Travelling Knowledges

SKU: 0887556817

Renate Eigenbrod
Grade Levels:
Adult Education, College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
University of Manitoba Press
Copyright Date:

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Travelling Knowledges: Positioning the Im/Migrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in Canada is authored by Renate Eigenbrod who teaches Aboriginal Literature in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. Eigenbrod argues that politically correct silence is not the answer but instead does a disservice to the literature that, like all literature, depends on being read, taught, and disseminated in various ways. In Travelling Knowledges, Eigenbrod suggests decolonizing strategies when approaching Aboriginal texts as an outsider and challenges conventional notions of expertise. She concludes that literatures of colonized peoples have to be read ethically, not only without colonial impositions of labels but also with the responsibility to read beyond the text or, in Lee Maracle’s words, to become “the architect of great social transformation.” The book features the works of: Jeannette Armstrong (Okanagan), Louise Halfe (Cree), Margo Kane (Saulteaux/Cree), Maurice Kenny (Mohawk), Thomas King (Cherokee, living in Canada), Emma LaRocque (Cree/Metis), Lee Maracle (Sto:lo/Metis), Ruby Slipperjack (Anishnaabe), Lorne Simon (Miíkmaq), Richard Wagamese (Anishnaabe), and Emma Lee Warrior (Peigan).

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