American Indian Rhetorics of Survivance Word Medicine, Word Magic

ISBN-10: 0822959259

ISBN-13: 9780822959250

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ernest Stromberg

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American Indian Rhetorics of Survivancepresents an original critical and theoretical analysis of American Indian rhetorical practices in both canonical and previously overlooked texts: autobiographies, memoirs, prophecies, and oral storytelling traditions. Ernest Stromberg assembles essays from a range of academic disciplines that investigate the rhetorical strategies of Native American orators, writers, activists, leaders, and intellectuals. The contributors consider rhetoric in broad terms, ranging from Aristotle's definition of rhetoric as ldquo;the faculty . . . of discovering in the particular case what are the available means of persuasion,rdquo; to the ways in which Native Americans assimilated and revised Western rhetorical concepts and language to form their own discourse with European and American colonists. They relate the power and use of rhetoric in treaty negotiations, written accounts of historic conflicts and events, and ongoing relations between American Indian governments and the United States. This is a groundbreaking collection for readers interested in Native American issues and the study of language. In presenting an examination of past and present Native American rhetoric, it emphasizes the need for an improved understanding of multicultural perspectives.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 7/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Acknowledgments
Rhetoric and American Indians: An Introduction
Appropriation and Resistance
Red Jacket's Rhetoric: Postcolonial Persuasions on the Native Frontiers of the Early American Republic
(Native) American Jeremiad: The "Mixedblood" Rhetoric of William Apess
"Forked Justice": Elias Boudinot, the Us Constitution, and Cherokee Removal
Rhetorical Self-Fashioning
Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins: Her Wrongs and Claims
Resistance and Mediation: The Rhetoric of Irony in Indian Boarding School Narratives by Francis La Flesche and Zitkala-Sa
Sundance Behind Bars: The Rhetoric of Leonard Peltier's Prison Writings
Writing, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy
De-Assimilation as the Need to Tell: Native American Writers, Bakhtin, and Autobiography
Inside the Circle, Outside the Circle: The Continuance of Native American Storytelling and the Development of Rhetorical Strategies in English
A Theory of Rhetoric, a Rhetoric of Theory
Critical Tricksters: Race, Theory, and Old Indian Legends
Communicating History: James Welch's Killing Custer and the Cultural Translation of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
The Word Made Visible: Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead
American Indian Sovereignty: Now You See It, Now You Don't
Wennebojo Meets A "Real Indian"
Contributors
Index
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