Joane Nagel's American Indian ethnic renewal : Red power and the PDF

By Joane Nagel

ISBN-10: 019508053X

ISBN-13: 9780195080537

ISBN-10: 0195120639

ISBN-13: 9780195120639

Does activism topic? This ebook solutions with a transparent "yes." American Indian Ethnic Renewal strains the expansion of the yank Indian inhabitants during the last 40 years, while the variety of local americans grew from fewer than one-half million in 1950 to almost 2 million in 1990. This quadrupling of the yankee Indian inhabitants can't be defined by way of emerging start charges, declining loss of life premiums, or immigration. in its place, the expansion within the variety of American Indians is the results of an elevated willingness of usa citizens to spot themselves as Indians. what's riding this elevated ethnic id? In American Indian Ethnic Renewal, Joane Nagel identifies numerous ancient forces that have converged to create an city Indian inhabitants base, a reservation and concrete Indian organizational infrastructure, and a large cultural weather of ethnic satisfaction and militancy. important between those forces used to be federal Indian "Termination" coverage which, sarcastically, was once designed to assimilate and de-tribalize local the US. Reactions opposed to Termination have been nurtured via the Civil Rights period surroundings of ethnic delight to turn into a valuable concentration of the local rights activist move referred to as "Red Power." This resurgence of yankee Indian ethnic satisfaction encouraged elevated Indian ethnic id, introduced a renaissance in American Indian tradition, language, artwork, and spirituality, and finally contributed to the alternative of Termination with new federal rules putting forward tribal Self- choice. American Indian Ethnic Renewal bargains a basic thought of ethnic resurgence which stresses either constitution and agency--the function of politics and the significance of collective and person action--in figuring out how ethnic teams revitalize and reinvent themselves. students and scholars of yank Indians, social activities and activism, and up to date usa historical past, in addition to the final reader drawn to local American existence, will all locate this a fascinating and informative paintings

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Strategie and Institutions in American Indian Economic Development (Los Angeles: American Indian Studies Center, 1992). 15. For discussions of the problems facing reservation (and many urban Indian communities), see Ronet Bachman, Death and Violence on the Reservation: Homicide, Family Violence, and Suicide in American Indian Populations (New York: Auburn House, 1992), and Anastasia M. : Yale University Press, 1985). 16. See Barry T. Klein, Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian, 4th ed.

55 They conclude that the liabilities associated with dark skin for blacks appear to be the result of informal processes such as prejudice and stigma. THE POLITICAL CONSTRUCTION OF ETHNICITY If informal ethnic categories and meanings can shape the everyday experiences of minority groups, formal or official ethnic labels are all the more powerful sources of identity and social experience because they carry the imprimatur of the state. When mandatory ethnicity is official, the power of 28 Ethnic Renewal the ethnic ascription is vastly reinforced.

50 And Fischer argues that the individual quest for an ethnic past and the construction of an ethnic present provides a commonality of symbolic experience that actually unifies multiethnic America: "Rather than establishing a sense of exclusivity or separation, resolutions of contemporary ethnicity tend toward a pluralistic universalism, a textured sense of being American. (We are all ethnics, in one sense . . 52 Before closing this discussion of the reasons for ethnic identification, it is worth noting a certain irony in the relationship between ethnic choice and rationality: The more ethnicity is a rational choice, the more restricted that choice is likely to be.

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