By Melanie Taylor, Jon Smith, Riché Richardson
In Reconstructing the local South, Melanie Benson Taylor examines the various physique of local American literature within the modern U.S. South―literature written by means of the descendants of tribes who refrained from removing and feature maintained ties with their southeastern homelands. In so doing Taylor advances a provocative, even counterintuitive declare: that the U.S. South and its local American survivors have way more in universal than mere geographical proximity. either cultures have lengthy been haunted through separate histories of loss and nostalgia, Taylor contends, and the moments while these studies converge in specific and startling methods haven't begun to be investigated by means of students. those convergences frequently endure the scars of protracted colonial antagonism, appropriation, and segregation, they usually proportion preoccupations with land, sovereignty, culture, dispossession, subjugation, purity, and violence.
Taylor poses tough questions during this paintings. within the aftermath of removing and colonial devastation, what remains―for local and non-Native southerners―to be recovered? Is it appropriate to spot an Indian “lost cause”? Is a deep experience of hybridity and intercultural association the one coherent method ahead, either for the hot South and for its oldest population? And in those newly entangled, postcolonial environments, has international capitalism emerged because the new enemy for the twenty-first century? Reconstructing the local South is a compellingly unique paintings that contributes to conversations in local American, southern, and transnational American studies.
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