Off the Reservation: Reflections on Boundary-busting Border-crossing Loose Canons

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Beacon Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 262 pages
In this captivating collection of unpublished and published essays, one of our most important scholars, Paula Gunn Allen, explores the symbiotic relationship between Native American culture and the larger Western world. Through her own history and that of other Native peoples, she searches for a connection that will link the eco-spiritual and implicitly multicultural heritage to the demands of an increasingly global and culturally unilateral community.
 

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Poet, novelist, feminist, and English professor (UCLA), Allen draws on her experiences as a woman of mixed Laguna and Lebanese heritage to critique contemporary American culture from the perspective ... Read full review

Contents

Dont Fence Me In
1
Haggles gynosophies
10
Notes Toward a Human Revolution
17
Phantoms and Fantasies in America
22
All the Good Indians 3 6
36
American Indian Mysticism
40
Where Is One Circle ?
58
Autonomy and Vulnerability
63
Ethnics in the Western Formalist Situation
132
Whos Telling This Story Anyway?
145
Thus Spake Pocahontas
163
La Franteranarrativities 15 The Autobiography of a Confluence
181
Yo Cruzo Siete Mares
193
My Lebanon
207
Going Home December 1992223
223
Geospiritual Narratives and the American Southwest
228

Father God and Rape Culture
66
Empowering Womens Spirituality
84
Indians Solipsisms and Archetypal Holocausts
93
Radiant Beings
101
The Woman I Love Is a Planet The Planet I Love Is a Tree
118
Wyrds orthographies
125
Here There Be Coyote
127
Notes
247
References
251
Credits
253
Acknowledgments
254
Index
255
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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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