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The Resource Cartographies of desire : captivity, race, and sex in the shaping of an American nation, Rebecca Blevins Faery

Cartographies of desire : captivity, race, and sex in the shaping of an American nation, Rebecca Blevins Faery

Label
Cartographies of desire : captivity, race, and sex in the shaping of an American nation
Title
Cartographies of desire
Title remainder
captivity, race, and sex in the shaping of an American nation
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Blevins Faery
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Cartographies of Desire, Rebecca Faery argues that two recurring literary and cultural figures--the white woman taken captive by Indians and the welcoming Indian maiden--have played a key role in constructing the geographic and ideological maps of the United States. Across contested territory, symbolized by the woman's body, concepts of race and sex have helped shape the evolving American identity. Faery shows that the colonizers' desire for hind fused with tack desire for Native women. Likewise, the effort to "protect" white women from the presumed desire of dark men, Indian and African, became an insistence on the colonists' right to guard territory taken or desired. Using Mary Rowlandson's 1682 captivity narrative and the Pocahontas stories introduced in chronicles of early seventeenth-century Virginia, Faery demonstrates how the two female figures have been invoked and elaborated in numerous texts and settings as America's image of itself has evolved through three centuries. The imaginative sweep of the text presents the reader with a fresh look at the political, racial, and sexual implications of stories about white women captured by Indians and about Indian women captured, colonized, and reinterpreted by Anglo culture. Placing racial and cultural conflict in context, Faery illuminates the origins and evolution of America's subtle but persistent attempts to assert itself as a white nation"--Publisher description
  • Includes material on "two recurring literary and cultural figures--the white woman taken captive by Indians and the welcoming Indian maiden ..."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Faery, Rebecca Blevins
Dewey number
810.9/35297
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS173.I6
LC item number
F34 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rowlandson, Mary White
  • Pocahontas
  • Rowlandson, Mary White
  • Pocahontas
  • American literature
  • Indians in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Indian captivities
  • Indian women in literature
  • Women, White, in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Rowlandson, Mary White, ca 1635-1678, dans la littérature
  • Pocahontas, m. 1617, dans la littérature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Indiens d'Amérique dans la littérature
  • Américains dans la littérature
  • Prisonniers des Indiens d'Amérique
  • Indiennes d'Amérique dans la littérature
  • Blanches dans la littérature
  • Désir dans la littérature
  • Race dans la littérature
  • Sexualité dans la littérature
  • Gefangenschaft
  • Sexualität
  • Rasse
  • Literatur
  • Literatur
  • Literatur
  • Literatur
  • Gewalt
  • Kolonisation
  • Frau
  • Gefangener
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • USA
  • Indianer
Label
Cartographies of desire : captivity, race, and sex in the shaping of an American nation, Rebecca Blevins Faery
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Iowa
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To Lancaster: February 1991 -- Writing captivity -- Race in the theatre of colonialism -- Exploiting captivity -- Reading Rowlandson -- Rereading Rowlandson -- Rewriting captivity -- Leaving Lancaster -- To Gravesend: April 1992 -- Engendering the New World -- Colonizing Pocahontas -- Captivating Pocahontas -- Decolonizing Pocahontas -- Voyaging to Jamestown: October 1993 -- To Pocahontas: June 1995 -- Facing East, facing West -- The romance of light and dark -- The erotics of captive bodies -- Removals -- Red, white, and black -- The Prairie: August 1992
Control code
ocm40510530
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780806131498
Lccn
98054760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780806131498
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40510530
  • (OCoLC)40510530
Label
Cartographies of desire : captivity, race, and sex in the shaping of an American nation, Rebecca Blevins Faery
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Iowa
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To Lancaster: February 1991 -- Writing captivity -- Race in the theatre of colonialism -- Exploiting captivity -- Reading Rowlandson -- Rereading Rowlandson -- Rewriting captivity -- Leaving Lancaster -- To Gravesend: April 1992 -- Engendering the New World -- Colonizing Pocahontas -- Captivating Pocahontas -- Decolonizing Pocahontas -- Voyaging to Jamestown: October 1993 -- To Pocahontas: June 1995 -- Facing East, facing West -- The romance of light and dark -- The erotics of captive bodies -- Removals -- Red, white, and black -- The Prairie: August 1992
Control code
ocm40510530
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 275 pages
Isbn
9780806131498
Lccn
98054760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780806131498
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40510530
  • (OCoLC)40510530

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