In this Book
This volume examines Native performance using a variety of lenses, such as feminism, literary and film theory, and postcolonial discourse. Through the many unique voices of the contributors, major themes are explored, such as indigenous self-representations in performance, representations by nonindigenous people, cultural authenticity in performance and representation, and cross-fertilization between cultures. Authors introduce important, though sometimes controversial, issues as they consider the effects of miscegenation on traditional customs, racial discrimination, Native women’s position in a multicultural society, and the relationship between authenticity and hybridity in Native performance.
An important addition to the new and growing field of Native performance, Wilmer’s book cuts across disciplines and areas of study in a way no other book in the field does. It will appeal not only to those interested in Native American studies but also to those concerned with women’s and gender studies, literary and film studies, and cultural studies.
Table of Contents
- Part I. Reframing Dance, Performance, and Traditional Stories for a Postmodern Era
- pp. 17-18
- Part II. The Native Body in Performance
- pp. 95-96
- Part III. Native Representation in Drama
- pp. 153-154
- Part IV. Challenging Stereotypes through Film
- pp. 205-206