American Indians and the Urban Experience

American Indians and the Urban Experience Modern American Indian life is urban rural and everything in between Lobo and Peters have compiled an unprecedented collection of innovative scholarship stunning art poetry and prose that documen

  • Title: American Indians and the Urban Experience
  • Author: Susan Lobo
  • ISBN: 9780742502758
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
  • Modern American Indian life is urban, rural, and everything in between Lobo and Peters have compiled an unprecedented collection of innovative scholarship, stunning art, poetry, and prose that documents American Indian experiences of urban life A pervasive rural urban dichotomy still shapes the popular and scholarly perceptions of Native Americans, but this is a false exModern American Indian life is urban, rural, and everything in between Lobo and Peters have compiled an unprecedented collection of innovative scholarship, stunning art, poetry, and prose that documents American Indian experiences of urban life A pervasive rural urban dichotomy still shapes the popular and scholarly perceptions of Native Americans, but this is a false expression of a complex and constantly changing reality When viewed from the Native perspectives, our concepts of urbanity and approaches to American Indian studies are necessarily transformed Courses in Native American studies, ethnic studies, anthropology, and urban studies must be in step with contemporary Indian realities, and American Indians and the Urban Experience will be an absolutely essential text for instructors This powerful combination of path breaking scholarship and visual and literary arts from poetry and photography to rap and graffiti will be enjoyed by students, scholars, and a general audience A Choice Outstanding Academic Book.

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    1. Studying Contemporary Urban Indians through Interdisciplinary LensesDefining the “urban Indian experience” is next to impossible due to the fact that many American Indians experienced relocation and urbanization differently, a point that Lobo and Peters make quite clear in their study of urban Indians and urban identity in both the past and in a contemporary setting. As Lobo explains, the goal of this project is to bring awareness to urban Indian issues where there is otherwise “very littl [...]

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