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Public Native America [electronic resource] : tribal self-representations in casinos, museums, and powwows / Mary Lawlor.

By: Lawlor, Mary, 1949-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xii, 234 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780813539973 (electronic bk.); 0813539978 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Public opinion | Indians of North America -- Psychology | Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity | Ethnopsychology -- North America | Self-perception -- North America | Indians in popular culture -- North America | Powwows -- North America | Museum exhibits -- North America | Gambling on Indian reservations -- North America | Public opinion -- North America | Ethnopsychology | Gambling on Indian reservations | Indians in popular culture | Indians of North America | Museum exhibits | Powwows | Public opinion | Self-perception | Indiens d'Am�erique -- Am�erique du Nord -- Opinion publique | Indiens d'Am�erique -- Am�erique du Nord -- Psychologie | Indiens d'Am�erique -- Am�erique du Nord -- Identit�e ethnique | Ethnopsychologie -- Am�erique du Nord | Perception de soi -- Am�erique du Nord | Indiens d'Am�erique dans la culture populaire -- Am�erique du Nord | Powwows -- Am�erique du Nord | Objets expos�es -- Am�erique du Nord | Jeux de hasard dans les r�eserves indiennes -- Am�erique du Nord | Opinion publique -- Am�erique du Nord | Autochtones -- Droits | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- Native American StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Public Native America.DDC classification: 305.897 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Identity in Mashantucket -- Displaying loss at Navajoland -- Wind river lessons -- Keeping history at Acoma Pueblo -- Indigenous internationalism : native rights and the United Nations.
Summary: The Native American casino and gaming industry has attracted unprecedented American public attention to life on reservations. Other tribal public venues, such as museums and powwows, have also gained in popularity among non-Native audiences and become sites of education and performance. In Public Native America, Mary Lawlor explores the process of tribal self-definition that the communities in her study make available to off-reservation audiences. Focusing on architectural and interior designs as well as performance styles, she reveals how a complex and often surprising cultural dynamic is cre.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-227) and index.

Introduction -- Identity in Mashantucket -- Displaying loss at Navajoland -- Wind river lessons -- Keeping history at Acoma Pueblo -- Indigenous internationalism : native rights and the United Nations.

The Native American casino and gaming industry has attracted unprecedented American public attention to life on reservations. Other tribal public venues, such as museums and powwows, have also gained in popularity among non-Native audiences and become sites of education and performance. In Public Native America, Mary Lawlor explores the process of tribal self-definition that the communities in her study make available to off-reservation audiences. Focusing on architectural and interior designs as well as performance styles, she reveals how a complex and often surprising cultural dynamic is cre.

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