Playing Ourselves / Edition 1

Playing Ourselves / Edition 1

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by Laura Peers
     
 

ISBN-10: 075911062X

ISBN-13: 9780759110625

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Across North America, hundreds of reconstructed 'living history' sites, which traditionally presented history from a primarily European perspective, have hired Native staff in an attempt to communicate a broader view of the past. Playing Ourselves explores this major shift in representation, using detailed observations of five historic sites in the U.S. and Canada

Overview

Across North America, hundreds of reconstructed 'living history' sites, which traditionally presented history from a primarily European perspective, have hired Native staff in an attempt to communicate a broader view of the past. Playing Ourselves explores this major shift in representation, using detailed observations of five historic sites in the U.S. and Canada to both discuss the theoretical aspects of Native cultural performance and advise interpreters and their managers on how to more effectively present an inclusive history. Drawing on anthropology, history, cultural performance, cross-cultural encounters, material culture theory, and public history, author Laura Peers examines 'living history' sites as locations of cultural performance where core beliefs about society, cross-cultural relationships, and history are performed. In the process, she emphasizes how choices made in the communication of history can both challenge these core beliefs about the past and improve cross-cultural relations in the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759110625
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Vignette: Ruth Christie Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Landscapes Chapter 4 2. Cosmologies Chapter 5 Vignette: Nokie Chapter 6 3. Anishinaabeg Chapter 7 Vignette: "What's This?" Chapter 8 4. Authenticities and Materialities Chapter 9 Vignette: Bob and Betty Visit Fort William Chapter 10 5. Visitors Chapter 11 6. Encounters and Borderlands Chapter 12 Vignette: Angelique Chapter 13 7. The Living and the Dead: Conclusions Chapter 15 References Cited

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