--a fusion of "community" and "activism." The Native American authors are engaged in an ongoing quest for community and write out of a passionate commitment to it. They write, literally, "that the People might live."

Drawing upon the best Native and non-Native scholarship (including the emerging postcolonial discourse), as well as a close reading of the writings themselves, Weaver adds his own provocative insights to help readers to a richer understanding of these too often neglected texts. A scholar of religion, he also sets this literature in the context of Native cultures and religious traditions, and explores the tensions between these traditions and Christianity.

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Loyalty to the community is the highest value in Native American cultures. Taking his sense of community as both a starting point and a lens, this book offers fascinating discussions of Native American written literature. Drawing upon the best of Native and non-Native scholarship, the author adds his own provocative thoughts and eloquent writing to help readers to a richer understanding of these too often neglected texts.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-231) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195120370
Author:
Weaver, Jace
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Jace
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Theology | American
Subject:
Religion and Theology | American
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Religion.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity.
Subject:
Religion & Theology | American
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Series Volume:
zv.3
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftones
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6.1 x 0.6 in 0.85 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Loyalty to the community is the highest value in Native American cultures. Taking his sense of community as both a starting point and a lens, this book offers fascinating discussions of Native American written literature. Drawing upon the best of Native and non-Native scholarship, the author adds his own provocative thoughts and eloquent writing to help readers to a richer understanding of these too often neglected texts.

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