ISBN-10:
0739113941
ISBN-13:
9780739113943
Pub. Date:
09/26/2007
Publisher:
Lexington Books
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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Overview

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 and how race is a social and political construction, and she helps us understand larger cultural transformations. This insightful collection of research sparks the interest of those who study sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739113943
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 09/26/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Kathleen J. Fitzgerald is associate professor of sociology at Columbia College.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Reclaimer Narratives: Exposing the Duality of Structure in Identity Formation Chapter 2 Challenging White Hegemony: Reclaimers and the Culture Wars Chapter 3 Reclaimer Practices: Religion, Spirituality, Language, Family, and Food Chapter 4 "If It Looks Like a Duck": Physical Appearance and Reclaimer Identity Chapter 5 "Wanna-bes" and "Indian Police": The Battle Over Authenticity

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