Captive Selves, Captivating Others: The Politics And Poetics Of Colonial American Captivity Narratives

1st Edition

Pauline Turner Strong

Routledge
Published December 13, 2000
Textbook - 280 Pages
ISBN 9780813316666 - CAT# K372238

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Summary

This book reexamines the Anglo-American literary genre known as the ?Indian captivity narrative? in the context of the complex historical practice of captivity across cultural borders in colonial North America. This detailed and nuanced study of the relationship between practice and representation on the one hand, and identity and alterity on the other. It is an important contribution to cultural studies, American studies, Native American studies, women's studies, and historical anthropology.

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