The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions

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Beacon Press, 1 sep. 1992 - 336 pagina's
This pioneering work, first published in 1986, documents the continuing vitality of American Indian traditions and the crucial role of women in those traditions.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

Ritual Gynocracy in Native America
13
Strong Women Make Strong Nations
30
Where I Come from Is Like This
43
The Word Warriors
51
A Contemporary Perspective
54
Whose Dream Is This Anyway? Remythologizing and Selfdefinition in Contemporary American Indian Fiction
76
Myth and Vision in American Indian Literature
102
The Feminine Landscape of Leslie Marmon Silkos Ceremony
118
Pushing Up the Sky
185
Issues and Struggles Facing American Indian Women Today
189
How the West Was Really Won
194
Who Is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism
209
Three Approaches to Interpreting a Keres Indian Tale
222
Lesbians in American Indian Cultures
245
Future Visions for American Indian Women Tribes and Literary Studies
262
Notes
269

Alienation in American Indian Poetry and Prose
127
Long Ago So Far
147
Genocide and Continuance in the Poetry of American Indian Women
155
Spiritual Foundations of the Poetry of Five American Indian Women
165
Selected Bibliography
287
Acknowledgments
295
INDEX
297
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Over de auteur (1992)

Paula Gunn Allen (1939-2008) was a professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Native American of Laguna Pueblo and Sioux heritage. She authored many books, including The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Tradition, and was the editor of Spider Woman’s Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women, which won an American Book Award in 1990.

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