A Socio-Spatial Critique of Pre-Historic and Pre-Contact Spatial Marginalization of Native American Woman

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Abstract

This paper offers a socio-spatial analysis of Native American normative geographies and Native American woman's spatial positionality within these normative landscapes. The discussion in this study premises on the notion that these normative geographies are ambivalent since they accord a marginalized spatial position to the Native American woman. The study argues that the nomadic tribes brought the Asiatic socio-cultural patterns that paved the way for Native Americans' compromised spatiality. The discussion offers a critique of the ambivalence of the normative geographic structures in the pre-contact era. Hence, the study maintains that by the pre-contact time, Native American nations have developed and expanded into different civilizations with established socio-cultural structures and socio-spatial boundaries. During this period, Native American woman's spatial predicament continued and her spatial suppression has become institutionalized.

Authors

1-Fasih ur Rehman
Lecturer, Department of English, Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak, Karak, KP, Pakistan.

2-Rubab Khalid
MPhil. Scholar, Department of English, Riphah International University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Gohar Munir Mukhi
MPhil. in English, Department of English, The National College of Business Administration and Economics (NCBAE), Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Keywords

Native American Spatiality, Native American Normative Geography, Native American Woman, Spatial Marginalization

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2021(VI-I).17


Page Nos

156-165

Volume & Issue

VI - I

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Published: 03 2021

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