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Tribal Fantasies: Native Americans in the European Imaginary, 1900-2010
     

Tribal Fantasies: Native Americans in the European Imaginary, 1900-2010

by J. Mackay (Editor)
 

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Contributors argue that the last hundred years have seen the way Europe imagines Natives shifting from exoticism to outright fantasy, mirroring the changing European perception of America itself.

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Contributors argue that the last hundred years have seen the way Europe imagines Natives shifting from exoticism to outright fantasy, mirroring the changing European perception of America itself.

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"A provocative and at times slightly scandalous collection, Tribal Fantasies considers the ubiquitous, fantastical, and usually nineteenth-century Great Plains Indian and occasional Incan of the European cultural imaginary. The contributors, who work within a trans-European context and use a trans-North Atlantic critical method, find this Indian in far-right political rhetoric, leftist German intellectualism, gay culture, toy sets, erotica, the mid-twentieth-century Polish 'Indian novel,' and Irish storytelling. Framed by Stirrup's thorough, engaging introduction and Renae Watchman's incisive and equally engaging afterword, the chapters assess the messy collision of indigenous North American and European contexts and produce a host of exciting interpretations and urgent questions." - James H. Cox, author of Muting White Noise: Native American and European American Novel Traditions and The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico

"James Mackay and David Stirrup's intelligently conceived and edited collection, Tribal Fantasies, offers the reader a rich range of theoretically sophisticated and culturally sensitive insights into figurations of the Indian in the European imaginary, in disciplines ranging from literature to politics to popular culture to sexualities. A must for all libraries." - Susan Castillo, Harriet Beecher Stowe Professor of American Studies, King's College London, UK and former editor of the Journal of American Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137288813
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Series:
Studies in European Culture and History Series
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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James Mackay is a Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the European University of Cyprus.
David Stirrup is a Senior Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Kent, UK.

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