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Beyond the American Indian Stereotype: There's More to Me Than What You See
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Beyond the American Indian Stereotype: There's More to Me Than What You See (Hardback)

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A comprehensive exploration of misappropriation and stereotyping related to American Indians that addresses the dynamics of proactive strategies and the need for critical reflective decision making by students to move beyond these stereotypes of American Indians.

The pervasive nature of the appropriation of American Indian culture goes far beyond sports teams and mascots. The extent to which the appropriation and misrepresentation of American Indian culture exists is offensive and yet many residents of North America are unaware of the harm colloquialisms like "low man on the totem pole" or the inappropriate use of cultural artifacts in popular culture can cause. This book's author proposes that by moving beyond stereotypes, American Indians can have a better chance at living a full, authentic, and engaged life.

Beyond the American Indian Stereotype explores the pervasiveness of the appropriation of American Indian culture in a variety of areas by uncovering examples of contemporary Native American appropriation. The work provides readers with an informed lens through which to view contemporary native culture. Some of the subject areas include depictions in social groups such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the fictional portrayal of American Indians in literature and media, and more. Attention is also paid to portrayals of American Indian women in Hollywood's feature films.

Documents how the gender representations of American Indians in movies is a complex history of abusive portrayals and stereotypes that falsely objectify lifestyles and culture and communicate these depictions as social reality

Defines and explains important terms-prejudice, discrimination, power, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, tolerance, racism, misappropriation, misrepresentation-that are critical to the consideration of the topic

Enables readers to compare and contrast essential concepts in case studies and engage in meaningful, reflective assessments

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesIndigenous peoplesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial discriminationPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: customs & traditions Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 28/02/2021 ISBN-13: 9781440851025  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Joely Proudfit (Luiseno), PhD, is chair and professor of American Indian Studies and director of the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at California State University San Marcos.

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