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Masculindians: Conversations about Indigenous Manhood

Category: Book
Interviewee: Alfred, Taiaiake
Interviewee: Boyden, Joseph
Cover Design Or Artwork By: Claxton, Dana
Interviewee: Halfe, Louise Bernice
Interviewee: Highway, Tomson
Interviewee: Johnston, Basil H.
Interviewee: Maracle, Lee
Edited By: McKegney, Sam
Interviewee: Moses, Daniel David
Interviewee: Sinclair, Niigaanwewidam James
Subject:  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
Published: February 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 9.00in x 8.50in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*What does it mean to be an Indigenous man today? Between October 2010 and May 2013, Sam McKegney conducted 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. Masculindians captures twenty of these conversations in a volume that is intensely personal, yet speaks across generations, geography, and gender boundaries. As varied as their speakers, the discussions range from culture, history, and world view 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.
From The Publisher*Inspiring interviews with leading writers and activists on the past, present, and future of Indigenous masculinity.
Review Quote*"McKegney interviews male and female educators, artists (including writers such Joseph Boyden, Lee Maracle and Tomson Highway), scholars, social workers, elders, and others who attest to the myriad conceptions of indigenous manhood that range from the affirmingly spiritual to the purposefully vulnerable. [...] Many a fascinating discussion about modern indigenous identities."
Review Quote*"Masculindians is not a book about tragic masculinities. Rather, the contributors share compelling stories of beautiful and healthy masculinities disrupted by colonization. Their stories speak of resilience and resistance and resurgence."
Biographical NoteSam McKegney is the author of Magic Weapons: Aboriginal Writers Remaking Community After Residential School and numerous articles on Indigenous and Canadian literatures. He is an associate professor of English and Cultural Studies at Queen? University.