Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law

$24.95
Current stock: 0
Description

Description

In Indigenous Women’s Writing and the Cultural Study of Law, Cheryl Suzack explores Indigenous women’s writing in the post-civil rights period through close-reading analysis of major texts by Leslie Marmon Silko, Beatrice Culleton Mosionier, Louise Erdrich, and Winona LaDuke.

Each chapter in this volume aligns a court case with a literary text to show how literature contributes to self-determination struggles. Situated at the intersections of critical race, Indigenous feminist, and social justice theories, Indigenous Women’s Writing and the Cultural Study of Law crafts an Indigenous-feminist literary model in order to demonstrate how Indigenous women respond to the narrow vision of law by recuperating other relationships–to themselves, the land, the community, and the settler-nation. Review by Anita: This book uses the concepts of voice, identity, gender, and experience to develop law and literature that builds on these insights. The four novels in this case study are: 1. Ceremony by Leslie Silko 2. In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier 3. The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich 4. Last Standing Woman by Winona LaDuke These books focus on how Indigenous women writing after the civil rights period of the late 1960’s, telling their stories of struggles and battling for social awareness and political rights. The author illustrates how colonial law and legislation limit Indigenous women’s political, cultural, and social authority. Also, she shows how women’s identities and cultural knowledge are foundational to social reform. She includes side by side comparisons of legal cases and gives examples in her readings of the various authors and the central role Indigenous women writers’ play in social and political activism. Cheryl Suzack is an associate professor of English and Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Batchewana First Nation.

Review by Anita:

This book uses the concepts of voice, identity, gender, and experience to develop law and literature that builds on these insights. The four novels in this case study are:

1. Ceremony by Leslie Silko
2. In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier
3. The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich
4. Last Standing Woman by Winona LaDuke

The novels within this particular book focus on how Indigenous women writings after the civil rights period of the late 1960’s, where they tell their stories of struggle and battling for social awareness and political rights.The author illustrates how colonial law and legislation limit Indigenous women’s political, cultural, and social authority. Also, she shows how women’s identities and cultural knowledge are foundational to social reform. She includes side by side comparisons of legal cases and gives examples in her readings of the various authors and the central role Indigenous women writers’ play in social and political activism.  

Cheryl Suzack is an associate professor of English and Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Batchewana First Nation.

Reviews

Reviews (0)

Be the first to review this product.
Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU:
b06-9781442628588