When The Other Is Me

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-30
  • Publisher: Univ of Manitoba Pr
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In this long-awaited book from one of the most recognized and respected scholars in Native Studies today, Emma LaRocque presents a powerful interdisciplinary study of the Native literary response to racist writing produced in Canada between 1850 and 1990. In When the Other is Me, LaRocque brings a metacritical approach to Native writing, situating it as resistance literature within and outside the postcolonial context. She outlines the overwhelming evidence of dehumanization in Canadian historical and literary writing, its eff ects on both popular culture and Canadian intellectual development, and Native and non-Native responses to it in light of the interlayered mix of romanticism, exaggeration of Native "diff erence," and the continuing problem of internalization that challenges our understanding of the colonizer/colonized relationship.

Author Biography

Emma LaRocque is a scholar, author, poet, social and literary critic, and professor in the Department of Native Studies, University of Manitoba. She is the author of the groundbreaking book, Defeathering the Indian, and has also written extensively on contemporary Aboriginal literatures, Canadian historiography, and images of Aboriginal people in the media and marketplace. She is a Plains Cree Metis from northeastern Alberta.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introduction: Representation and Resistancep. 3
Insider Notes: Reframing the Narrativesp. 17
Dehumanization in Textp. 37
Currency and Social Effects of Dehumanizationp. 59
Native Writers Resist: Addressing Invasionp. 73
Native Writers Resist: Addressing Dehumanizationp. 95
An Intersection: Internalization, Difference, Criticismp. 119
Native Writers Reconstruct: Pushing Paradigmsp. 146
Postscript: Decolonizing Postcolonialsp. 161
Notesp. 171
Bibliographyp. 194
Indexp. 214
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