Indigenous Lectures anth 0710
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Racist Stereotypes in Sports Imagery 1 Institutionalized Degradation a Psychic and symbolic violence i Low selfesteem ii Suicide 1 Red skin mascot in a school can create these feelings in a native American student b Tel us more about whiteness i Overt racism ii Open derision iii Regular dehumanization 1 The whites chose support and maintain the mascots and decide how they are represented 2 Structures of Exclusion a Does removal of mascot remove racism i Shows that people who are seen is those imagessymbols are differentlesser b Resentment i Students get angry when schools try to take away the symbols and lash out on the other students they once represented 1 Blame them 3 Accountability a Who is accountable i Team owner NFL Fans Schools Political leaders 1 Should the fans stop buying the merchandise b Relationship between corporations and media i Risking marketing merchandizing broadcasting revenue c Money the problem but also the key to change i Institutions don t want to risk losing money by taking away a loved symbol ii But what if everyone boycotted buying merchandise d Indian mascots not just and Indian issue i Emphasizes white superiority 4 Redskins was the term used for when European settlers would murder and scalp Native Americans for pro t a It s the mascot of DC s football team i Lol imagine if a sports team s mascot was the N word Politics of Indigeneity 1 Play Acting a Whowhat are the indigenous in our imagination b Is it disrespectful C Is it negative d Who gets to playact e Who gets to appropriate 2 Cultural Appropriation a Images of who we think Indians are b Hollywood projects these people i Should we question them 3 Who is indigenous a Descendants of original homelands b Own politics economics and social institutions c Indigenous language d Different from dominant society e Shared history of oppression and injustice 4 Indigeneity and Race a Does indigineity reinforce racial difference i Red brown yellow ii Nonwhite b Who decides criteria for identi cation i Politically dominant ii Simpli ed 5 quotMy Peoplequot a Inclusion vs Exclusion b How is membership decided c How is solidarity created i Emotions H Expedence 6 De nitive people a Set up rst governmentcivilization b Control of historical knowledge c Ignores role in dispossession displacement exploitation and oppression 7 Trail of Tears a US relocation of Indians to Oklahoma territory b Build solidarity among tribes 8 What does this mean for sports American Football and Polynesian Masculinity 1 Cultural Contact a What happens when different cultures meat b Is it always on equal terms c What direction does in uencepower ow i Weak to strong ii Strong to weak iii Con it be controlled or determined what is sharedtransmitted 2 American Imperialism a American military presence abroad i Establishment of military base ii Sports introduced through military occupation b American Military Island Warrior c Impact on indigenous ways of life i Impact on American cultural institution ii Sport as assimilation d ReligionMissionaries link to military presence 3 Faa Samoa a Samoan culture i Discipline 1 Very strict culture 2 Always listen to elders a Seen as useful in football ii Sel essness 1 Are we taking advantage of Samoan culture in football iH Loyal 4 Faafafine a Third gender b Liminal gender c Men who act in eh manner of women d Socially accepted category in American Samoa e Occupy social roles of modern society i Teachers ii Principals iii Politics f Not gay in Samoan context 5 The Rock a Seiuli Dwayne quotThe Rockquot Johnson b Tough guy vs effeminate c Balancing between American and Samoan social pressures 6 University of Hawaii a RainbowsWa rriors b Rainbows not apart of indigenous stereotype 7 Polynesian becomes football fetish 8 Traditional Culture a b c Football selects limited images Not all indigenous culture is appropriated or exported Selected images to stand for the whole i Other parts of society become ignored or negative ii Only tells part of the culture Shapes what we know about quotNative Culturequot Fa afa ne not allowed to be a mascot i Similar social categories throughout indigenous cultures 1 What does it mean for people for not Polynesian culture to do the haka 2 What about it is attractive