Mediating Indianness

Response from John Wharton Lowe

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MEDIATING INDIANNESS rockets into a new frontier of Native American criticism, fearlessly exploring contemporary film, Native hip hop and photography, and exciting recent fiction.  Theoretically sophisticated, the assembled essays create a veritable palimpsest of readings by Native scholars, European experts, and creative artists.  Yet these new approaches also go back to resuscitate and interrogate prior works and cultural hallmarks, including stereotypical statuary and painting, speeches by Native leaders that deserve fresh readings, and both Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show and the James Welch novel that recreated it from a Native perspective.  Highly recommended for all students and scholars of Native American, U.S., multicultural and transatlantic studies.  

John Wharton Lowe
Barbara Methvin Distinguished Professor, University of Georgia