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

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

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This transnational collection discusses the use of Native American imagery in twentieth and twenty-first-century European culture. With examples ranging from Irish oral myth, through the pop image of Indians promulgated in pornography, to the philosophical appropriations of Ernst Bloch or the European far right, contributors illustrate the legend of "the Indian." Drawing on American Indian literary nationalism, postcolonialism, and transnational theories, essays demonstrate a complex nexus of power relations that seemingly allows European culture to build its own Native images, and ask what effect this has on the current treatment of indigenous peoples.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 28/12/2012 ISBN-13: 9781137288813  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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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