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Individuality incorporated : Indians and the multicultural modern

Author: Joel Pfister
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
Series: New Americanists.
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Joel Pfister examines how the US government has attempted over time to dictate to Native Americans how they should view their own individuality. He illustrates how concepts of individuality can be very different & how the federal blueprint for an 'Indian' falls far short of any objective reality.
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Genre/Form: History
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Pfister, Joel.
Individuality incorporated.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)653398878
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Pfister
ISBN: 082233254X 9780822332541 0822332922 9780822332923
OCLC Number: 52706577
Description: xiv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Lessons Indians Can Teach American Studies about the Rule of Individuality --
Categorizing and Institutionalizing Indians and Individuals --
Carlisle as Individualizing Factory: Making Indians, Individuals, Workers --
Digesting "Indians": Assimilation as Individualizing --
Possessive and Domestic Individualizing: Treason to the Tribe --
Complexity, Critical Thinking, and Performance at Carlisle --
Pratt's Carlisle (1879-1904): Class, Race, Warfare --
Carlisle, Consumer Culture, and Loaded Cultural Relativism (1904-1918) --
Education for What? --
The School of Savagery: "Indian" Formations of Subjectivity and Carlisle --
Literary Indianizing: Discourses of Native Cultural Subjectivity --
Parodying Parroting: Faking Individual and Indian --
Multicultural Modernity Incorporated --
Modernist Multiculturalism: Lawrence, Luhan, and the White Therapeutic Indianizing of "Lost" White Individuality --
Toward Therapeutic Imperialism: Garland and the Modernizing of Digestion Management --
White Therapeutic Primitivism and the Indian Business: Environmental, Soulful, and Literary "Indians" --
Giving Them the Business: "Indians" in the Therapeutic and Modernist Marketplace --
Rhythmic Ethnomodernism: Luhan, Lawrence, Austin, and the Fantasy of Individualized Liberation in Tribal Scenes --
"Indians" in the Bloodstream: The Politics of Lawrence's Psychological Critique of American Individualizing --
Indians Inc.: Collier's New Deal Diversity Management --
Collier's Saviourism: Radical Polemicist against Individualizing.
Series Title: New Americanists.
Responsibility: Joel Pfister.
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Explores the drive of whites to "individualize" Indians -- showing them how they should pursue happiness, find the meaning of life and how they should labour  Read more...

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