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Title:Invisible in the White Field: The Chicago Field Museum's Construction of Native Americans, 1893-1996, and Native American Critiques of and Alternatives to Such Representations
Author(s):Belovari, Susanne
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Martin, William G.; David Prochaska
Department / Program:Sociology
Discipline:Sociology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):History of Science
Abstract:The Field Museum 'primitive', ahistoric, and decontextualized images of America's colonized peoples exclude 500 years of colonial encounters, as well as specific information about historical and contemporary Native Americans. Whereas the museum works within a discursive field in which Native American challenges to the colonial legacy (treaty disputes, tribal enrollment and blood count definitions of ethnicity, colonial histories, internalizing of negative stereotypes, etc.,) appear nonsensical, visitors escape uncomfortable questions about their conceptions of nationhood, social identity, and history.
Issue Date:1997
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:533 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/86238
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9812531
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1997


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