NAISA preview

This week the American Indian Studies Center at University of California, Los Angeles and its Southern California co-hosts will welcome NAISA, the largest scholarly organization devoted to Indigenous issues and research. UNP will have new and notable titles on display at booth 212. Below is a sample of what you’ll find.    Indigenous Cities: Urban Indian Fiction and the Histories of Relocation by Laura M. Furlan is a critical study of contemporary American Indian narratives set in urban spaces that reveals how these texts respond to diaspora, dislocation, citizenship, and reclamation. Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations edited by Jacqueline … Continue reading NAISA preview

From the Desk of Robert Woods Sayre: Indigenous Peoples and the Ecological Crisis

The following contribution comes from Robert Woods Sayre, author of Modernity and Its Other: The Encounter with North American Indians in the Eighteenth Century (December 2017). Sayre is a professor emeritus of English and American literature and civilization at the University of … Continue reading From the Desk of Robert Woods Sayre: Indigenous Peoples and the Ecological Crisis

From the Desk of Gregory D. Smithers: The Fragility of American Whiteness

The following contribution comes from Gregory D. Smithers, author of Science, Sexuality, and Race in the United States and Australia, 1780–1940, Revised Edition (Nebraska, 2017). He is an associate professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Fragility of American Whiteness The recent events in … Continue reading From the Desk of Gregory D. Smithers: The Fragility of American Whiteness