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The Resource Muting white noise : Native American and European American novel traditions, James H. Cox

Muting white noise : Native American and European American novel traditions, James H. Cox

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Muting white noise : Native American and European American novel traditions
Title
Muting white noise
Title remainder
Native American and European American novel traditions
Statement of responsibility
James H. Cox
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Native American fiction writers have confronted Euro-American narratives about Indians and the colonial world those narratives help create. These Native authors offer stories in which Indians remake this colonial world by resisting conquest and assimilation, sustaining their cultures and communities, and surviving. In Muting White Noise, James H. Cox considers how Native authors have liberated our imaginations from colonial narratives. Cox takes his title from Sherman Alexie, for whom the white noise of a television set represents the white mass-produced culture that mutes American Indian voices. Cox foregrounds the work of Native intellectuals in his readings of the American Indian novel tradition. He thereby develops a critical perspective from which to re-see the role played by the Euro-American novel tradition in justifying and enabling colonialism. By examining novels by Native authors?especially Thomas King, Gerald Vizenor, and Alexie?Cox shows how these writers challenge and revise colonizers? tales about Indians. He then offers ?red readings? of some revered Euro-American novels, including Herman Melville?s Moby-Dick, and shows that until quite recently, even those non-Native storytellers who sympathized with Indians could imagine only their vanishing by story?s end.Muting White Noise breaks new ground in literary criticism. It stands with Native authors in their struggle to reclaim their own narrative space and tell stories that empower and nurture, rather than undermine and erase, American Indians and their communities." -- book jacket
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DLC
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1968-
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Cox, James H.
Dewey number
813/.509352997
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.I49
LC item number
C69 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American Indian literature and critical studies series
Series volume
v. 51
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  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Indians in literature
  • Intercultural communication in literature
  • Popular literature
  • Indians of North America
Label
Muting white noise : Native American and European American novel traditions, James H. Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-316) and index
  • "Selected bibliography of novels by indigenous authors in the United States and Canada": pages 317-330
Contents
"Them there writin' folks is dead easy pickin'": colonial texts in novels from John Rollin Ridge to D'Arcy McNickel --"There are no truths, Coyote...only stories": the origins of domination and liberation in Thomas King's Green Grass, Running Water -- "Freedom from the word": Gerald Vizenor's worlds beyond text -- Muting White Noise: the popular culture invasion in Sherman Alexie's fiction -- Unmaking the conquest: Red readings of the European American novel tradition -- The failed imagination and the end of conquest
Control code
ocm65341310
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 338 pages
Isbn
9780806136790
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006044700
System control number
(OCoLC)65341310
Label
Muting white noise : Native American and European American novel traditions, James H. Cox
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-316) and index
  • "Selected bibliography of novels by indigenous authors in the United States and Canada": pages 317-330
Contents
"Them there writin' folks is dead easy pickin'": colonial texts in novels from John Rollin Ridge to D'Arcy McNickel --"There are no truths, Coyote...only stories": the origins of domination and liberation in Thomas King's Green Grass, Running Water -- "Freedom from the word": Gerald Vizenor's worlds beyond text -- Muting White Noise: the popular culture invasion in Sherman Alexie's fiction -- Unmaking the conquest: Red readings of the European American novel tradition -- The failed imagination and the end of conquest
Control code
ocm65341310
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 338 pages
Isbn
9780806136790
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006044700
System control number
(OCoLC)65341310

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