Individuality Incorporated: Indians and the Multicultural Modern

Individuality Incorporated: Indians and the Multicultural Modern

by Joel Pfister
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822332922

ISBN-13: 9780822332923

Pub. Date: 02/16/2004

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Explores the drive of whites to "individualize" Indians -- showing them how they should pursue happiness, find the meaning of life and how they should labor.

Overview

Explores the drive of whites to "individualize" Indians -- showing them how they should pursue happiness, find the meaning of life and how they should labor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822332923
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
02/16/2004
Series:
New Americanists
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: Lessons Indians Can Teach American Studies about the Rule of Individuality1
Part 1Categorizing and Institutionalizing Indians and Individuals29
1Carlisle as Individualizing Factory: Making Indians, Individuals, Workers31
Digesting "Indians": Assimilation as Individualizing41
Possessive and Domestic Individualizing: Treason to the Tribe49
Complexity, Critical Thinking, and Performance at Carlisle66
Pratt's Carlisle (1879-1904): Class, Race, Warfare78
Carlisle, Consumer Culture, and Loaded Cultural Relativism (1904-1918)85
Education for What?93
2The School of Savagery: "Indian" Formations of Subjectivity and Carlisle97
Literary Indianizing: Discourses of Native Cultural Subjectivity98
Parodying Parroting: Faking Individual and Indian120
Part 2Multicultural Modernity Incorporated133
3Modernist Multiculturalism: Lawrence, Luhan, and the White Therapeutic Indianizing of "Lost" White Individuality135
Toward Therapeutic Imperialism: Garland and the Modernizing of Digestion Management142
White Therapeutic Primitivism and the Indian Business: Environmental, Soulful, and Literary "Indians"145
Giving Them the Business: "Indians" in the Therapeutic and Modernist Marketplace152
Rhythmic Ethnomodernism: Luhan, Lawrence, Austin, and the Fantasy of Individualized Liberation in Tribal Scenes166
"Indians" in the Bloodstream: The Politics of Lawrence's Psychological Critique of American Individualizing177
4Indians Inc.: Collier's New Deal Diversity Management185
Collier's Saviourism: Radical Polemicist against Individualizing189
Anti-Imperial Romanticism: Collier as Social Theorist of "Indians"192
Imperial Self-Government: Reorganizing "Indians"199
Detours from the Therapeutic: La Farge's and McNickle's Fictions211
Taos, Collier, and the Multicultural Containment of Critique220
Afterword: Diversity Incorporated and World Americanization229
Appendix 1Notes on Natives and Socialism253
Appendix 2A Proposal to Reopen Carlisle257
Abbreviations in Notes259
Notes261
Index321

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