Fugitive Poses: Native American Indian Scenes of Absence and Presence

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U of Nebraska Press, 2000 - Social Science - 238 pages
Native peoples today are best known through their fugitive poses: textual and graphic depictions steeped in a modernist aesthetic of romantic victimry, tragedy, and nostalgia. In Fugitive Poses Gerald Vizenor argues that such representations celebrate the absence rather than the presence of the Native.

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Vizenor is a professor of American studies and Native American literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Griever: An American Monkey King in China, winner of the American Book Award.

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