CFP: The Cult of Domesticity and Indigenous Women (1/15/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

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Patricia Ploesch
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We are seeking papers for a proposed panel on The Cult of Domesticity
and Indigenous Women, to be submitted for consideration to the 2006
American Studies Association conference. We are interested in
considering how the cult of domesticity, as it is theoretically mapped
out by such authors as Ann Douglas, Lora Romero, Devon Mihesuah, K.
Tsianina Lomawaima, and Susan Tompkins, resonates specifically in
Indigenous women's narratives. We are interested in a complex
conversation about the multivalent negotiations Indigenous women have
and continue to make with the cult of domesticity. How does the cult
of domesticity for Indigenous women resonate similarly with and
differently from other communities of women? How does the cult of
domesticity resonate differently within and between Indigenous
communities? To what extent, as argued by Mihesuah and Lomawaima, do
Indigenous women embrace rather than reject the cult of domesticity?
In what ways did the Allotment Acts alter and reify the cult of
domesticity for Indigenous women? Topics can include work on written
and/or oral narratives, as well as visual culture.

Please send a 300 word abstract and CV by January 15th to Patricia
Ploesch at

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