When the Other is Me: Native Resistance Discourse, 1850-1990 (Paperback)

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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 in the Canadian historical and literary record from 1850 to 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 intellectual context. She outlines the overwhelming evidence of dehumanization in Canadian historical and literary writing, its effects on both popular culture and Canadian intellectual development, and Native and non-Native intellectual responses to it in light of the interlayered mix of romanticism, exaggeration of Native difference, and the continuing problem of internalization that challenges our understanding of the colonizer/colonized relationship.

About the Author

Emma LaRocque is a professor in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba and author of the groundbreaking book Defeathering the Indian.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780887557033
ISBN-10: 0887557031
Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
Publication Date: March 8th, 2010
Pages: 218
Language: English