Title

Review Blood Narrative: Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Jacklin, M, Review Blood Narrative: Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts, The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 15(3), 2004, p 344-345.

Abstract

The prevalence of tropes of blood and soil as markers of difference in Indigenous textual production may continue to trouble postcolonial theorists favouring strategies of hybridity and mimicry, but for Chadwick Allen ‘blood narrative’-the deployment of the rhetorical figures of blood, land and memory-is not an essentialist first stage through which Indigenous textuality must pass; rather, it provides a necessary basis and an ongoing orientation for Indigenous writing which has been significantly influenced by treaty discourse, as is the case in Native North America and in Aotearoaew Zealand.

RIS ID

28705

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