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

Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]

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Physical description 1 online resource (xiv, 438 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 CorĂ³nica 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.
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.
Other author Cohen, Matt, 1970- editor, author.
Glover, Jeffrey, editor, author.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Indians of North America -- Communication.
Indians of Mexico -- Communication.
Indians of South America -- Communication.
First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners -- America -- History -- 17th century.
Communication -- America -- History -- 17th century.
Literacy -- America -- History -- 17th century.
Books and reading -- America -- History -- 17th century.
Oral tradition -- America -- History -- 17th century.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America.
Spain -- Colonies -- America.
Electronic books.
History.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
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