Native Provenance: The Betrayal of Cultural Creativity

Native Provenance: The Betrayal of Cultural Creativity by Gerald Vizenor

Native Provenance: The Betrayal of Cultural Creativity

  • Hardcover
  • University of Nebraska Press (2019)
  • SKU: 9781496216717
Regular price $29.95
/

Gerald Vizenor's Native Provenance challenges readers to consider the subtle ironies at the heart of Native American culture and oral traditions such as creation and trickster stories and dream songs. A respected authority in the study of Native American literature and intellectual history, Vizenor believes that the protean nature of many creation stories, with their tease and weave of ironic gestures, was lost or obfuscated in inferior translations by scholars and cultural connoisseurs, and as a result the underlying theories and presuppositions of these renditions persist in popular literature and culture.

Native Provenance explores more than two centuries of such betrayal of native creativity. With erudite and sweeping virtuosity, Vizenor examines how ethnographers and others converted the inherent confidence of native stories into uneasy sentiments of victimry. He explores the connection between Native Americans and Jews through gossip theory and strategies of cultural survivance, and between natural motion and ordinary practices of survivance. Other topics include the unique element of native liberty inherent in artistic milieus; the genre of visionary narratives of resistance; and the notions of historical absence, cultural nihilism, and victimry.

Native Provenance is a tour de force of Native American cultural criticism ranging widely across the terrains of the artistic, literary, philosophical, linguistic, historical, ethnographic, and sociological aspects of interpreting native stories. Native Provenance is rife with poignant and original observations and is essential reading for anyone interested in Native American cultures and literature.

Modern Spirit : The Art of George Morrison by W. Jackson Rushing III and Kristin Makholm
Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison
W. Jackson Rushing III & Kristin Makholm
$29.95
Making History: Iaia Museum of Contemporary Native Arts by Nancy Marie Mithlo (Editor)
Making History: IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Nancy Marie Mithlo
$39.95
Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists by Jill Ahlberg Yohe (Editor)
Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists
Jill Ahlberg Yohe
$39.95
Dreaming in Indian : Contemporary Native American Voices edited by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale
Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices
Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale
$12.95
Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract by Philip J. Deloria
Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract
Philip J. Deloria
$34.95
Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies
Dylan Robinson
$28.00
Recently viewed