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The Resource Encyclopedia of American Indian issues today, Russell M. Lawson, editor

Encyclopedia of American Indian issues today, Russell M. Lawson, editor

Label
Encyclopedia of American Indian issues today
Title
Encyclopedia of American Indian issues today
Statement of responsibility
Russell M. Lawson, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As sovereign entities living amid larger societies, Indian reservations -- and the lifestyle of the inhabitants within -- prompt curiosity among outsiders. American Indians also have a sense of community that often creates further separation from surrounding non-Native areas. Not surprisingly, these factors fuel the enigmatic reputation of tribal nations and contribute to the disparate way of life between Indians and their North American neighbors. Despite the fact that 565 federally-recognized tribes exist on the continent of North America, non-Native Americans typically know very little about the modern world of American Indians. In a few instances, the uneasy coexistence of the two cultures has served to create controversy, such as fake Indians fraudulently leveraging ethnicity-based benefits, U.S. officials disposing of nuclear waste near reservations, and sports clubs basing mascots on cultural stereotypes. This survey scrutinizes the historical background, as well as the contemporary issues of American Indian societies as both part of -- and completely separate from -- the world around them
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.897003
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E76.2
LC item number
.E527 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lawson, Russell M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indianer
  • Soziale Situation
  • Staat
  • Minderheitenpolitik
  • Nordamerika
Label
Encyclopedia of American Indian issues today, Russell M. Lawson, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1: People and places. Borderlands: Change, resistance, and assimilation -- Family: Traditional kinship in the modern world -- Indian city life -- Indian demographics: Definitions, numbers, and politics -- Urban Indians: The impact of urbanization -- Women: Changes in identity and power -- Economy and work. Advertising and Indian identity -- American Indian poverty in urban areas -- American Indian poverty on reservations -- Gaming and casinos -- Tourist industry: Economic and social costs and benefits -- Tribal economic diversification -- Unemployment -- Indian colleges and universities: Boarding schools to Native American Studies -- Indian schools: History of schooling models -- Literacy and illiteracy -- Native American deaf -- Public education: Current issues and legislation -- Red English: Language and American Indian English -- Health: Body and mind, private and public. Domestic abuse -- Healthcare of American Indians -- The Indian Child Welfare Act -- Orphans -- Psychological and emotional problems -- Sexual issues -- Substance abuse -- Traditional healing and modern medicine -- Ideas and identity: Issues of Indian identity, spirituality, traditional and modern thought. Cultural preservation: Artifacts, traditions, and laws -- Fake Indians: Modern day Native American identity -- Historic preservation: American Indian inclusion and contributions -- Indian mascots -- Indian ways of knowing -- Indians and civilization: Shaping society into the future -- Kennewick Man and the controversy over ownership of Indian remains -- Missionaries and the translation of the Bible into indigenous languages -- Modernization of American Indian culture -- National Museum of the American Indian: Contributing to American culture -- Native spirituality and Christianity -- Repatriation -- Scientists: Supporting the development of American Indians in science -- Stereotypes
  • Volume 2: Sovereignty and dependence: Rights, reservations, recognition. American Indian athletes: Individual contributions in the face of challenges -- American Indian smoke shops: Struggles for economic independence -- Bureau of Indian Affairs: A historical and contemporary mission -- Federal recognition -- Federal reservations -- Indian Civil Rights -- Indian sovereignty -- Indians and the U.S. Constitution -- Race relations -- Racism -- Reservations and college athletics: Identifying and nurturing talent -- State recognition -- Law, politics, and conflict. American Indians and the military -- Genocide -- Grassroots politics: Historical and contemporary activism -- Indian Tribal Courts and the U.S. Court System -- Indian trust lands managed by the federal government -- Indians and Congress -- Law enforcement in Indian country -- Leadership: Formal and informal leadership within tribes -- Political activism: Examining the issues -- Prisons and Indians -- Red power: The American Indian Movement -- Tribal government: Local decision-making and law enforcement -- American Indian expression. American Indian Art: Maintaining culture, tradition, and identity -- American Indian theater and performance: Political, cultural, and artistic empowerment -- Film media about Indians: Representations and misrepresentations -- Film media by Indians: Native voices -- Fraudulent Indian art -- Music: Vibrant elements of American Indian culture -- Print media by Indians: Words and ideas of American Indians -- Environment. American Indians and solid waste -- Climate change -- Environmental racism -- Nuclear waste -- Pollution -- Preserving habitats -- Tribal land use -- Canadian Indians and other aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian government -- Biocolonialism: Genetic science and aboriginal people in Canada -- Human rights of indigenous people worldwide -- Missionaries to Canada's First Nations -- Worldwide indigenous activism
