Individuality Incorporated: Indians and the Multicultural Modern

Individuality Incorporated: Indians and the Multicultural Modern

by Joel Pfister
     
 

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.

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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:
03/01/2004
Series:
New Americanists Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Lessons Indians Can Teach American Studies about the Role of Individuality 1

PART ONE

Categorizing and Institutionalizing Indians and Individuals 29

1 Carlisle as Individualizing Factory: Making Indians, Individuals, Workers 31

2 The School of Savagery: “Indian” Formations of Subjectivity and Carlisle 97

PART TWO

Multicultural Modernity Incorporated 133

3 Modernist Multiculturalism: Lawrence, Luhan, and the White Therapeutic Indianizing of “Lost” White Individuality 135

4 Indians Inc.:Collier’s New Deal Diversity Management 185

Afterward: Diversity Incorporated and World Americanization 229

Appendix 1 Notes on Natives and Socialism 253

Appendix 2 A Proposal to Reopen Carlisle 257

Abbreviations in Notes 259

Notes 261

Index 321

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