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ERIC Number: EJ886989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3238
A Necessary Inclusion: Native Literature in Native Studies
Eigenbrod, Renate
Studies in American Indian Literatures, v22 n1 p1-19 Spr 2010
The author's two main arguments in her discussion include: teaching and researching Native literatures within the disciplinary context of Native Studies enhances the understanding of these texts; vice versa, Native writers address topics that are intrinsic components in epistemological processes of decolonization promoted in a Native Studies curriculum. In this article, the author wants to discuss interpretations of Native literatures that speak to their significance as literature and beyond by addressing hermeneutical and pedagogical implications of institutional contexts. She hopes to exemplify the richness of Native-authored texts that lend themselves to multiple interpretations in defiance of either/or approaches. At the same time she wants to illuminate their special role within a department that works toward decolonization, transformation, and rebuilding. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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