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Native American Indian freemasonry and its relation to the performative turn within contemporary American scholarship (2012)
Journal Article
Porter, J. (2013). Native American Indian freemasonry and its relation to the performative turn within contemporary American scholarship. Journal of American Studies, 47(2), (439-458). doi:10.1017/S0021875812000795. ISSN 0021-8758

This article is informed by recent work by the author unearthing the histories of Native American Indian Freemasons from the revolutionary era to the present. Given that performed ritual has always been key to Masonic practice, it was initially suppo... Read More

"Primitive" discourse : aspects of contemporary North American Indian representations of the Irish and of contemporary Irish representations of North American Indians (2008)
Journal Article
Porter, , & Porter, J. (2008). "Primitive" discourse : aspects of contemporary North American Indian representations of the Irish and of contemporary Irish representations of North American Indians. American Studies, 49(3-4), (63-85). doi:10.1353/ams.2010.0020. ISSN 0026-3079

This article contrasts a number of contemporary incidences of Irish representation of and engagement with Native Americans and their history with two Native American novels and their depictions of Ireland and the Irish, LeAnne Howe’s 2001 book Shells... Read More

Land and spirit in native America
Book
Porter, J. Land and spirit in native America. The University of Hull

This monograph for the first time brings indigenous North American history into dialogue with recent work deconstructing key terms within environmental and historical studies such as "wilderness" and "nature".It does so with help from colleagues acro... Read More

Native American freemasonry: associationalism and performance in America
Book
Porter, J. Native American freemasonry: associationalism and performance in America. The University of Hull

Described by Margaret C. Jacobs of UCLA as "A triumph of scholarship", this book applies the new analytical lens of performance to the study of Freemasonry. It also brings a rich set of completely new archival material into scholarly and popular view... Read More