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RA-20241-02
Humanities Fellowships
Richard Leventhal, School for Advanced Research

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Becoming Indian: The Struggle over Cherokee Identity in the Twenty-first Century (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Becoming Indian: The Struggle over Cherokee Identity in the Twenty-first Century
Author: Circe Sturm
Abstract: The author examines Cherokee identity politics and the phenomenon of racial shifting. Racial shifters, as described by Sturm, are people who have changed their racial self-identification from non-Indian to Indian on the US Census. Many racial shifters are people who, while looking for their roots, have recently discovered their Native American ancestry. Others have family stories of an Indian great-great-grandmother or -grandfather they have not been able to document. Still others have long known they were of Native American descent, including their tribal affiliation, but only recently have become interested in reclaiming this aspect of their family history. Despite their differences, racial shifters share a conviction that they have Indian blood when asserting claims of indigeneity. Becoming Indian explores the social and cultural values that lie behind this phenomenon and delves into the motivations of these Americans from so many different walks of life to reinscribe their autobiographies and find deep personal and collective meaning in reclaiming their Indianness. Sturm points out that becoming Indian was not something people were quite as willing to do forty years ago and the willingness to do so now reveals much about the shifting politics of race and indigeneity in the United States.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/becoming-indian-the-struggle-over-cherokee-identity-in-the-twenty-first-century/oclc/671541010&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978193469144
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Centering the Kingdom, Centering the King: Maya Creation and Legitimization in San Bartolo (Book Section)
Title: Centering the Kingdom, Centering the King: Maya Creation and Legitimization in San Bartolo
Author: William Saturno
Abstract: abstract not currently available
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/art-of-urbanism-how-mesoamerican-kingdoms-represented-themselves-in-architecture-and-imagery/oclc/277086168&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Book Title: The Art of Urbanism: How Mesoamerican Kingdoms Represented Themselves in Architecture and Imagery
ISBN: 9780884023449

Rhetorics of Value: Constituting Worth and Meaning through Cultural Display (Article)
Title: Rhetorics of Value: Constituting Worth and Meaning through Cultural Display
Author: Corinne A. Kratz
Abstract: abstract not currently available
Year: 2011
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Visual Anthropology Review
Publisher: Society for Visual Anthropology


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