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The first book of its kind, Self-Determined Stories: The Indigenous Reinvention of Young Adult Literature reads Indigenous-authored YA—from school stories to speculative fiction— not only as a vital challenge to stereotypes but also as a rich intellectual resource for theorizing Indigenous sovereignty in the contemporary era. Building on scholarship from Indigenous studies, children’s literature, and cultural studies, Suhr-Sytsma delves deep in close readings of works by Sherman Alexie, Jeannette Armstrong, Joseph Bruchac, Drew Hayden Taylor, Susan Power, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel. Together, Suhr-Sytsma contends, these works constitute a unique Indigenous YA genre. This genre radically revises typical YA conventions while offering a fresh portrayal of Indigenous self-determination and a fresh critique of multiculturalism, heteropatriarchy, and hybridity. This literature, moreover, imagines compelling alternative ways to navigate cultural dynamism, intersectionality, and alliance-formation. Self-Determined Stories invites readers from a range of contexts to engage with Indigenous YA and convincingly demonstrates the centrality of Indigenous stories, Indigenous knowledge, and Indigenous people to the flourishing of everyone in every place.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xxii
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  1. Chapter Three. Not Your Father’s Pocahontas: Cynthia Leitich Smith’s and Susan Power’s Resistive Romance
  2. pp. 65-106
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  1. Chapter Four. That’s One Story: Reworking Hybridity through Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel’s and Drew Hayden Taylor’s Speculative Fiction
  2. pp. 107-148
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  1. Coda. Alexie’s Flight, Zobel’s Wabanaki Blues, and the Future of Indigenous YA Literature
  2. pp. 149-158
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 159-180
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 181-194
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 195-202
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781609175788
Related ISBN
9781611862980
MARC Record
OCLC
1047589440
Pages
226
Launched on MUSE
2018-08-23
Language
English
Open Access
No
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