Off the Reservation: Reflections on Boundary-busting Border-crossing Loose Canons
Beacon Press, 1998 - 262 頁
Off the Reservation gives us the best of Allen's political essays, literary criticism, and personal reflections. In section one, "Haggles/gynosophies" (haggles being a persuasive speech in which a hag engages), Allen offers powerful critiques of the Western social constructs of proprietorship, literacy, individualism, and "rape culture" contrasted with the communal and spiritual connection to the earth that characterizes native societies. "Wyrds/orthographies" presents some of the best analysis of Native American literature of the late twentieth century, including the work of N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Mary Tallmountain.
第 1 到 3 筆結果，共 35 筆
Moreover , when I suggest that passion - whether it be emotional , muscular ,
sexual , or intellectual – IS spirituality , the idea might seem even stranger . In the
United States of the privileged , going to ashrams and centers to meditate on how
I am seriously concerned that structure means oppression , ignorance , and
perpetuation of ideas and attitudes that have ... I do mind being stuck with the
idea that Locke , Marx , et al . , came to their ideas totally within a Western
We must recognize that determinism as a useful idea is defunct ; that the idea of
freedom , like its companion idea democracy , entails loosening the strictures that
bind us and redefining cultural boundaries along lines that reflect the actual ...
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Poet, novelist, feminist, and English professor (UCLA), Allen draws on her experiences as a woman of mixed Laguna and Lebanese heritage to critique contemporary American culture from the perspective ... 閱讀評論全文