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Captive Selves, Captivating Others : The Politics And Poetics Of Colonial American Captivity Narratives - Pauline Turner Strong

Captive Selves, Captivating Others

The Politics And Poetics Of Colonial American Captivity Narratives

Paperback Published: 15th December 2000
ISBN: 9780813316666
Number Of Pages: 261

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This book reexamines the Anglo-American literary genre known as the “Indian captivity narrative” in the context of the complex historical practice of captivity across cultural borders in colonial North America. This detailed and nuanced study of the relationship between practice and representation on the one hand, and identity and alterity on the other. It is an important contribution to cultural studies, American studies, Native American studies, women’s studies, and historical anthropology.

List of Maps and Figuresp. ix
Chronology of Events, 1576-1776p. xi
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
A Note on the Textp. xvii
Introduction: Captivity As Convergent Practice and Selective Traditionp. 1
Identity, Alterity, and the Process of Typificationp. 3
Scholarly Traditions of Captivityp. 9
The Politics and Poetics of Captivity: An Overviewp. 13
Notesp. 15
Indian Captives, English Captors, 1576-1622p. 19
European Devourers and Their Preyp. 20
Kidnapping Tokens and Informants: Frobisher's Inuit Captivesp. 23
Capturing Allies and Enemies: Tisquantum, Alias Squantop. 32
Notesp. 37
Captivity and Hostage-Exchange in Powhatan's Domain, 1607-1624p. 43
A Christian for a Savage: The Middle Ground of Hostage-Exchangep. 43
The Captivity and Transformation of John Smithp. 48
The Captivity and Typification of Pocahontasp. 63
Captivity, Conquest, and Resistancep. 70
Notesp. 71
The Politics and Poetics of Captivity in New England, 1620-1682p. 77
Indigenous and Convergent Captivity Practicesp. 78
Metacom's War, Wetamo's Grievances, and the Captivity of Mary Rowlandsonp. 83
Wilderness Trials: A Gentlewoman's Conversion Narrativep. 96
Captivity, Servitude, and Authorityp. 103
Notesp. 106
Seduction, Redemption, and the Typification of Captivity, 1675-1707p. 115
To Live Like Heathen: The Two Hannahsp. 118
Texts Written in Blood: Cotton Mather and the Production of Meaningp. 128
Redeemed and Unredeemed Captives: John and Eunice Williamsp. 135
Typification, Subordination, and the Limits of Hegemonyp. 143
Notesp. 145
Captive Ethnographers, 1699-1736p. 151
Shared Substance, Shared Light: The Dickinson and Hanson Narrativesp. 152
Manners and Customs: The Transculturated Captivep. 166
Notesp. 172
Captivity and Colonial Structures of Feeling, 1744-1776p. 177
Providence and Sentiment in the Mid-Eighteenth Centuryp. 178
Horrifying Matters of Fact: The Production of Savagery and Heroismp. 192
Conclusion: The Selective Tradition of Captivityp. 200
Notesp. 206
Bibliography of British and British Colonial Captivity Narratives, 1682-1776p. 211
Referencesp. 219
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780813316666
ISBN-10: 0813316669
Series: Institutional Structures of Feeling
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 261
Published: 15th December 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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