Title: Mixedblood Messages: Literature, Film, ...
Publisher: University Of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.
Norman. 1998. University Of Oklahoma Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 263 pages. hardcover. 0806130512. keywords: American Indian Literature America Autobiography. inventory # 28291. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In this challenging and often humorous book, Louis Owens examines issues of Indian identity and relationship to the environment as depicted in literature and film and as embodied in his own mixedblood roots in family and land. Powerful social and historical forces, he maintains, conspire to colonize literature and film by and about Native Americans into a safe 'Indian Territory' that will contain and neutralize Indians. Countering this colonial 'Territory' is what Owens defines as 'Frontier,' a dynamic, uncontainable, multi-directional space within which cultures meet and even merge. Owens offers new insights into the works of Indian writers ranging from John Rollin Ridge, Mourning Dove, and D'Arcy McNickle to N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Silko, James Welch, and Gerald Vizenor. Bookseller Inventory # 28291
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