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From Coyote to Food: The Transmergent Materiality Embedded in Southwestern Pueblo Literature

Abstract The coyote of the natural world is an anthropomorphic figure that occupies many places within Southwestern Pueblo cultures in oral traditions as well as the natural environs. The modern-day coyote is a marginalized occupant of Southwestern milieu portrayed as an iconic character found in cartooned animations or conceptualized as a shadowed symbol of a doglike creature howling in front of a rising full moon. Coyote is also a label given to a person who transports undocumented immigrants across the United States–Mexico border. This wild dog is known as coyote, Coyote, Canis latrans, tsócki (Keresan for coyote), trickster, Wylie Coyote, and coywolf. When the biology, history, accounts, myths, and cultural constructs are placed together within ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Masek, Paris R (Author) / Ortiz, Simon J (Advisor) / Broglio, Ron (Committee member) / Blasingame, James (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / Environmental philosophy / Food science / Animal Studies / Food Systems / Indigenous Orality / Post Humanism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 109 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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