The paperback of the the sacred hoop: recovering the feminine in american indian traditions by paula gunn allen at barnes & noble free shipping on $25. Paula gunn allen facts: as a scholar and literary critic, paula gunn allen (born 1939) has worked to encourage the publication of native american literature and to educate others about its themes, contexts, and structures. The sacred hoop by paula gunn allen was perched on my desk as i was preparing to write this review, when one of my graduate students stopped in to get my signature on a form on seeing the book, she exclaimed, i love that book i use it all the time then she added, a friend gave it to me.
Excerpts from paula gunn allen's essay, when women throw down bundles: strong women make strong nations, printed in her book, the sacred hoop: recovering the feminine in american indian. Essay on the importance of women in the colonial world length: 1866 words the sacred hoop, by paula gunn allen, page 3 of introduction  the sacred hoop, by. The sacred hoop : recovering the feminine in american indian traditions interviews with or essays on paula gunn allen's work allen, paula gunn (1939. In her book the sacred hoop paula gunn allen makes a rather bold statement about the position of women in american indian cultures: she argues that traditional [american indian] tribal lifestyles are more often gynocratic [ie governed by women] than not, and they are never patriarchal (allen 2) other scholars have refuted aspects of this.
Paula gunn allen's the sacred hoop is a landmark work both in american indian studies and in literary theory allen posits, with ample documentation from the written and oral histories of white. Paula gunn allen paula gunn allen critical essays and course designs (native american studies) 1986 the sacred hoop: recovering the feminine in american. With her 1986 book, the sacred hoop: recovering the feminine in american indian traditions, allen broke new ground again, countering the stereotypical view of native american women with provocative essays examining female deities, the honored place of lesbians and the importance of mothers and grandmothers to indian identity.
Paula gunn allen, born in 1939 in new mexico, was the daughter of a lebanese-american man and a laguna-sioux-scotch woman she once described herself as a multicultural event. Sacred hoop rev92 pa txt,recovering the feminine in american indian traditions,the sacred hoop,978-080704617-3,paperback, text,native american,allen, paula gunn. By betty booth donohue by carla mulford ----- 6 june 2008 for those who may not have heard, paula gunn allen died may 30th and i am.
9780807046173 - the sacred hoop: recovering the feminine in american indian traditions by paula gunn allen isbn 10 collection of 17 essays most of which were. The sacred hoop by: paula gunn allen provides a deep and insightful look into the reality of the world that is american indian the feminine traditions discussed within this book show the fall of traditional sacred feminine beliefs into the modern patriarchal dominance which prevails today. The sacred hoop by paula gunn allen, 2004, beacon press edition, in english - 1st digital-print ed 2004.
The sacred hoop: recovering the feminine in american indian traditions by paula gunn allen (review) wayne ude western american literature, volume 25, number 3, fall 1990, pp 270-271. Please click button to get the sacred hoop paula gunn allen language and beyond this groundbreaking collection of seventeen essays investigates and celebrates. Paula gunn allen, of laguna, sioux and lebanese descent, is a literary critic, poet, and novelist, and a noted scholar of native american literatureduring a long and distinguished academic career, she edited numerous seminal texts including the sacred hoop: recovering the feminine in native american traditions (1986) and spider woman's granddaughters (1990) as well as works on poetry and.