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Contesting constructed Indian-ness : the intersection of the frontier, masculinity, and whiteness in native American mascot representations / Michael Taylor.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM GV714.5 .T39 2013 (Text) 00000106184708 Browsing Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780739178645
  • ISBN: 0739178644
  • ISBN: 9781498515191
  • ISBN: 1498515193
  • Physical Description: v, 145 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-140) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The frontier as place/space -- Gender, masculinity, and male identity -- White identity, white ideologies, and conditions of whiteness -- Constructing the native voice.
Summary, etc.: Native American sports team mascots represent a contemporary problem for modern Native American people. The ideas embedded in the mascot representations, however, are as old as the ideas constructed about the Indian since contact between the peoples of Western and the Eastern hemispheres. Such ideas conceived about Native Americans go hand-in-hand with the machinations of colonialism and conquest of these people. This research looks at how such ideas inform the construction of identity of white males from historic experiences with Native Americans. Notions of "playing Indian" and of "going Native" are precipitated from these historic contexts such that in the contemporary sense of considering Native Americans, popular culture ideas dress Native Americans in feathers and buckskin in order to satisfy stereotypical expectations of Indian-ness.
Subject: Indians as mascots.
Sports team mascots > Social aspects > United States.
Indians in popular culture.
Masculinity.
Indians of North America > Social conditions.

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