Captured by Texts: Puritan to Postmodern Images of Indian Captivity (Studies in Religion and Culture)

Captured by Texts: Puritan to Postmodern Images of Indian Captivity (Studies in Religion and Culture)

By: Gary L. Ebersole (author)Paperback

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How has the American Indian captivity narrative been used to explain the human condition? How does it serve to interpret the meaning of pain and suffering, gender, and the primitive-civilized dichotomy? In Captured by Texts, Gary L. Ebersole explores these questions, showing that our fictional interpretation of captivity can construct a world of meaning that liberates us in the face of adversity, pain, and loss of identity.

About Author

Gary L. Ebersole is Associate Professor of the History of Religions at the Divinity School, University of Chicago. He is the author of Ritual Poetry and the Politics of Death in Early Japan.

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  • ISBN13: 9780813916071
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780813916071
  • ISBN10: 0813916070

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