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Visual representations of Native Americans : transnational contexts and perspectives

Author: Karsten Fitz
Publisher: Heidelberg : Universitätsverlag Winter, [2012], ©2012.
Series: American studies (Munich, Germany), v. 218.
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This volume brings together interdisciplinary research that attends to local specificity as well as the global -- transnational -- circulation of a visual image repertoire of Native Americans. Located at the intersection between Visual Culture Studies and American Studies, the contributions gathered here are investigating the transnational dimensions of the creation, production, circulation, consumption, projection,  Read more...
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Named Person: Visuelle Medien.; Indianer.; Bildliche Darstellung.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karsten Fitz
ISBN: 9783825360184 3825360180
OCLC Number: 792796116
Description: 302 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Transnational contexts of and perspectives on studying visual representations of Native Americans : an introduction / Karsten Fritz --
Indigenous skins : Indian costumes at the Court of Wü̈rttemberg / Maike Christadler --
Savage or savant? : America's image in early modern Italy / Christopher J. Pastore --
The visual representation of the American Indian in Czech translations and adaptations of James Fenimore Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans" / Michal Peprník --
German Postcard Indians : from the Wild West to Mother Earth : a mass medium, individually used / Karl Markus Kreis --
Edward Curtis : photography and disanalogy / Gerald Vizenor --
Documents of an encounter : Edward Curtis and the Kwakwa̲ka̲'wakw First Nations / Rebecca Peabody --
Fighting like Indians : the "Indian Scout Syndrome" in U.S. and German war reports during World War II / Frank Usbeck --
The "Disciplined Imagination" : Karl Bodmer's expeditionary art as historical documents / Robert Lee --
Staged Indians : representations of Native Americans in German theater and Karl May Festivals / Dana Weber --
Formations of 'Indian' fantasies : European museums and the decontextualization of Native American art and artifacts / Miriam Jordan and Julian Jason Haladyn --
Born to be wild? : Jim Jarmusch's, "Dead Man," Terrence Malick's, "The New World," and filmic revisionism / Miriam Strube --
Global comments : transnational views of Pocahontas and early White-Native interactions in Terrence Malick's, "The New World" / Heike Bungert --
Rituals of citizenship in Winold Reiss's Indian portraits : a transnational reading / Indian mimicry at the German circus : Henryk Sienkiewicz's, "Sachem" as a document of Polish colonial literature / Dirk Uffelmann --
The luck of the draw : transnationality, Pueblo casinos, and outsider art / Jane Sinclair.
Series Title: American studies (Munich, Germany), v. 218.
Responsibility: edited by Karsten Fitz.

Abstract:

This volume brings together interdisciplinary research that attends to local specificity as well as the global -- transnational -- circulation of a visual image repertoire of Native Americans. Located at the intersection between Visual Culture Studies and American Studies, the contributions gathered here are investigating the transnational dimensions of the creation, production, circulation, consumption, projection, reception, and perception of visual representations of Native Americans from colonial times to the 21st century. "The Indian" as image, stereotype, icon, and metaphor was -- and often still is -- fabricated in a transnational sphere of influence and needs to be read within the respective national, cultural, historical, and political contexts in which it was/is produced. Both, the cultural functions of such visual appropriations for those who construct them as well as the creative responses to these fabrications by Native American visual artists are scrutinized in this collection.
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