Essays about: "Native Americans"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 essays containing the words Native Americans.

  1. 1. Prejudice Within Native American Communities : - a literary study of the prejudice expressed in Love Medicine and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Engelska

    Author : Cecilia Lindström; [2017]
    Keywords : acculturation; internalisation; Louise Erdrich; Love Medicine; Native American; prejudice; Sherman Alexie; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian; white society;

    Abstract : The Native American characters in Love Medicine and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian experience prejudice from other Native Americans and suffer from internalized norms and values. This study examines whether or not the prejudice the fictional characters in Love Medicine and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indianexperience and express as Native Americans unite them as a community or not. READ MORE

  2. 2. Native Americans on Screen in 1939 and 2015 : A Postcolonial Study on the Portrayal of the Indigenous People of America in Films and How to Adapt it into the EFL Classroom

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för film och litteratur (IFL)

    Author : Emil Pettersson; [2017]
    Keywords : Western films; Postcolonialism; Stagecoach; The Revenant; representation; portrayal; description; Upper Secondary students; EFL;

    Abstract : The essay originates from the idea that the United States has a history of racism evidenced in the displacement and discrimination of Native Americans and that the representation of Native Americans in films reflects the changing views of the indigenous population in the surrounding society. The purpose of this essay is to investigate how the Native American characters are portrayed in western films. READ MORE

  3. 3. American Progress - A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis

    University essay from Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Julian Donno; [2017]
    Keywords : Foucault; American Progress; Crèvecoeur; 19th century American landscape paintings; Sublime; America; Power; Power knowledge; Discourse; Language; Culture;

    Abstract : 19th century America is shaped greatly by territorial expansion into Native American lands. A famous painting which represents this process is called American Progress by John Gast. READ MORE

  4. 4. Sundown and Problems of Anti-Development in Petro-Modernity

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Institutionen för kultur och lärande

    Author : Sofiya Volkova; [2016]
    Keywords : Modernity; petroleum; oil; Native Americans; Osage; petro-modernity; development;

    Abstract : This essay takes the novel Sundown (1934), written by Native American writer John Joseph Mathews in the context of the Osage oil boom, as a literary source in order to address the question of how oil projects expectations of a glorious future, but actually prevents development in a colonial context. In this paper modernity is seen as a process of creation and destruction, able to create new ways of living and destroying the previous order, able to cause problems, but also find solutions in its never-ending movement. READ MORE

  5. 5. Transcultural Zone: Hybridity and Frontier Theory in Callahan’s Wynema: A Child of the Forest.

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Institutionen för kultur och lärande

    Author : Caroline Browé; [2015]
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    Abstract : The terms “Indian” and “Native American” do not only signify the indigenous peoples of America, but also includes stereotypical features and descriptions that are created by the Euro-Americans. The aim of this essay is to investigates what Indian identity is in Alice Callahan’s novel Wynema: A Child of the Forest (1981), and whether it promotes Indian stereotype or not. READ MORE