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Title:White Racism /Redface Minstrels: Regimes of Power in Representation
Author(s):Crue, Cydney Allyn
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Zine Magubane
Department / Program:Sociology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract:This research focuses on the embedded stereotypical assumptions in the expression of White Euroamerican mythologies about American Indians, prejudice and racism toward American Indians, and disrespect for Indian religious symbols, practices, and iconography. This project is a case study of the direct and indirect indexical speech and the strategies, such as altruism, used to mask the racializing language at work in the testimonies presented by students, alumni, and community members during an In-Take Session organized by the University's Board of Trustees, entitled "Dialogue on Chief Illiniwek." I argue herein that Chief Illiniwek is a discourse, a racialized regime of representation---a signifying practice---a stereotype that symbolically fixes boundaries and operates as a representational system and a tool for oppression.
Issue Date:2003
Description:287 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3111535
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2003

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