Speaking for the People

Native Writing and the Question of Political Form

Speaking for the People

Book Pages: 344 Illustrations: Published: September 2021

Author: Mark Rifkin


“Mark Rifkin examines important nineteenth-century Native literary figures' engagement with settler publics by laying out a nuanced introspection of their ‘portraits of peoplehood’ during tumultuous contexts and the costs of such representativity that foster tension in the present day. He resituates the discussion of recognition to this earlier period in order to detour from a settler stronghold on political definitions still used to impact the daily life of Indigenous peoples. Delving deep into the political spheres of violence and the nuanced political forms of Indigenous life that emerge, Rifkin gives us further grounds to explore the foundations and formations of slippery recognition politics.” — Mishuana Goeman, Professor of Gender Studies and American Indian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles


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Paper ISBN: 978-1-4780-1433-1 / Cloth ISBN: 978-1-4780-1341-9