Control code
ocn780481158
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
2 volumes ([xxviii]-808 pages)
Isbn
9780313381447
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012031756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780313381447
  • (OCoLC)780481158
Label
Encyclopedia of American Indian issues today, Russell M. Lawson, editor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1: People and places. Borderlands: Change, resistance, and assimilation -- Family: Traditional kinship in the modern world -- Indian city life -- Indian demographics: Definitions, numbers, and politics -- Urban Indians: The impact of urbanization -- Women: Changes in identity and power -- Economy and work. Advertising and Indian identity -- American Indian poverty in urban areas -- American Indian poverty on reservations -- Gaming and casinos -- Tourist industry: Economic and social costs and benefits -- Tribal economic diversification -- Unemployment -- Indian colleges and universities: Boarding schools to Native American Studies -- Indian schools: History of schooling models -- Literacy and illiteracy -- Native American deaf -- Public education: Current issues and legislation -- Red English: Language and American Indian English -- Health: Body and mind, private and public. Domestic abuse -- Healthcare of American Indians -- The Indian Child Welfare Act -- Orphans -- Psychological and emotional problems -- Sexual issues -- Substance abuse -- Traditional healing and modern medicine -- Ideas and identity: Issues of Indian identity, spirituality, traditional and modern thought. Cultural preservation: Artifacts, traditions, and laws -- Fake Indians: Modern day Native American identity -- Historic preservation: American Indian inclusion and contributions -- Indian mascots -- Indian ways of knowing -- Indians and civilization: Shaping society into the future -- Kennewick Man and the controversy over ownership of Indian remains -- Missionaries and the translation of the Bible into indigenous languages -- Modernization of American Indian culture -- National Museum of the American Indian: Contributing to American culture -- Native spirituality and Christianity -- Repatriation -- Scientists: Supporting the development of American Indians in science -- Stereotypes
  • Volume 2: Sovereignty and dependence: Rights, reservations, recognition. American Indian athletes: Individual contributions in the face of challenges -- American Indian smoke shops: Struggles for economic independence -- Bureau of Indian Affairs: A historical and contemporary mission -- Federal recognition -- Federal reservations -- Indian Civil Rights -- Indian sovereignty -- Indians and the U.S. Constitution -- Race relations -- Racism -- Reservations and college athletics: Identifying and nurturing talent -- State recognition -- Law, politics, and conflict. American Indians and the military -- Genocide -- Grassroots politics: Historical and contemporary activism -- Indian Tribal Courts and the U.S. Court System -- Indian trust lands managed by the federal government -- Indians and Congress -- Law enforcement in Indian country -- Leadership: Formal and informal leadership within tribes -- Political activism: Examining the issues -- Prisons and Indians -- Red power: The American Indian Movement -- Tribal government: Local decision-making and law enforcement -- American Indian expression. American Indian Art: Maintaining culture, tradition, and identity -- American Indian theater and performance: Political, cultural, and artistic empowerment -- Film media about Indians: Representations and misrepresentations -- Film media by Indians: Native voices -- Fraudulent Indian art -- Music: Vibrant elements of American Indian culture -- Print media by Indians: Words and ideas of American Indians -- Environment. American Indians and solid waste -- Climate change -- Environmental racism -- Nuclear waste -- Pollution -- Preserving habitats -- Tribal land use -- Canadian Indians and other aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian government -- Biocolonialism: Genetic science and aboriginal people in Canada -- Human rights of indigenous people worldwide -- Missionaries to Canada's First Nations -- Worldwide indigenous activism
Control code
ocn780481158
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
2 volumes ([xxviii]-808 pages)
Isbn
9780313381447
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012031756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780313381447
  • (OCoLC)780481158

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