Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory

Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory Author Qwo-Li Driskill
ISBN-10 0816530483
ISBN-13 9780816530489
Year 2016-04-07
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher University of Arizona Press
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In Cherokee Asegi udanto refers to people who either fall outside of mens and womens roles or who mix mens and womens roles Asegi which translates as strange is also used by some Cherokees as a term similar to queer For author Qwo Li Driskill asegi provides a means by which to reread Cherokee history in order to listen for those stories rendered strange by colonial heteropatriarchy As the first full length work of scholarship to develop a tribally specific Indigenous Queer or Two Spirit critique Asegi Stories examines gender and sexuality in Cherokee cultural memory how they shape the present and how they can influence the future The theoretical and methodological underpinnings of Asegi Stories derive from activist artistic and intellectual genealogies referred to as dissent lines by Maori scholar Linda Tuhiwai Smith Driskill intertwines Cherokee and other Indigenous traditions women of color feminisms grassroots activisms queer and Trans studies and politics rhetoric Native studies and decolonial politics Drawing from oral histories and archival documents in order to articulate Cherokee centered Two Spirit critiques Driskill contributes to the larger intertribal movements for social justice

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Asegi Stories

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ISBN-10 9780816530489
Release 2016-04-07
Pages 223

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