Storied Communities: Narratives of Contact and Arrival in Constituting Political Community

Storied Communities: Narratives of Contact and Arrival in Constituting Political Community

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ISBN-13: 9780774818797
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 12/17/2010
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Hester Lessard is a professor of law at the University of Victoria. Rebecca Johnson is a professor of law at the University of Victoria. Jeremy Webber holds the Canada Research Chair in Law and Society at the University of Victoria and is also a Trudeau Fellow. Contribubutors include Kim Anderson, Bain Attwood, Michael Asch, Brenna Bhandar, J. Edward Chamberlin, Susan Bibler Coutin, Donald Galloway, Anne Godlewska, Sneja Gunew, Johnny Mack, Audrey Macklin, Martha Nandorfy, Jacinta Ruru, Blanca Schorcht, S. Ronald Stevenson, Patricia Tuitt, and Richard Van Camp.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1 Introduction / Hester Lessard, Rebecca Johnson, and Jeremy Webber Part 2: Narratives of Contact and Arrival in the Canadian Political Space 2 Canadian Sovereignty and Universal History / Michael Asch 3 Historicizing Narratives of Arrival: The Other Indian Other / Audrey Macklin 4 The Conceit of Sovereignty: Toward Post-Colonial Technique / Brenna Bhandar Part 3: Narratives and Narrative Form 5 Show Me Yours / Richard Van Camp 6 Horseflies, Haireaters, and Bulldogs: In Conversation with Richard Van Camp / Blanca Schorcht 7 Counter-Narratives of Arrival and Return: Testing the Interstices of Resistance / Sneja Gunew 8 Common Ground around the Tower of Babel / J. Edward Chamberlin Part 4: Contact and Its Narratives 9 Juxtaposing Contact Stories in Canada / Anne Godlewska 10 Native Women, the Body, Land, and Narratives of Contact and Arrival / Kim Anderson 11 The Batman Legend: Remembering and Forgetting the History of Possession and Dispossession / Bain Attwood 12 Layered Narratives in Site-Specific "Wild" Places / Jacinta Ruru Part 5: Arrival and Its Narratives 13 Narratives of Origins and the Emergence of the European Union / Patricia Tuitt 14 "Robbed of a Different Life": Alternative Histories, Interrupted Futures / Susan Bibler Coutin Part 6: Institutional Implications: How Would We Do Things Differently If We Took Narrative Seriously? 15 Toward a Shared Narrative of Reconciliation: Developments in Canadian Aboriginal Rights Law / S. Ronald Stevenson 16 Hoquotist: Reorienting through Storied Practice / Johnny Mack 17 Proof and Narrative: "Reproducing the Facts" in Refugee Claims / Donald Galloway Part 7: Theoretical Implications: Where Do We Go from Here? 18 Differentiating Liberating Stories from Oppressive Narratives: Memory, Land, and Justice / Martha Nandorfy Contributors / Index

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What People are Saying About This

Constance MacIntosh

Delightfully original and daring . . . presents the most original and challenging uses of narrative methodology as a tool for legal and political analysis.

Shauna Van Praagh

It is neither easy nor commonplace in contemporary Canada to realize a coming together of storytellers and scholars immersed in Aboriginal identities on one hand and recent immigrant identities on the other. That is what this book promises and largely delivers.

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"It is neither easy nor commonplace in contemporary Canada to realize a coming together of storytellers and scholars immersed in Aboriginal identities on one hand and recent immigrant identities on the other. That is what this book promises and largely delivers."—Shauna Van Praagh, Faculty of Law, McGill University

"Delightfully original and daring . . . presents the most original and challenging uses of narrative methodology as a tool for legal and political analysis."—Constance MacIntosh, Dalhousie University

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