Dancing at Halftime

Sports and the Controversy Over American Indian Mascots

Author: Carol Spindel

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814781276

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 5893

Can democracy develop in Latin America without United States assistance? Why should the United States care? Why is Latin America relevant to U.S. economic growth in global competition? In Greater America: A New Partnership for the Americas in the 21st Century L. Ronald Scheman argues that our future lies not in Europe, Asia, or the Middle East but right here in our own backyard—the Western Hemisphere. He shows how the political and cultural legacy of colonization, immigration, assimilation and pluralism binds North, Central and South America, and how the trends in market growth and resources make the Americas a rich prize in global trade. Despite the tendency of many northerners to underestimate our ties, we are closer to our southern cousins than to any other societies. That relationship will be increasingly stronger given the growing and irrepressible influence of Latino and Caribbean populations in the U.S. For Latin America, the linkage to the U.S. is essential for attracting investment and creating the jobs necessary to overcome its oppressive heritage of poverty and to provide opportunity for a young population that will increasingly expect a better standard of living. Most important, Greater America demonstrates how closer ties with Latin America will help build a stronger U.S. economy while reducing illegal immigration and drug trafficking. He argues that only a NATO-like coalition in the Americas will defeat the drug traffickers, and that a major program to build infrastructure is essential to make trade agreements work. This book celebrates the contribution of the Americas as one of the more important factors in the spread of human freedom in the last half millennium. It makes the case for the unlimited potential of the Americas and shows how it can be unleashed through greater political and economic integration.

Mascot Nation

The Controversy over Native American Representations in Sports

Author: Andrew C. Billings,Jason Edward Black

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252050843

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 563

The issue of Native American mascots in sports raises passions but also a raft of often-unasked questions. Which voices get a hearing in an argument? What meanings do we ascribe to mascots? Who do these Indians and warriors really represent? Andrew C. Billings and Jason Edward Black go beyond the media bluster to reassess the mascot controversy. Their multi-dimensional study delves into the textual, visual, and ritualistic and performative aspects of sports mascots. Their original research, meanwhile, surveys sports fans themselves on their thoughts when a specific mascot faces censure. The result is a book that merges critical-cultural analysis with qualitative data to offer an innovative approach to understanding the camps and fault lines on each side of the issue, the stakes in mascot debates, whether common ground can exist and, if so, how we might find it.

Indigenous Dance and Dancing Indian

Author: Matthew Krystal

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1457111594

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 4312

Focusing on the enactment of identity in dance, Indigenous Dance and Dancing Indian is a cross-cultural, cross-ethnic, and cross-national comparison of indigenous dance practices. Considering four genres of dance in which indigenous people are represented--K'iche Maya traditional dance, powwow, folkloric dance, and dancing sports mascots--the book addresses both the ideational and behavioral dimensions of identity. Each dance is examined as a unique cultural expression in individual chapters, and then all are compared in the conclusion, where striking parallels and important divergences are revealed. Ultimately, Krystal describes how dancers and audiences work to construct and consume satisfying and meaningful identities through dance by either challenging social inequality or reinforcing the present social order. Detailed ethnographic work, thorough case studies, and an insightful narrative voice make Indigenous Dance and Dancing Indian a substantial addition to scholarly literature on dance in the Americas. It will be of interest to scholars of Native American studies, social sciences, and performing arts.

Native Americans in Sports

Author: C. Richard King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317464036

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 3971

Offers full coverage of Native American athletes and athletics from historical, cultual and indigenous perspectives, from before European intervention to the 21st century. There are entries devoted to broader cultural themes, and how these affect and are affected by the sport.

Handbook of Sports and Media

Author: Arthur A. Raney,Jennings Bryant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135257337

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 652

View: 6743

This distinctive Handbook covers the breadth of sports and media scholarship, one of the up-and-coming topics bridging media entertainment, sports management, and popular culture. Organized into historical, institutional, spectator, and critical studies perspectives, this volume brings together the work of many researchers into one quintessential volume, defining the full scope of the subject area. Editors Arthur Raney and Jennings Bryant have recruited contributors from around the world to identify and synthesize the research representing numerous facets of the sports-media relationship. As a unique collection on a very timely topic, the volume offers chapters examining the development of sports media; production, coverage, and economics of sports media; sports media audiences; sports promotion; and race and gender issues in sports and media. Unique in its orientation and breadth, the Handbook of Sports and Media is destined to play a major role in the future development of this fast-growing area of study. It is a must-have work for scholars, researchers, and graduate students working in media entertainment, media psychology, mass media/mass communication, sports marketing and management, popular communication, popular culture, and cultural studies.

Tribal Fantasies

Native Americans in the European Imaginary, 1900–2010

Author: J. Mackay,D. Stirrup

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318813

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 2215

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.

