ISBN-10:
0759109850
ISBN-13:
9780759109858
Pub. Date:
08/11/2006
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
ISBN-10:
0759109850
ISBN-13:
9780759109858
Pub. Date:
08/11/2006
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Cultural Representation in Native America / Edition 1

Cultural Representation in Native America / Edition 1

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Overview

Today as in the past there are many cultural and commercial representations of American Indians that, thoughtlessly or otherwise, negatively shape the images of indigenous people. Jolivétte and his co-authors challenge and contest these images, demonstrating how Native representation and identity are at the heart of Native politics and Native activism. In portrayals of a Native Barbie Doll or a racist mascot, disrespect of Native women, misconceptions of mixed race identities, or the commodification of all things "Indian", the authors reveal how the very existence of Native people continues to be challenged, with harmful repercussions in social and legal policy, not just in popular culture. The authors re-articulate Native history, religion, identity, and oral and literary traditions in ways that allow the true identity and persona of the Native person to be recognized and respected. It is a project that is fundamental to ethnic revitalization and the recognition of indigenous rights in North America. This book is a provocative and essential introduction for students and Native and non-Native people who wish to understand the images and realities of American Indian lifeways in American society.


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ISBN-13: 9780759109858
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 08/11/2006
Series: Contemporary Native American Communities Series , #18
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.11(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Andrew Jolivette teaches in the American Indian studies and in the Ethnic Studies program at San Francisco University.

Table of Contents

1 PART I: Contestation and Representation, Chapter 1: Mapping Contests in Unknown Locations 2 Say Hau to Native American Barbie 3 Liquor Moccasins 4 (Dis)Locating Spiritual Knowledge: Embodied Ideologies, Social Landscapes, and the Power of the Neoshamanic Other 5 Mascots in the New Millennium 6 PART II: Contestation and Politics, Chapter 6: Native American Resistance and Revitalization in the Era of Self-Determination 7 Identity, Oral Tradition, and Inter-generational Healing in the Southern Paiute Salt Songs 8 In the Spirit of Crazy Horse 9 Part III: Contestation and Mixed Race Identity; Chapter 9: In the Tracks of 'the' Native Woman 10 Chapped with Weather and Age: Mixed-Blood Identity and the Shape of History 11 Dunn Playing Indian 12 Examining the Regional and Multi-Generational Context of Creole and American Indian Identity

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