ISBN13:978-0742502758 ISBN10: 0742502759 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0742502741 ISBN10: 0742502740
Summary: Modern American Indian life is urban, rural, and everything in-between. Lobo and Peters have compiled an unprecedented collection of innovative scholarship, stunning art, poetry, and prose that documents American Indian experiences of urban life. A pervasive rural/urban dichotomy still shapes the popular and scholarly perceptions of Native Americans, but this is a false expression of a complex and constantly changing reality. When viewed from the Native perspectives,
our concepts of urbanity and approaches to American Indian studies are necessarily transformed. Courses in Native American studies, ethnic studies, anthropology, and urban studies must be in step with contemporary Indian realities, and American Indians and the Urban Experience will be an absolutely essential text for instructors. This powerful combination of path-breaking scholarship and visual and literary arts-from poetry and photography to rap and graffiti-will be enjoyed by students, scholars, and a general audience.
Summary: Modern American Indian life is urban, rural, and everything in-between. Lobo and Peters have compiled an unprecedented collection of innovative scholarship, stunning art, poetry, and prose that documents American Indian experiences of urban life. A pervasive rural/urban dichotomy still shapes the popular and scholarly perceptions of Native Americans, but this is a false expression of a complex and constantly changing reality. When viewed from the Native perspectives, our concepts of urbanity and approaches to American Indian studies are necessarily transformed. Courses in Native American studies, ethnic studies, anthropology, and urban studies must be in step with contemporary Indian realities, and American Indians and the Urban Experience will be an absolutely essential text for instructors. This powerful combination of path-breaking scholarship and visual and literary arts-from poetry and photography to rap and graffiti-will be enjoyed by students, scholars, and a general audience. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:01 Cover: Paperback Publisher:AltaMira Press Published: 02/28/2001 International: No
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Lobo, Susan :
Susan Lobo is a cultural anthropologist and consultant working primarily for American Indian tribes and community organizations in the U.S. and Central and South America.
Peters, Kurt M. : Oregon State University
Kurt M. Peters is associate professor of Native American and comparative ethnic studies at Oregon State University.
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American Indians and the Urban Experience
Foreword Donald L. Fixico Introduction Susan Lobo The Path to the Milky Way Leads to Los Angeles Joy Harjo
Overview of Urbanism
Introduction Susan Lobo The Urban Tradition Among Native Americans Jack Forbes Two Worlds Dugan Aguilar Telling the Indian Urban: Representations in American Indian Fiction Carol Miller Coyote as a Simple Man L. Frank Manriquez Yaqui Culture and Linguistic Evolution through a History of Urbanization Octaviana V. Trujillo
Structuring and Dynamics of Urban Communities
Introduction Susan Lobo Is Urban a Person or a Place?: Characteristics of Urban Indian Country Susan Lobo Retribalization inUrban Indian Communities Terry Straus and Debra Valentino And the Drumbeat Still Goes On...Urban Indian Institutional Survival into the New Millenium Joan Weibel-Orlando Cities Carter Revard/Nompewathe Continuing Identity: Laguna Pueblo Railroaders in Richmond, California Kurt M. Peters Feminists or Reformers? American Indian Women and Community in Phoenix, 1965-1980 Paivi Hoikkala Metropolitan Indian Series #1 Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie The Cid Julian Lang Derek and Peter at the Bus Stop L. Frank Manriquez An Urban Platform for Advocating Justice: Protecting the Menominee Forest David R. M. Beck
Individuals and Families in Urban Contexts
Introduction Susan Lobo Ruby Roast Esther Belin Urban (Trans)Formations: Changes in the Meaning and Use of American Indian Identiy Angela A. Gonzales Ironworker I and Ironworker II Pena Bonita "This Hole in Our Heart": The Urban-Raised Generation and the Legacy of Silence Deborah Davis Jackson Mantelpiece and Girl Watching T.V. John Collier Jr. Quiet Desperation Floyd Red Crow Westerman and Jimmy Curtiss Weaving Andean Networks in Unstable Labor Markets Alex Julca A Poem Maybe for Tina Deschenie Michael Thompson Kokopeli Gigging in the City Larry Rodriguez Sr. Red Wit in the City: Urban Indian Comedy Darby Li Po Price Indian Pride Mike Rodriguez Healing through Grief: Urban Indians Reimagining Culture and Community Renya Ramirez Red White & Blue Cris LaMarr/WithOut Rezervation Youngest Trapper on 7th Street Pena Bonita My Uncle Taweah Garcia Downtown Oklahoma City-1952 Victoria Bomberry Letter Home Edgar Jackson/Anawrok Rejection and Belonging in Addiction and Recovery: Four Urban Indian Men in Milwaukee Christine T. Lowery Excerpt from a Work in Progress Parris Butler Mattie Goes Traveling Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie
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