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Carrying the burden of peace : reimagining Indigenous masculinities through story

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  • Author: McKegney, Sam

    Through rigorous engagement with Indigenous literary art, Carrying the Burden of Peace highlights the decolonial potential of Indigenous masculinities. Can a critical examination of Indigenous masculinities be an honour song--one that celebrates rather than pathologizes; one that seeks diversity and strength; one that overturns heteropatriarchy without centering settler colonialism? Can a critical examination of Indigenous masculinities even be creative, inclusive, erotic? Carrying the Burden of Peace answers affirmatively. Countering the perception that masculinity has been so contaminated as to be irredeemable, the book explores Indigenous literary art for understandings of masculinity that exceed the impoverished inheritance of colonialism. Carrying the Burden of Peace weaves together stories of Indigenous life, love, eroticism, pain, and joy to map the contours of diverse, empowered, and non-dominant Indigenous masculinities. It is from here that a more balanced world may be pursued.

    Original Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan, University of Regina Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 0889777977, 0889777950, 9780889777972, 9780889777958