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Indians on Display free pdf Even as their nations and cultures were being destroyed by colonial expansion across the continent, American Indians became a form of entertainment, sometimes dangerous and violent, sometimes primitive and noble. Creating a fictional wild west, entrepreneurs then exported it around the world. Exhibitions by George Catlin, paintings by Charles King, and Wild West shows by Buffalo Bill Cody were viewed by millions worldwide. Norman Denzin uses a series of performance pieces with historical, contemporary, and fictitious characters to provide a cultural critique of how this version of Indians, one that existed only in the western imagination, was commodified and sold to a global audience. He then calls for a rewriting of the history of the American west, one devoid of minstrelsy and racist pageantry, and honouring the contemporary cultural and artistic visions of people whose ancestors were shattered by American expansionism.

About Norman K. Denzin

Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, and Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. One of the world's foremost authorities on qualitative research and cultural criticism, Denzin is the author or editor of more than two dozen books, including The Qualitative Manifesto- Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire- Reading Race- Interpretive Ethnography- The Cinematic Society- The Voyeur's Gaze- and The Alcoholic Self . He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly , co-editor (with Yvonna S. Lincoln) of four editions of the landmark Handbook of Qualitative Research , coeditor (with Michael D. Giardina) of a series of plenary volumes from the annual Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, co-editor (with Lincoln) of the methods journal Qualitative Inquiry , founding editor of Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies and International Review of Qualitative Research , editor of three book series, and founding director of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.

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Author : Norman K. Denzin
Publisher : Left Coast Press Inc
Data Published : 30 May 2013
ISBN : 1611320895
EAN : 9781611320893
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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