Travelling Knowledges: Positioning the Im/Migrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in Canada by Renate EigenbrodTravelling Knowledges: Positioning the Im/Migrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in Canada by Renate Eigenbrod

Travelling Knowledges: Positioning the Im/Migrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in Canada

byRenate Eigenbrod

Paperback | May 25, 2005

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In the context of de/colonization, the boundary between an Aboriginal text and the analysis by a non-Aboriginal outsider poses particular challenges often constructed as unbridgeable. Eigenbrod argues that politically correct silence is not the answer but instead does a disservice to the literature that, like all literature, depends on being read, taught, and disseminated in various ways. In Travelling Knowledges, Eigenbrod suggests decolonizing strategies when approaching Aboriginal texts as an outsider and challenges conventional notions of expertise. She concludes that literatures of colonized peoples have to be read ethically, not only without colonial impositions of labels but also with the responsibility to read beyond the text or, in Lee Maracle's words, to become "the architect of great social transformation."Features the works of: Jeannette Armstrong (Okanagan), Louise Halfe (Cree), Margo Kane (Saulteaux/Cree), Maurice Kenny (Mohawk), Thomas King (Cherokee, living in Canada), Emma LaRocque (Cree/Metis), Lee Maracle (Sto:lo/Metis), Ruby Slipperjack (Anishnaabe), Lorne Simon (Miíkmaq), Richard Wagamese (Anishnaabe), and Emma Lee Warrior (Peigan).
Renate Eigenbrod teaches Aboriginal Literature in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba and is co-editor of Creating Community: A Roundtable on Canadian Aboriginal Literatures.
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Title:Travelling Knowledges: Positioning the Im/Migrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 8.98 × 5.99 × 0.84 inPublished:May 25, 2005Publisher:University Of Manitoba PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887556817

ISBN - 13:9780887556814

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"[Eigenbrod’s] sensitive discussion of both texts and contexts is quite engaging, and her close readings of texts by writers such as Maurice Kenny, Lee Maracle, Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, Richard Wagamese, and Maria Campbell are particularly astute. …Throughout Travelling Knowledges, Eigenbrod skilfully manoevers through the experiential, ethical, and intellectual complexities of studying Aboriginal literatures with a keen eye, a thoughtful mind, and an open heart. Such work offers much for Native and non-Native readers, and it is a very welcome addition to the field.” - Daniel Heath Justice - University of Toronto Quarterly, vol. 76.1, 2007