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Violence, relation and beauty in Toni Jensen’s “Women in the Fracklands”

In: World Literature Studies, vol. 15, no. 2
Silvia Martínez-Falquina Číslo ORCID


Year, pages: 2023, 101 - 112
Language: eng
Métis. Native American women’s autobiography. MMIW. NoDAPL. Relationality. Resilience. Toni Jensen.
Document type: PDF
About article:
Through a close reading of Métis US writer Toni Jensen’s “Women in the Fracklands”, a standalone chapter in her memoir-in-essays Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land (2020), this article aims at making a culture-specific and narrative-focused contribution to the current theory of resilience. It does so by emphasizing Jensen’s denouncing of violence against Indigenous bodies and lands – particularly women in and around fracking sites – and her articulation of the Indigenous value of relationality as the embodiment of lands, bodies and language. The resulting account of resilience is both individual and communal; simultaneously based on the connection to place and history and focused on the present and the future; affirming sovereignty and becoming a decolonial tool of visibilization and empowerment.
How to cite:
ISO 690:
Martínez-Falquina, S. 2023. Violence, relation and beauty in Toni Jensen’s “Women in the Fracklands”. In World Literature Studies, vol. 15, no.2, pp. 101-112. 1337-9275. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/WLS.2023.15.2.9

Martínez-Falquina, S. (2023). Violence, relation and beauty in Toni Jensen’s “Women in the Fracklands”. World Literature Studies, 15(2), 101-112. 1337-9275. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/WLS.2023.15.2.9
About edition:
Publisher: Ústav svetovej literatúry SAV, v. v. i.
Published: 29. 6. 2023