Captive Selves, Captivating Others: The Politics and Poetics of Colonial American Captivity Narratives

Synopsis

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 & nuanced study of the relationship between practice & representation on the one hand & identity & alterity on the other is an important contribution to cultural studies, American studies, Native American studies, women's studies, & historical anthropology.