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Reading Native American Women: Critical/Creative Representations by Ines Hernandez-Avila

This new collection reveals the vitality of the intellectual and creative work of Native women today. The authors examine the avenues that Native American women have chosen for creative, cultural, and political expressions, and discuss the points of convergence between Native American feminisms and other feminisms. Individual contributors articulate their positions around issues such as identity, community, sovereignty, culture, and representation. This engaging volume crystallizes the myriad realities that inform the authors' intellectual work, and clarifies the sources of inspiration for their roles as individuals and indigenous intellectuals, reaffirming their paramount commitment to their communities and Nations. It will be of great value to Native writers as well as instructors and students in Native American studies, women's studies, anthropology, cultural studies, literature, and writing and composition.

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ISBN-13: 9780759103719
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 07/28/2005
Series: Contemporary Native American Communities Series , #15
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Inés Hernández-Avila is a professor and former chair of the Department of Native American Studies at the University of California-Davis. She is also Director of the Chicana/Latina Research Center at UCD; a member of the National Caucus of the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers; and a member of the Advisory Council for Public Programming at the National Museum of the American Indian. She has twice been a Ford Foundation/National Research Council Fellow.

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