American Indian Culture: Hides and hidework-Syllabaries

Author: Carole A. Barrett,Harvey Markowitz

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587651946

Category: History

Page: 1064

View: 2611

Every essay in this set addresses a cultural phenomenon characteristic of the indigenous peoples of North America. The entries cover the range of culture from lifeways, religious rituals, and material culture to art forms and modern social phenomena. Twenty separate essays cover both "Architecture" and "Arts and Crafts" in the ten North American culture areas: the Arctic, California, the Great Basin, the Northeast, the Northwest Coast, the Plains, the Plateau, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the Subarctic. In other entries, students will find everything from brief discussions of the importance of acorns or wild rice to a survey of agriculture; from a history of the atlatl to an essay on weapons in general; from entries on major dance forms to overviews of religions. Although the emphasis is on the traditional cultural heritage of North American indigenous peoples, modern social trends are surveyed and analyzed as well.

Cultural representation in Native America

Author: Andrew Jolivétte

Publisher: Altamira Press

ISBN: 9780759109841

Category: History

Page: 205

View: 7271

An edited volume that tackles the contemporary issues facing Native Americans through community activism, politics, economics, and legislation.

Youth culture and sport

identity, power, and politics

Author: Michael D. Giardina,Michele K. Donnelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415955812

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 2526

Youth Culture and Sport critically interrogates and challenges contemporary articulations of race, class, gender, and sexual relations circulating throughout popular iterations of youth sporting culture in late-capitalism. Written against the backdrop of important changes in social, cultural, political, and economic dynamics taking place in corporate culture's war on kids, this exciting new volume marks the first anthology to critically examine the intersection of youth culture and sport in an age of global uncertainty. Bringing together leading scholars from cultural studies, gender studies, sociology, sport studies, and related fields, chapters range in scope from 'action' sport subcultures and community redevelopment programs to the cultural politics of white masculinity and Nike advertising. It is a must read for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the role sport plays in the construction of experiences, identities, practices, and social differences ofcontemporary youth culture.

Fair and foul

beyond the myths and paradoxes of sport

Author: D. Stanley Eitzen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc


Category: History

Page: 187

View: 7608

Explains America's love of sport just as it reveals sport's darker side--the influence of big business, corruption, price gouging, political maneuvering, and media grandstanding. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Beyond the "imaginary Indian"

zur Aushandlung von Stereotypen, kultureller Identität & Perspektiven in/mit indigener Gegenwartsliteratur

Author: Nancy Grimm

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: 9783825355036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 1899

Vor dem Hintergrund geschichtlich entwickelter und gegenwartiger Indianerbilder verdeutlicht diese Studie die Moglichkeiten des interkulturellen Verstehens bzw. des Fremdverstehens mittels acht detaillierter Romananalysen indigener Gegenwartsliteratur. Das Potenzial der untersuchten Texte wird nicht nur fur das Fremdverstehen sondern insbesondere auch in Bezug auf die Dekonstruktion von Indianerstereotypen diskutiert. Die behandelten Romane der Autoren Maria Campbell, James Welch, Paula Gunn Allen, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louis Owens, Louise Erdrich, Michael Dorris, Thomas King und Sherman Alexie eroffnen in unterschiedlichem Ausmass intra-, inter- wie auch transkulturelle Kommunikationsprozesse, welche die allgemeine Vermittlerfunktion indigener Gegenwartsliteratur bestatigen. Entsprechend weisen Werke der indigenen Gegenwartsliteratur, in denen transdifferente und somit universelle kulturelle und gesellschaftliche Problem- und Zielstellungen verhandelt werden, ein besonderes Potenzial fur die Forderung des Fremdverstehens auf. Ferner wirken diese Schriften Indianerstereotypen in angemessenem Ausmass entgegen; Stereotype, die auch gegenwartig noch in den USA und Deutschland als stark fixiertes Darstellungs- und Perzeptionsinventar auftreten. In diesem Forschungsinteresse begrundet sich zudem die Ansiedlung dieser Studie an der Schnittstelle zwischen Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaft und Fachdidaktik.

Reversing the Lens

Ethnicity, Race, Gender, and Sexuality Through Film

Author: Jun Xing,Lane Ryo Hirabayashi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 3322

Reversing the Lens brings together noted scholars in history, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies and film studies to promote film as a powerful classroom tool that can be used to foster cross-cultural communication with respect to race and ethnicity. Through such films as Skin Deep, Slaying the Dragon, and Mississippi Masala, contributors demonstrate why and how visual media help delineate various forms of "critical visual thinking" and examine how racialization is either sedimented or contested in the popular imagination. Not limited to classroom use, Reversing the Lens is relevant to anyone who is curious about how video and film can be utilized to expose race as a social construction in dialogue with other potential forms of difference and subject to political contestation.

Race and Ethnic Relations

Author: John A. Kromkowski

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780073053783

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 1137

Presents a collection of articles from the public press. This title is supported by Dushkin Online, a student website that provides study support tools and links to related websites.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports

Page: 1816

View: 9020

"Covers the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sport, as well as the business of sports and key social issues"--Provided by publisher.