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Professor Joy Porter


Treatied spaces: North American indigenous treaties in global context (2019)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (in press). Treatied spaces: North American indigenous treaties in global context. In Companion to Indigenous Global HistoryTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

In 1928, the librarian and scholar Lawrence C. Wroth wrote of how he wished he had been poured “the strong wine” of Indian Treaties as a student instead of the “invincible mediocrity” of the duller literature on the colonial period. This chapter shou... Read More about Treatied spaces: North American indigenous treaties in global context.

Native America: A New Narrative (2019)
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Porter, J. (2019). Native America: A New Narrative

David Treuer’s new book reaches the reader garlanded in praise from the world’s most revered arbiters of taste. It is a New York Times bestseller; the paper admires the way it ‘suggests the need for soul-searching’. Vanity Fair likes its ‘hopeful vis... Read More about Native America: A New Narrative.

The power of metaphorical language in treaty diplomacy (2019)
Report
Hatton, H., & Porter, J. The power of metaphorical language in treaty diplomacy. UNESCO

Submitted to UNESCO World Report of Languages 2019 https://en.unesco.org/feedback/call-research-papers-within-context-2019-international-year-indigenous-languages

The horror genre and aspects of Native American Indian literature (2018)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (2018). The horror genre and aspects of Native American Indian literature. In K. Corstorphine, & L. Kremmel (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature, 45-60. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97406-4_4

Porter offers a fascinating exploration of the limitations of genre in relation to certain horror literature produced by authors who identify as American Indian. She explores the horror genre as a context within which the Native dispossession foundat... Read More about The horror genre and aspects of Native American Indian literature.

The Story of Native North America (2017)
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Porter, J. (2017). The Story of Native North America

https://www.historytoday.com/reviews/story-native-north-america

Progressivism and Native Identities (2014)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (2014). Progressivism and Native Identities. In G. D. Smithers, & B. N. Newman (Eds.), Native diasporas: Indigenous identities and settler colonialism in the Americas, 273-296. University of Nebraska Press

Progressivism and Native American Self-Expression in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth century (2014)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (2014). Progressivism and Native American Self-Expression in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth century. In G. D. Smithers, & B. N. Newman (Eds.), Native Diasporas: Indigenous Identities and Setller Colonialism in North America, 273-296. The University of Nebraska Press

This book chapter opens a broad and rewarding analytical window into late nineteenth and early twentieth century identity struggles by introducing the idea of equalling Native American Indian persistence with Native American Indian resistence.

Native American environmentalism: Land, spirit and the idea of wilderness (2014)
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Porter, J. (2014). Native American environmentalism: Land, spirit and the idea of wilderness. Lincoln, Nebraska, USA: Bison books

"In Native American Environmentalism the history of indigenous peoples in North America is brought into dialogue with key environmental terms such as "wilderness" and "nature." The conflict between Christian environmentalist thinking and indigenous v... Read More about Native American environmentalism: Land, spirit and the idea of wilderness.

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. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021875812000795

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 about Native American Indian freemasonry and its relation to the performative turn within contemporary American scholarship.

Introduction to Dee Brown's "Folktales of the Native American" (2012)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (2012). Introduction to Dee Brown's "Folktales of the Native American". In Folktales of the Native AmericanFolio Society

An up to the minute introduction to one of the great classics of American ethnography reissued and beautifully illustrated by the Folio Society.

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