The Native American Mascot Controversy: A Handbook is a collection of 19 essays edited by C Richard King about the historical background and continuing education problems associated with the school team mascot issue. The volume is backed with arguments against the so-called benign practice of educational institutions assigning Native American logos to their sports teams. In addition papers about the psychological toll this practice takes on the Native American students attending the particular institution are included.
News: Postcards from the Four Directions is an anthology of Ojibwe playwright Drew Hayden Taylor's 2010 work containing 90 essays, columns, editorials, and reflections on Aboriginal peoples in Canada. All offerings contain the writer's trademark satirical twist and are organized into the four cardinal directions: North for contemplation and wisdom; South for journeys both physical and spiritual; East for beginnings and youth; and West for maturity and responsibility.
Dead White Writer on the Floor uses two literary conventions - theatre of the absurd and mystery novels - to create one of the funniest and thought-provoking plays ever about identity politics. In Act One, six 'savages'; noble, innocent, ignorant, fearless, wise and gay, respectively; find themselves in a locked room with the body of a white writer, which they stash in a closet. None of them can figure out how he died or which of them might have killed him.
Contesting Knowledge: Museums and Indigenous Perspectives is a collection of 12 essays originally presented during a 2007 symposium at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The participants comment on ethnography's influence on how Europeans represent colonized peoples; analyze curatorial practices; and consider tribal museums that focus on contesting and critiquing colonial views of American and Canadian history while serving the varied needs of the Indigenous communities.
Racism in Canada is a short and accessible book explores how racism operates in Canadian society, past and present. Racism in Canada examines a variety of issues including racism and the immigration system, racial profiling, racism and First Nations, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism. It concludes with a discussion of some of the dilemmas and challenges associated with anti-racism theory and practice. Vic Satzewich is Professor of Sociology at McMaster University in Canada. Chapters include Racism and First Nations, Why Cartoons Aren't So Funny: Islamophobia, Why Can't They Get Ahead?
To Be Free: Understanding and Eliminating Racism is a resource that addresses the issues of racism, stereotypes, team mascots, identity, and cross-cultural understanding in a manner that can engage senior elementary and secondary level students. The authors Thomas Peacock and Marlene Wisuri developed this illustrated educational resource to address these challenging issues in a multicultural world. While the specific examples are unique to United States the book is valuable for any multicultural classroom.
Our Indian Princess: Subverting the Stereotype examines the art, literature, and sports mascots as they depict women and how Native American authors and artists are reappropriating the images in their work. In this pathbreaking study, anthropologist Nancy Marie Mithlo examines the power of stereotypes, the utility of pan-Indianism, the significance of realist ideologies, and the employment of alterity in Native American arts.
Carl E James creates a dialogue with readers to probe the meaning of ethnicity, race, and culture, exploring how these concepts are understood both by individuals and in Canadian society as a whole. He explores how local, national, and international events of the past decade have brought questions about immigration, citizenship, and multiculturalism to the forefront, informing attitudes and influencing policies.
Totem Pole: An Intercultural History is a welcome historical and artistic commentary about the icon of the Northwest Pacific Coast First Nations. The book includes 27 mini-essays by scholars and artists who examine the idea of the totem pole from the eighteenth century to the present. They look at fashion, advertising, kitsch, anthropological approaches, collecting and restoration of poles, the role of museums, tourism, and the important resurgence of the pole for First Nations' cultures.