Walking a Tightrope - pb


Author:
Lischke, Ute|McNab, David
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
377
Publisher:
Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Price:
Sale price$46.95

Description

Walking a Tightrope: Aboriginal People and Their Representations plays an important role in the dynamic historical process of ongoing change in the representation of Aboriginal peoples. It locates and examines the multiplicity and distinctiveness of Aboriginal voices and their representations, both as they portray themselves and as others have characterized them. In addition to exploring perspectives and approaches to the representation of Aboriginal peoples, it also looks at Native notions of time (history), land, cultures, identities, and literacies. Until these are understood by non-Aboriginals, Aboriginal people will continue to be misrepresentedùboth as individuals and as groups. By acknowledging the complex and unique legal and historical status of Aboriginal peoples, we can begin to understand the culture of Native peoples in North America. Until then, given the strength of stereotypes, Native people have come to expect no better representation than a paraphrase.

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