Masculindians

University of Manitoba PressSKU: 9780887557620

Author:
McKegney, Sam
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
248
Publisher:
University of Manitoba Press
Copyright Data:
2014

Price:
Sale price$29.95

Description

Masculindians: Conversations About Indigenous Manhood by Sam McKegney is based on his interviews with leading Indigenous artists, critics, activists, and Elders on the subject of Indigenous manhood. In offices, kitchens, and coffee shops, and once in a car driving down the 401, McKegney and his participants tackled crucial questions about masculine self-worth and how to foster balanced and empowered gender relations. Twenty discussions are contained in this volume. These intensely personal accounts speak across generations, geography, and gender boundaries. As varied as their speakers, the discussions range from culture, history, and worldview to gender theory, artistic representations, and activist interventions. They speak of possibility and strength, of beauty and vulnerability. They speak of sensuality, eroticism, and warriorhood, and of the corrosive influence of shame, racism, and violence. Firmly grounding Indigenous continuance in sacred landscapes, interpersonal reciprocity, and relations with other-than-human kin, these conversations honour and embolden the generative potential of healthy Indigenous masculinities. Contributors include: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Taiaiake Alfred, Kim Anderson, Joanne Arnott, Joseph Boyden, Alison Calder, Warren Cariou, Jessica Danforth, Louise Bernice Halfe, Tomson Highway, Brendan Hokowhitu, Terrance Houle, Basil H. Johnson, Daniel Heath Justice, Janice C. Hill Kanonhsyonni, Lee Maracle, Neal McLeod, Daniel David Moses, Gregory Scofield, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Adrian Stimson, Ty P. Kawika Tengan, Thomas Kimeksum Thrasher, and Richard Van Camp. This volume includes a helpful index.

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