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Title: Identity Issues : Situating the Self in Contemporary Native American Literature
Author: Shaver, Lisa M.
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2008
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The following work is an examination of the way in which Contemporary Native American authors from the United States depict the search for self within their novels. Included in this thesis is an 'Introduction' that examines the development of a sense of identity that is unique to Nat!ve Americans, as well as those factors that shape and in some instances, hinder the development ofsuch a self-perception, such as stereotypes and US government policies. In order to provide a thorough examination of this particular topic, this work examines novels from three Native American authors with varying tribal backgrounds and experiences. These authors include Sherman Alexie, Susan Power and Greg Sarris. As each of these authors has vastly different ties and levels of involvement with their particular Native American heritages, this work is able to examine the differences that arise in the development ofNative self-perceptions when faced with environmental and social variances. In doing so, this work not only highlights the many different forms that Native American self-perceptions take, but also the multiple paths that lead to the development of these identities.
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Qualification Name: Not available Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.495560  DOI: Not available
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