Carrying the Burden of Peace: Reimagining Indigenous Masculinities Through Story

University of Regina PressSKU: 9780889777934

Author:
Sam McKegney
Grade Levels:
Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
288
Publisher:
University of Regina Press
Copyright Data:
2021

Price:
Sale price$34.95

Description

Carrying the Burden of Peace: Reimagining Indigenous Masculinities Through Story by Sam McKegney, settler scholar of Indigenous literatures, asks whether critical examination of Indigenous masculinities can be an honour song—one that celebrates rather than pathologizes; one that seeks diversity and strength; one that overturns heteropatriarchy without centering settler colonialism. Countering the perception that “masculinity” has been so contaminated as to be irredeemable, the book explores Indigenous literary art for understandings of masculinity that exceed the impoverished inheritance of colonialism. Carrying the Burden of Peace weaves together stories of Indigenous life, love, eroticism, pain, and joy to map the contours of diverse, empowered, and non-dominative Indigenous masculinities. It is from here that a more balanced world may be pursued.

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