Acts of Rebellion: The Ward Churchill Reader

Acts of Rebellion: The Ward Churchill Reader

by Ward Churchill
     
 

Ward Churchill is one of the most vocal, incisive, and respected writers on American Indian issues. Acts of Rebellion brings together his most important writings on indigenism from the past two decades, covering basic American Indian concerns from land issues to the American Indian Movement, from government repression to their history of genocide. Churchill also… See more details below

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Ward Churchill is one of the most vocal, incisive, and respected writers on American Indian issues. Acts of Rebellion brings together his most important writings on indigenism from the past two decades, covering basic American Indian concerns from land issues to the American Indian Movement, from government repression to their history of genocide. Churchill also skillfully dissects problematic depictions of Indians in American culture, including Columbus Day, Dances with Wolves, and the Washington Redskins. A must-read for all those interested in the truth about American history, Acts of Rebellion also covers the legal inconsistencies the government has developed to deal with American Indians, radical Indian ideologies, past and present struggles for land and rights, and political and cultural resistance and repression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415931557
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Acts of Rebellion: Notes on the Interaction of History and Justice
1"The Law Stood Squarely on Its Head:" U.S. Doctrine, Indigenous Self-Determination, and the Question of World Order3
2The Nullification of Native America? An Analysis of the 1990 American Indian Arts and Crafts Act23
3Confronting Columbus Day: An Argument Based in International Law43
4The Earth Is Our Mother: Struggles for American Indian Land and Liberation in the Contemporary United States65
5A Breach of Trust: The Radioactive Colonization of Native North America111
6Like Sand in the Wind: The Making of an American Indian Diaspora in the United States141
7The Bloody Wake of Alcatraz: Repression of the American Indian Movement during the 1970s163
8Fantasies of the Master Race: The Cinematic Colonization of American Indians185
9Let's Spread the "Fun" Around: The Issue of Sports Team Names and Mascots219
10Indians 'R' Us: Reflections on the "Men's Movement"223
11False Promises: An Indigenist Examination of Marxist Theory and Practice247
12The New Face of Liberation: Indigenous Rebellion, State Repression, and the Reality of the Fourth World263
13I Am Indigenist: Notes on the Ideology of the Fourth World275
Permissions/Acknowledgments301
Notes303
Index449

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