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The Resource Colonial mediascapes : sensory worlds of the early Americas, edited and with an introduction by Matt Cohen and Jeffrey Glover ; foreword by Paul Chaat Smith

Colonial mediascapes : sensory worlds of the early Americas, edited and with an introduction by Matt Cohen and Jeffrey Glover ; foreword by Paul Chaat Smith

Label
Colonial mediascapes : sensory worlds of the early Americas
Title
Colonial mediascapes
Title remainder
sensory worlds of the early Americas
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Matt Cohen and Jeffrey Glover ; foreword by Paul Chaat Smith
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In colonial North and South America, print was only one way of communicating. Information in various forms flowed across the boundaries between indigenous groups and early imperial settlements. Natives and newcomers made speeches, exchanged gifts, invented gestures, and inscribed their intentions on paper, bark, skins, and many other kinds of surfaces. No one method of conveying meaning was privileged, and written texts often relied on nonwritten modes of communication. Colonial Mediascapes examines how textual and nontextual literatures interacted in colonial North and South America. Extending the textual foundations of early American literary history, the editors bring a wide range of media to the attention of scholars and show how struggles over modes of communication intersected with conflicts over religion, politics, race, and gender. This collection of essays by major historians, anthropologists, and literary scholars demonstrates that the European settlement of the Americas and European interaction with Native peoples were shaped just as much by communication challenges as by traditional concerns such as religion, economics, and resources."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cohen, Matt
  • Glover, Jeffrey
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Indians of South America
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • Communication
  • Literacy
  • Books and reading
  • Oral tradition
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Spain
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Books and reading
  • British colonies
  • Communication
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • Indians of North America
  • Literacy
  • Oral tradition
  • Spanish colonies
  • America
  • United States
Label
Colonial mediascapes : sensory worlds of the early Americas, edited and with an introduction by Matt Cohen and Jeffrey Glover ; foreword by Paul Chaat Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dead metaphor or working model? : "the book" in Native America / Germaine Warkentin -- Early Americanist grammatology : definitions of writing and literacy / Andrew Newman -- Indigenous histories and archival media in early modern Great Lakes / Heidi Bohaker -- The manuscript, the quipu, and the early American book : Don Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala's Nueva Corónica y Buen Gobierno / Birgit Brander Rasmussen -- Semiotics, aesthetics, and the Quecha concept of Quilca / Galen Brokaw -- "Take my scalp, please!" : colonial mimesis and the French origins of the Mississippi tall tale / Gordon M. Sayre -- Brave new worlds : the first century of Indian-English encounters / Peter Charles Hoffer -- Howls, snarls, and musket shots : saying "this is mine" in colonial New England / Jon Coleman -- Hearing wampum : the senses, mediation, and the limits of analogy / Richard Cullen Rath -- Writing as "khipu" : Titu Cusi Yupanqui's account of the conquest of Peru / Ralph Bauer -- Christian Indians at war : evangelism and military communication in the Anglo-French-Native borderlands / Jeffrey Glover -- The Algonquian word and the spirit of divine truth : John Eliot's Indian library and the Atlantic quest for a universal language / Sarah Rivett
Control code
ocn871258208
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 438 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803254404
Lccn
2013035773
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d9jrpp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871258208
Label
Colonial mediascapes : sensory worlds of the early Americas, edited and with an introduction by Matt Cohen and Jeffrey Glover ; foreword by Paul Chaat Smith
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dead metaphor or working model? : "the book" in Native America / Germaine Warkentin -- Early Americanist grammatology : definitions of writing and literacy / Andrew Newman -- Indigenous histories and archival media in early modern Great Lakes / Heidi Bohaker -- The manuscript, the quipu, and the early American book : Don Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala's Nueva Corónica y Buen Gobierno / Birgit Brander Rasmussen -- Semiotics, aesthetics, and the Quecha concept of Quilca / Galen Brokaw -- "Take my scalp, please!" : colonial mimesis and the French origins of the Mississippi tall tale / Gordon M. Sayre -- Brave new worlds : the first century of Indian-English encounters / Peter Charles Hoffer -- Howls, snarls, and musket shots : saying "this is mine" in colonial New England / Jon Coleman -- Hearing wampum : the senses, mediation, and the limits of analogy / Richard Cullen Rath -- Writing as "khipu" : Titu Cusi Yupanqui's account of the conquest of Peru / Ralph Bauer -- Christian Indians at war : evangelism and military communication in the Anglo-French-Native borderlands / Jeffrey Glover -- The Algonquian word and the spirit of divine truth : John Eliot's Indian library and the Atlantic quest for a universal language / Sarah Rivett
Control code
ocn871258208
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 438 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803254404
Lccn
2013035773
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d9jrpp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871258208

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