Against the Grain

Native Eco-Erotics

What happens at the intersection of ecology, sex, and indigenous studies? What insights might be gleaned, and what ethical imperatives might emerge, when what Melissa Nelson calls eco-erotics is examined in the context of Native culture? In Nelson’s view, we have much to learn from indigenous oral narratives that depict humans marrying non-human beings and even objects.

Joanne Barker, ed., Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Duke University Press, 2017

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