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: 5419

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: 6277

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: 1275

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: 3467

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: 8477

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: 7117

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: 7208

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: 3861

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

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: 7566

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.

American Indian Politics and the American Political System

Author: David Eugene Wilkins,Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781442203884

Category: History

Page: 339

View: 7345

"This book is a lively and accessible account of the remarkably complex legal and political situation of American Indian tribes and tribal citizens (who are also U.S. citizens) David E. Wilkins and Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark have provided the `go-to' source for a clear yet detailed and sophisticated introduction to tribal soverignty and federal Indian policy. It is a valuable resource both for readers unfamiliar with the subject matter and for readers in Native American studies and related fields, who will appreciate the insightful and original scholarly analysis of the authors."---Thomas Biolsi, University of California at Berkeley "American Indian Politics and the American Political System is simply an indispensable compendium of fact and reason on the historical and modern landscape of American Indian law and policy. No teacher or student of American Indian studies, no policymaker in American Indian policy, and no observer of American Indian history and law should do without this book. There is nothing in the field remotely as comprehensive, usable, and balanced as Wilkins and Stark's work."---Matthew L. M. Fletcher, director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law "Wilkins has written the first general study of contemporary Indians in the United States from the disciplinary standpoint of political science. His inclusion of legal matters results in sophisticated treatment of many contemporary issues involving Native American governments and the government of the United States and gives readers a good background for understanding other questions. The writing is clear-not a minor matter in such a complex subject---and short case histories are presented, plus links (including websites) to many sources of information."---Choice Now in its third edition, American Indian Politics and the American Political System is the most comprehensive study written from a political science perspective that analyzes the structures and functions of indigenous governments (including Alaskan Native communities and Hawaiian Natives) and the distinctive legal and political rights these nations exercise internally, while also examining the fascinating intergovernmental relationship that exists between native nations, the states, and the federal government. The third edition contains a number of important modifications. First, it is now coauthored by Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, who brings a spirited new voice to the study. Second, it contains ample discussion of how President Obama's election has altered the dynamics of Indian Country politics and law. Third, it contains more discussion of women's issues, several new vignettes, an updated timeline, new photographs, and updated charts, tables, and figures.

Reversing the Lens

Ethnicity, Race, Gender, and Sexuality Through Film

Author: Jun Xing,Lane Ryo Hirabayashi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 5590

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: 9472

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.

International Sport

A Bibliography, 2000 Including Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collection

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714653648

Category: Reference

Page: 78

View: 3614

Provides bibliographical references to books, articles, essays, and conference proceedings covering a variety of topics relating to sports.


Considering Diversity, Across Audiences, Content, and Producers

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205537358

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 363

View: 8564

Race/Gender/Media contains 43 readings that help readers to think critically about issues of race and gender in the media. The readings address a multitude of topics in three major sections–Production, Content, and Audience–and approach the matter of race and gender in the media from rhetorical, social scientific, and critical/cultural perspectives. The author places a strong emphasis on introducing the material in the book and orienting the reader to the content through overviews, context-specific introductions, and descriptions of each reading.