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Author Raheja, Michelle H.

Title Reservation reelism : redfacing, visual sovereignty, and representations of Native Americans in film / Michelle H. Raheja.

Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  302.23089 R129r 2010    ---  Available
Description xviii, 338 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-317) and index.
Contents Toward a genealogy of indigenous film theory : reading Hollywood Indians -- Ideologies of (in)visibility : redfacing, gender, and moving images -- Tears and trash : economies of redfacing and the ghostly Indian -- Prophesizing on the virtual reservation : Imprint and It starts with a whisper -- Visual sovereignty, indigenous revisions of ethnography, and Atanarjuat (The fast runner).
Summary In This Deeply Engaging Account Michelle H. Raheja offers the first book-length study of the Indigenous actors, directors, spectators who helped shape Hollywood's representation of Indigenous peoples. Since the era of silent films, Hollywood movies and visual culture generally have provided the primary representational field on which Indigenous images have been displayed to non-Native audiences. These films have been highly influential in shaping perceptions of Indigenous peoples as, for example, a dying race or as inherently unable or unwilling to adapt to change. However, films with Indigenous plots and subplots also signify at least some degree of Native presence in a culture that largely defines Native peoples as absent or separate. --
Native actors, directors, and spectators have had a part in creating these cinematic representations and have thus complicated the dominant, and usually that films portray. In Reservation Reelism Raheja examines the history of these Native actors, directors, and spectators, reveals their contributions, and attempts to create positive representations in films that reflect the complex and vibrant experiences of Native peoples and communities. --Book Jacket.
Subject Indians in motion pictures.
Indigenous peoples in motion pictures.
Indians in the motion picture industry -- United States.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780803211261 (cloth : alk. paper)
0803211260 (cloth : alk. paper)

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