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dc.contributor.advisorCohen, Robinen_US
dc.contributor.authorCamden, Paul ( )
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-09T21:19:14Z
dc.date.available2011-12-09T21:19:14Z
dc.date.issued2011-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationCamden, P. (2011). Shamanism/Catholicism: Schism and syntheism in selected novels of Louise Erdrich (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2431
dc.description.abstractThe novels of Louise Erdrich portray, at times with aching sorrow and at times with ardent humor, the loss, the suffering, and the adaptation of her Native American characters as they confront extrinsic cultural and political forces and intrinsic emotional and psychological conflicts that threaten to disintegrate their traditional culture. One of the more tenacious threats derives from the influence of Catholicism and its persistent imposition upon the culture of Native Americans, and specifically upon the Chippewa of North Dakota. Therefore, religious syncretism represents a predominant adaptive mechanism that most of Erdrich’s characters express in some form or another, yet few characters suffer the polarizing dissonance of spiritual amalgamation as much as Moses, Agnes DeWitt/Sister Cecilia/Father Damien, Pauline/Leopolda.en_US
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dc.format.extent79 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectShamanism
dc.subjectCatholicism
dc.subjectSyncretismen_US
dc.subject.lcshErdrich, Louise--Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshSyncretism (Religion)en_US
dc.subject.lcshIndians in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshTheism in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshChristianity and other religionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCatholic Churchen_US
dc.subject.lcshShamanismen_US
dc.titleShamanism/Catholicism: Schism and Syntheism in Selected Novels of Louise Erdrichen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRosenberg, Teyaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLochman, Danielen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLiteratureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcosen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
txstate.departmentEnglish
dc.description.departmentEnglish


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