Sovereignty, Separatism, and Survivance: Ideological Encounters in the Literature of Native North America
Broad in its scope, Sovereignty, Separatism, and Survivance: Ideological Encounters in the Literature of Native North America explores rich and multi-faceted literary works by and about Native Americans from the “long” early American period to the present. What links these essays is a concern for the ways in which Native Americans have navigated, negotiated, and resisted dominant white ideology since the founding of the Republic. Importantly, these essays are historically situated and consider not only the ways in which indigenous peoples are represented in American literature and history, but pay much needed attention to the actual lived experiences of Native Americans inside and outside of native communities. Addressing cross-cultural protest, resistance to dominant white ideology, the importance to Natives of land and land redress, sovereignty, separatism, and cultural healing, this collection of essays contributes to our understanding of the discrepancy between ideological representations of native peoples and the real-life consequences those representations have for the ways in which indigenous peoples live out their daily lives.
Carson, Benjamin (2008). Sovereignty, Separatism, and Survivance: Ideological Encounters in the Literature of Native North America. CARS Summer Grants. Item 60.