When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty (Paperback)

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When Did Indians Become Straight? explores the complex relationship between contested U.S. notions of normality and shifting forms of Native American governance and self-representation. Examining a wide range of texts (including captivity narratives, fiction, government documents, and anthropological tracts), Mark Rifkin offers a cultural and literary history of the ways Native peoples have been inserted into Euramerican discourses of sexuality and how Native intellectuals have sought to reaffirm their peoples' sovereignty and self-determination.

About the Author


Mark Rifkin is Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is the author of Manifesting America: the Imperial Construction of U.S. National Space and the coeditor of Sexuality, Nationality, Indigeneity: Rethinking the State at the Intersection of Native American and Queer Studies.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780199755462
ISBN-10: 0199755469
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: January 27th, 2011
Pages: 440
Language: English