American Indian Ethnic Renewal

American Indian Ethnic Renewal : Red Power and the Resurgence of Identity and Culture

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This book traces the demographic growth in the American Indian population during the past forty years, as well as the rise in native American activities during this century. It focuses special attention on the Red Power movement, which reached its climax during the Battle at Wounded Knee in 1973, and which marked a shift in native American identification, from tribal association to a pan-Indian consciousness.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195120639
  • 9780195120639

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Her work offers a refreshingly sophisticated and comprehensive view of Indian nationalism that has been missing from sociologists of the past who 'focused more on legitimate issues such as inequality and less on the content and meaning of ethnicity' ... Nagel's research is to be praised for being remarkably interdisciplinary, incorporating current anthropology, sociology, and political science research. Her work is very accessible and suitable for anyone interested in the processes of ethno-nationalism and identity construction ... an excellent starting point for examining ethnic renewal among other indigenous groups throughout the world. * Jeff Corntassel, Nations and Nationalism, 5:4 1999 *show more

About Joane Nagel

Joane Nagel is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kansas. Her work on ethnicity and nationalism includes a number of books and articles focusing on the politics of ethnicity, ethnic identity, and ethnic movements in the United States, the Middle East, and Africa. Among these publications are Competitive Ethnic Relations (with Susan Olzak, 1986) and American Indian Activism: Alcatraz to the Longest Walk (with Troy Johnson and Duane Champagne, 1997).show more

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