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The Resource A mind spread out on the ground, Alicia Elliott

A mind spread out on the ground, Alicia Elliott

Label
A mind spread out on the ground
Title
A mind spread out on the ground
Statement of responsibility
Alicia Elliott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A bold and profound work by Haudenosaunee writer Alicia Elliott, A Mind Spread Out on the Ground is a personal and critical meditation on trauma, legacy, oppression and racism in North America. In an urgent and visceral work that asks essential questions about Native people in North America while drawing on intimate details of her own life and experience with intergenerational trauma, Alicia Elliott offers indispensable insight and understanding to the ongoing legacy of colonialism. What are the links between depression, colonialism and loss of language--both figurative and literal? How does white privilege operate in different contexts? How do we navigate the painful contours of mental illness in loved ones without turning them into their sickness? How does colonialism operate on the level of literary criticism? A Mind Spread Out on the Ground is Alicia Elliott's attempt to answer these questions and more. In the process, she engages with such wide-ranging topics as race, parenthood, sexuality, love, mental illness, poverty, sexual assault, gentrification, writing and representation. Elliott makes connections both large and small between the past and present, the personal and political--from overcoming a years-long history with head lice to the way Native writers are treated within the Canadian literary industry; her unplanned teenage pregnancy to the history of dark matter and how it relates to racism in the court system; her childhood diet of Kraft dinner to how systematic oppression is linked to depression in Native communities. With deep consideration and searing prose, Elliott extends far beyond her own experiences to provide a candid look at our past, an illuminating portrait of our present and a powerful tool for a better future
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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Elliott, Alicia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Indigenous peoples
  • Colonization
  • Racism
  • Canada
Label
A mind spread out on the ground, Alicia Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Call # 971.00497
Control code
000045302155
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780385692380
Label
A mind spread out on the ground, Alicia Elliott
Publication
Note
Call # 971.00497
Control code
000045302155
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780385692380

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