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978-1-4985-1004-2 • Hardback • November 2015 • $108.00 • (£83.00)
978-1-4985-1006-6 • Paperback • July 2017 • $50.99 • (£39.00)
978-1-4985-1005-9 • eBook • November 2015 • $45.50 • (£35.00)
Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez is Caterpillar Inc. Professor of English at Bradley University.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Women Ethnographers, Relational Science, and Native American Women Storytellers ?
Chapter 2: Franc Johnson Newcomb’s Navajo Ethnography of Ahson Tsosie in Hosteen Klah
Chapter 3: The Interwoven Stories of Maria Chona and Ruth M. Underhill: The Autobiography of a Papago Woman
Chapter 4: “I’m going to tell you a story”: Mountain Wolf Woman and Transitional Ethnographic Relations
Chapter 5: The Convergence of Life and Myth as Testimonio in Julie Cruikshank’s Life Lived Like a Story
Chapter 6: Mrs. Angela Sidney’s Stories about the Gold Rush Years and their Colonizing Effects on the First Nations People of the Yukon
Chapter 7: Indigenous Origination in Bighorse the Warrior by Tiana Bighorse and Noël Bennett
Epilogue: The Value of Women’s Relational Ethnographic Practice: Epistemology, Methodology, and Pedagogy
About the Author
This interesting book focuses on the collaborative work between two sets of women: Native American storytellers and the ethnographers/editors with whom they worked in order to record their and their families’ life experiences. . . .Brill de Ramírez offers an account of increasing authorial control and recognition for indigenous women storytellers. . . . Women Ethnographers and Native Women Storytellers: Relational Science, Ethnographic Collaboration, and Tribal Community offers new insights into the various shapes and dynamics of collaborative, experience-centered scholarship. The volume may have particular value for studies of women’s literature not only because the authors and subjects (except for Gus Bighorse) are women but also because Brill de Ramírez frames her subject as ‘women’s relational ethnographic practice’ (p. 173). . . .Brill de Ramírez celebrates biographical and autobiographical literature that emerges from and directs itself toward indigenous families, communities, and storytelling traditions, while also speaking to a broader readership. With its focus on complexities of collaboration, translation, and representation, this book makes a worthwhile contribution to the study of indigenous women’s literature.
— Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature