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The Resource That the people might live : Native American literatures and Native American community, Jace Weaver

That the people might live : Native American literatures and Native American community, Jace Weaver

Label
That the people might live : Native American literatures and Native American community
Title
That the people might live
Title remainder
Native American literatures and Native American community
Statement of responsibility
Jace Weaver
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Weaver, Jace
Dewey number
810.9/897
Index
index present
LC call number
PM157
LC item number
.W438 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Indian literature
  • American literature
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
Label
That the people might live : Native American literatures and Native American community, Jace Weaver
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC4702867
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195344219
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4702867
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4702867
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11273741
  • (CaONFJC)MIL47048
  • (OCoLC)935226964
Label
That the people might live : Native American literatures and Native American community, Jace Weaver
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC4702867
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195344219
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4702867
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4702867
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11273741
  • (CaONFJC)MIL47048
  • (OCoLC)935226964

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