Discursive Discriminations in the Representation of Western Mono and Yokuts Stories: Confronting Narrative Inequality and Listening to Indigenous Voices in Central California

  title={Discursive Discriminations in the Representation of Western Mono and Yokuts Stories: Confronting Narrative Inequality and Listening to Indigenous Voices in Central California},
  author={Paul V. Kroskrity},
  journal={Journal of Folklore Research},
  pages={145 - 174}
This article focuses on academic representations of Western Mono and Yokuts traditional narratives by exploring examples of what Dell Hymes described as "narrative inequality." Further developing a notion of "discursive discrimination," I demonstrate that the erasure and marginalization of indigenous narrative traditions was, in part, caused by the hegemonic blending of aesthetic and political economic criteria. But recent theoretical developments in ethnopoetics, critical literacy, language… 
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