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The appropriation of Native American spirituality [electronic resource] / Suzanne Owen.

By: Owen, Suzanne, 1965-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Continuum advances in religious studies: Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, c2008Description: 1 online resource (204 p.).ISBN: 9781441121288 (electronic bk.); 1441121285 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Religion | Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies | Indian philosophy | New Age movement | Spiritual life -- New Age movement | Religion | HISTORY -- Native American | Religion | Spiritualit�at | Nordamerika | IndianerGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Appropriation of Native American spirituality.DDC classification: 970.004/97 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgements; Author's Notes; 1. Introduction: The Centrality of Protocols; Part One: Appropriations; 2. The Repression of Native American Religions and the Rise of Lakota Spirituality; 3. Declarations against the Appropriation of Lakota Spirituality; 4. 'Hucksters' and 'Wannabes': New Age Appropriations of Native American Spirituality; Part Two: Explorations; 5. Intertribal Borrowing of Ceremonies among the Mi'kmaq of Newfoundland; 6. Academic Exploitation? Current Debates in the Study of Native American Religions; 7. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G.
Summary: Native Americans and Canadians are largely romanticised or sidelined figures in modern society. Their spirituality has been appropriated on a relatively large scale by Europeans and non-Native Americans, with little concern for the diversity of Native American opinions. Suzanne Owen offers an insight into appropriation that will bring a new understanding and perspective to these debates.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-193) and index.

Acknowledgements; Author's Notes; 1. Introduction: The Centrality of Protocols; Part One: Appropriations; 2. The Repression of Native American Religions and the Rise of Lakota Spirituality; 3. Declarations against the Appropriation of Lakota Spirituality; 4. 'Hucksters' and 'Wannabes': New Age Appropriations of Native American Spirituality; Part Two: Explorations; 5. Intertribal Borrowing of Ceremonies among the Mi'kmaq of Newfoundland; 6. Academic Exploitation? Current Debates in the Study of Native American Religions; 7. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G.

Native Americans and Canadians are largely romanticised or sidelined figures in modern society. Their spirituality has been appropriated on a relatively large scale by Europeans and non-Native Americans, with little concern for the diversity of Native American opinions. Suzanne Owen offers an insight into appropriation that will bring a new understanding and perspective to these debates.

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