American Indians and the American Imaginary: Cultural Representation Across the Centuries by Pauline Turner Strong, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
American Indians and the American Imaginary: Cultural Representation Across the Centuries

American Indians and the American Imaginary: Cultural Representation Across the Centuries

by Pauline Turner Strong
     
 

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American Indians and the American Imaginary considers the power of representations of Native Americans in American public culture. The book's wide-ranging case studies move from colonial captivity narratives to modern film, from the camp fire to the sports arena, from legal and scholarly texts to tribally-controlled museums and cultural centres. The author's

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American Indians and the American Imaginary considers the power of representations of Native Americans in American public culture. The book's wide-ranging case studies move from colonial captivity narratives to modern film, from the camp fire to the sports arena, from legal and scholarly texts to tribally-controlled museums and cultural centres. The author's ethnographic approach to what she calls "representational practices" focus on the emergence, use, and transformation of representations in the course of social life. Central themes include identity and otherness, indigenous cultural politics, and cultural memory, property, performance, citizenship and transformation. American Indians and the American Imaginary will interest general readers as well as scholars and students in anthropology, history, literature, education, cultural studies, gender studies, American Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies. It is essential reading for those interested in the processes through which national, tribal, and indigenous identities have been imagined, contested, and refigured.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612050485
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Pauline Turner Strong is an associate professor of anthropology and gender studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she also directs the Humanities Institute. She is the author of Captive Selves, Captivating Others: The Politics and Poetics of Colonial American Captivity Narratives and the coeditor of New Perspectives on Native North America: Cultures, Histories, and Representations.

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