Reading indigeneity : the ethics of interpretation and representation

Bradford, Clare 2011, Reading indigeneity : the ethics of interpretation and representation. In Wolf, Shelby A. (ed), Handbook of research on children's and young adult literature, Routledge, New York, pp.331-342.

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Title Reading indigeneity : the ethics of interpretation and representation
Author(s) Bradford, ClareORCID iD for Bradford, Clare
Title of book Handbook of research on children's and young adult literature
Editor(s) Wolf, Shelby A.
Publication date 2011
Chapter number 23
Total chapters 37
Start page 331
End page 342
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication New York
Summary The transmission of indigenous stories is a fraught enterprise. In contrast to Western practices of the free circulation of ideas, many indigenous cultures view their stories as sacred, and have strict rules about who may tell certain tales, and in what settings and with whom they may be shared. Indigenous storytellers and novelists who want to tell contemporary stories also face the minefields of a history of (mis)representation of their cultures' values and practices. Australian literary scholar Clare Bradford picks her way carefully through this minefield, identifying its perils and proposing a self-reflexive practice that enables scholars to approach these works with sensitivity; Abenaki children's author Joseph Bruchac adds his own impressions and frustrations as an author to Clare's frank assessment of the possibilities of criticism, cross-talk, and mutual understanding in the field.
ISBN 0415965055
Language eng
Field of Research 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950203 Languages and Literature
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2011, Taylor & Francis
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