Theda Perdue`s Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835, is a book that greatly depicts what life had been like for many Native Americans as they were under European Conquering. This book was published in 1998, Perdue was influenced by a Cherokee Stomp Dance in northeastern Oklahoma. She had admired the Cherokee society construction of gender which she used as the subject of this book. Though the title Cherokee Women infers that the book focuses on the lives of only Cherokee women, Perdue actually shines light upon the way women 's roles affected the Native cultures and Cherokee-American relations. In the book, there is a focus on the way that gender roles affected the way different tribes were run in the 1700 and 1800`s.
This legend has been passed down through the generations, first through oral tradition and later translated to writing. Native-American Literature Scholars, Larry Evers and Paul Pavlich believe that such stories "remind the people of who and what they are, why they are in this particular place, and how then should continue to live here." The story of the World on Turtle 's Back effectuates these qualities through the significant cultural traditions of the Iroquois tribe, as well as the ways that the culture views the world. Each of the Native-American tribes have a distinct, extensive culture that they hold extremely sacred. The Iroquois tribe clearly demonstrate this, they
Within the novel “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” it’s shown that the author uses symbolism through the setting of the book to make the novel more interesting and have a more significant or deeper meaning behind it. The author uses key symbols to let us readers know more than just what is on the lines in front of us. By using character’s names the author shows us the difference between how the character is personed versus how they actually act. The author also uses symbols through the setting like the weather or nature, like rivers, birds, and flowers to represent and sometimes even foreshadow
This in turn has led to new areas of study which include the ideas of “space and place, or encounters with the environment” and “corporeality, or coming to terms with the body” (Campbell 508). It is within this context of recent scholarly work that naturalism is seen in the novel Tracks , written by Native American author, Louise Erdrich. A characteristic of naturalism, determinism manifests itself in Tracks through depictions of the “brute”, quests for power and wealth, and the portrayals of deterioration and violence. Tracks is a novel about the on-going struggles Native Americans face in their efforts to preserve their land and culture. Set in North Dakota during the early part
The ecocritics are enthusiastically concerned over certain issues, such as: the role of the physical setting of a literary work; the metaphor of land or place; the connection between ecosystem and ecological literature. They prioritize the British Romantics and the American Transcendentalists.
Although a poet rooted in the folk tradition of the African American South, Finney’s work relies upon the spiritual and aesthetic influence of West African tradition, the womanist wisdom of her maternal grandmother, Beulah Lenorah Davenport, and her family’s political commitment to equality and social justice (Beaulieu 333). She mingles the personal with the public in order to share the experience with her readers and therefore truly express their feelings. “I think that my putting myself in my poetry is me saying to my readers and my listeners “I’m willing to stand here and be as vulnerable as perhaps I am making others and situations vulnerable in my work. I have to be willing to do that” (Finney, “Interview with: Nikky Finney.”). Finney used personal and historical details so long as they are of interest to the people.
The way individual actors focus their attention is strongly influenced by their environmental stimuli, as actors are part of multiple social networks, cultures and structures. The situational fit between the institutional logic and environmental characteristics determine an actor’s identity, goals and schemas guiding social interaction. This perspective takes a rather instrumental view on rationality, emphasising on the role of personal interests enabling a variety of cognitive orientation rooted through multiple networks and structures (Lounsbury, 2008). Lounsbury (2001) highlighted the role of collective social movement in the creation new institutional logics. The authors showed how the ecological movement SEAC helped in building upon a recycling industry and the diffusion across American universities.
There has been an increased number of literary responses to the ecological crisis in the last two decades. Compelled by the idea of saving the environment a number of fiction writers portray environmental concerns as the fundamental aims of their literary texts. However, this study is invested in understanding how contemporary (non-Western/non European) fiction writers represent their environmental concerns in their fiction.This paper explores the role of environmental activism in The God of Small Things ( 1997 ) written by a South Asian novelist, Arundhati Roy. In this novel Roy examines issues of environmental degradation and condemns the western ideologies of development. Key Words: environment,development ,degradation,west From prehistory, literature has been used for the representation of physical environment and human-environment relationship.
The connections sketched here between transformation and the affects in a First Peoples literary context gain vibrancy and depth in green girl dreams Mountains. The poetic narrative of transformation in "City View" functions as a model for how to participate in an Aboriginal text; it demonstrates how empathy and affective involvement can "transform" writers and readers into story characters, as Eigenbrod puts it. Other poems in the collection indicate that Dumont has sought this sort of storytelling transformation and that, with various formal strategies, she has made possible a similar transformation in others. Active participation in story prepares Dumont and her readers to inhabit and truly experience the other significant transformation in green girl, the transformation of the speaker’s emotions. As the speaker moves from shame to confidence, from longing to love and contentment, so too may the writer and readers find "a lot of shame" "exorcis[ed]" from their hearts and lives.
Religion is a means for people to find answers to life’s big questions. Within Aboriginal spirituality, the natural and supernatural are closely linked. Their spirituality is lived in their daily lives and their supernatural deities are active in their activities. The sacred stories of the Aboriginal peoples take place in a timeless world. They are given various names across the numerous regions of Indigenous Australia.