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Reader Response: Pat Mora and James Welch Reader Response: Keith Gilyard and Mourning Dove Inquiry: Rudolfo Anaya and James Baldwin Inquiry: Tomás Rivera and Esmeralda Santiago Cultural Studies: Ishmael Reed and Graciela Limón Cultural Studies: N. Scott Momaday and Russell Leong Critical Pedagogy: Octavia E. Butler and Ruthanne Lum McCunn Critical Pedagogy: Abiodun Oyewole and Lawson Fusao Inada
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Session 1 Cultural Studies: Pat Mora and James Welch - Resources

Reader-Response Theory
Teaching Strategies
Authors and Literary Works
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Additional Resources

Burciaga, Jose A. Spilling the Beans: Loteria Chicana. Santa Barbara, CA: Joshua Odell Editions, 1995.
This collection of journalistic essays focuses on various aspects of Chicano and Mexican culture.

Burciaga, Jose A. Drink Cultura: Chicanismo. Santa Barbara, CA: Joshua Odell Editions, 1993.
This collection of short, humorous essays explores Chicano culture.

Charles, Jim. "Contemporary American Indian Life in The Owl's Song and Smoke Signals (PDF)," English Journal, 2002.
This article on teaching cultural studies looks at works with young-adult Native American protagonists.

Cooper, Karen Coody. "Brave Warrior." Multicultural Perspectives, 5(1), 2003, 38-40.
This brief exploration looks at some of the words applied to Native Americans and examines how the interpretation of the words affect our understanding of Native Americans as fellow humans.

Erdoes, R. and Ortiz, A (eds). American Indian Trickster Tales. New York: Viking, 1988.
Erdoes and Ortiz offer a wide variety of Native American trickster folktales from the United States and Canada.

----. (eds). American Indian Myths and Legends. New York: Pantheon, 1984.
This anthology is a contemporary classic of Native American myth and folklore. Each tale includes a short annotation by the editors.

Francis, Lee. Native Time: A Historical Time Line of Native America. New York: St Martin's Griffin, 1996.
This cross-referenced timeline deals with the history, literature, religion, and politics of Native Americans.

Grobman, Laurie. Teaching at the Crossroads: Cultures and Critical Perspectives in Literature by Women of Color. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 2001.
This book offers strategies for teaching literature by women of color.

Hendry, Judith. "Mining the Sacred Mountain: The Clash Between the Western Dualistic Framework and Native American Religions." Multicultural Perspectives, 5(1), 2003, 3-10.
The article explores some of the central themes in Native American religions and practices and discusses ways in which these beliefs and practices come into conflict with the underlying assumptions of the dominant culture.

Hubbard, Jim (ed). Shooting Back From the Reservation: A Photographic View of Life by Native American Youth. New York: New Press, 1994.
This collection of photographs evolved out of a project that gave Native American adolescents cameras to take interpretive photos of their environment.

Oliver, Eileen. Crossing the Mainstream: Multicultural Perspectives in Teaching Literature. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1994.
This book focuses on curriculum development, teaching strategies, and literary questions for multicultural texts.

Masden, Deborah L (ed). Post-Colonial Literatures: Expanding the Canon. London: Pluto Press, 1999.
This collection of essays explores multicultural American literature from a post-colonial lens.

Susag, D. Roots and Branches: A Resource of Native American
Literature -- Themes, Lessons, and Bibliographies
. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1998.
Provides analytic and pedagogic ideas for teachers of Native American literature.

Willis, Arlette Ingram. Teaching and Using Multicultural Literature in Grades
. Norwood, NJ: Christopher Gordon Publishers, 1998.
This guide to teaching multicultural literature focuses on instruction in high school classrooms.

Vizenor, Gerald. The Trickster of Liberty: Tribal Heirs to a Wild Baronage. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1988.
Vizenor's book is a literary analysis of the trickster figure.


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