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Ethnic Borders and Cultural Boundaries in Native North America
AMST 355 FA
This course explores multiple ways of comprehending ethnic/national borders and cultural boundaries in Native America. Borders and boundaries will be defined biologically in terms of metis/mestizo identity studies. The
study of geographical boundedness will provide a means to better understand Native communities. Cosmologically the course will examine religious syncretism as well as the contested notions of traditions/change.
boundaries will be considered locally, nationally and transnationally so that tribal governments, nation status and issues of sovereignty can be reviewed. Through historical and contemporary case studies and guest
this team-taught course will provide students theoretical grounding in the field of indigenous/border studies.
Abbot, Lawrence, I STAND IN THE CENTER OF THE GOOD
Anzaldua, Gloria, BODERLANDS/LA FRONTERA
Barth, Frederik, ETHNIC GROUPS AND BOUNDARIES
Basso, Keith and Steven Feld, SENSES OF PLACE
Griffiths, Nicholas and
Fernando Cervantes, SPIRITUAL ENCOUNTERS: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND NATIVE RELIGIONS IN COLONIAL AMERICA
Knack, Martha C. and Omer C. Stewart, AS LONG AS THE RIVER SHALL RUN
CROSSBLOODS: BONE COURTS, BINGO AND OTHER REPO
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Students will attend all seminar meetings and guest lectures; complete weekly writing assignments based on the readings and participate in group presentations. A final project will allow students to utilize written
and/or visual media to reflect their
response to course materials.
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