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Beyond White Ethnicity: Developing a Sociological Understanding of Native American Identity Reclamation
     

Beyond White Ethnicity: Developing a Sociological Understanding of Native American Identity Reclamation

by Kathleen J. Fitzgerald
 

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ISBN-10: 0739113933

ISBN-13: 9780739113936

Pub. Date: 11/27/2006

Publisher: Lexington Books

Through qualitative analysis of individuals, Kathleen J. Fitzgerald studies the social construction of racial and ethnic identity in Beyond White Ethnicity. Fitzgerald focuses on Native Americans who, despite a previously unacknowledged and uncelebrated background, are embracing and reclaiming their heritage in their everyday lives. Focusing on the purpose, process,

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Through qualitative analysis of individuals, Kathleen J. Fitzgerald studies the social construction of racial and ethnic identity in Beyond White Ethnicity. Fitzgerald focuses on Native Americans who, despite a previously unacknowledged and uncelebrated background, are embracing and reclaiming their heritage in their everyday lives. Focusing on the purpose, process, and problems of this reclamation, Fitzgerald's research provides an understanding of these issues. She also exposes how institutional power relations are racialized, how race is a social and political construction, and helps us understand larger cultural transformations. This insightful collection of research should be of interest to those who study sociology, anthropology, or cultural studies.

About the Author:
Kathleen J. Fitzgerald is associate professor of sociology at Columbia College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739113936
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
11/27/2006
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction: Contextualizing Native American Racial/Ethnic Identity Reclamation     1
Reclaimer Narratives: Exposing the Duality of Structure in Identity Formation     31
Challenging White Hegemony: Reclaimers and the Culture Wars     73
Reclaimer Practices: Religion, Spirituality, Language, Family, and Food     111
"If It Looks Like a Duck": Physical Appearance and Reclaimer Identity     151
"Wanna-bes" and "Indian Police": The Battle over Authenticity     185
Conclusion: Contextualizing Non-White Racial/Ethnic Identity Reclamation     225
Bibliography     233
Index     243
About the Author     251

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