Bringing together criticism on both African American and Native American women writers, Cultural Sites of Critical Insight: Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Africian American and Native American Women's Writings offers fresh perspectives on art and beauty, truth, justice, community, and the making of a good and happy life. The essays draw on interdisciplinary, feminist, and comparative methods in the works of writers such as Toni Morrison, Leslie Silko, Alice Walker, Linda Hogan, Paula Gunn Allen, Luci Tapahonso, Phillis Wheatley, and Sherley Anne Williams, making them more accessible for critical consideration in the fields of aesthetics, philosophy, and critical theory. The contributors formulate unique frameworks for interpreting the multiple levels of complex, cultural play between Native American and African American women writers in America, and pave the way for innovative hermeneutic possibilities for reassessing writers of both traditions. Contributors include Christa Davis Acampora, Michael A. Antonucci, Ellen L. Arnold, Angela L. Cotten, Barbara Helen-Hill, AnaLouise Keating, Noelle Morrissette, Margot Reynolds, Maggie Romigh, Barbara S. Tracy, and Elizabeth J. West.