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Publisher Comments:

One hundred members of NatChat, an electronic mail discussion group concerned with Native American issues, responded to the recent Disney release Pocahontas by calling on parents to boycott the movie, citing its historical inaccuracies and saying that “Disney has let us down in a cruel, irresponsible manner.” Their anger was rooted in the fact that, although Disney claimed that the films portrayal of American Indians would be “authentic,” the Pocahontas story their movie told was really white cultural myth. The actual histories of the characters were replaced by mythic narratives depicting the crucial moments when aid was given to the white settlers. As reconstructed, the story serves to reassert for whites their right to be here, easing any lingering guilt about the displacement of the native inhabitants.To understand current imagery, it is essential to understand the history of its making, and these essays mesh to create a powerful, interconnected account of image creation over the past 150 years. The contributors, who represent a range of disciplines and specialties, reveal the distortions and fabrications white culture has imposed on significant historical and current events, as represented by treasured artifacts, such as photographic images taken of Sitting Bull following his surrender, the national monument at the battlefield of Little Bighorn, nineteenth-century advertising, the television phenomenon Northern Exposure, and the film Dances with Wolves.Well illustrated, this volume demonstrates the complacency of white culture in its representation of its troubled relationship with American Indians.

Book News Annotation:

A sympathetic account of modern paganism. Covers the neo-pagan worldview and the central figure of the Goddess, the practices of magic and ritual, phases of the movement's history, morality and ethics, intersections with Christianity, and the movement's literature. The authors of the 17 essays are not identified except by name.
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Synopsis:

"One hundred members of NatChat, an electronic mail discussion group concerned with Native American issues, responded to the recent Disney release Pocahontas by calling on parents to boycott the movie,"

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-301) and index.

About the Author

S. Elizabeth Bird is professor of anthropology at the University of South Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813326672
Editor:
Bird, Elizabeth S.
Author:
Bird, Elizabeth S.
Editor:
Editor, Editor
Author:
Bird, S. Elizabeth
Publisher:
Westview Press
Location:
Boulder, Colo. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Indians in popular culture -- United States.
Subject:
Indians in popular culture
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
166
Publication Date:
19960731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 16.1 oz

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