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Author Baudemann, Kristina, author.

Title The future imaginary in indigenous North American arts and literatures / Kristina Baudemann
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
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Description 1 online resource (237 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge research in transnational indigenous perspectives
Routledge research in transnational indigenous perspectives.
Contents Introduction: "turning our backs on Mars" -- futures seen through the window of an indigenous starship -- Futureanalysis: toward a critical paradigm -- Apocryphal futures: indegenous and other archives -- Part I: (Un)writing the future: textual imaginaries -- Apocalypse and the archive in Gerald Vizenor's Future World novels -- Textuality and futurity in Stephen Graham Jones's The fast red road, The bird is gone, and Ledfeather -- Part II; (Dis)Simulating the future: imaginaries in cyberspace -- The future is technological: virtual archives in Skawennati's Timetraveller -- The future is soverign: post-American imaginaries in 2167 -- The future is female: Skawennati's She falls for ages and The peacemaker returns -- Conclusion: the future as a strategy
Summary "This book examines the future in Indigenous North American speculative literature and digital arts. Asking how different Indigenous works imagine the future and how they negotiate settler colonial visions of what is to come, the chapters illustrate that the future is not an immutable entity but a malleable textual/digital product that can function as both a colonial tool and a catalyst for decolonization. Central to this study is the development of a methodology that helps unearth the signifying structures producing the future in selected works by Darcie Little Badger, Gerald Vizenor, Stephen Graham Jones, Skawennati, Danis Goulet, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Postcommodity, Kite, Jeff Barnaby, and Ryan Singer. Drawing on Jason Lewis's 'future imaginary' as the theoretical core, the book describes the various forms of textual representation and virtual simulation through which notions of Indigenous continuation are expressed in literary and new media works. Arguing that Indigenous authors and artists apply the aesthetics of the future as a strategy in their works, the volume conceptualizes its multimedia corpus as a continuously growing archive of, and for, Indigenous futures"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 05, 2022)
Subject American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Canadian fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Indian art -- North America.
Indian arts -- Canada -- 21st century
Indian arts -- United States -- 21st century
Science fiction, American -- Indian authors -- History and criticism
Science fiction, Canadian -- Indian authors -- History and criticism
Indian art.
Indian arts.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021043335
ISBN 1000529886