Walking A Tightrope: Aboriginal People And Their Representations


Lischke, Ute; David T. McNab (Eds.)

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Lischke, Ute; David T. McNab (Eds.). Walking A Tightrope: Aboriginal People And Their Representations. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. ISBN: 9780889204607. pp. xix, 276. 8vo. Black-and-white photographs, charts, tables, illustrations, et al. Black cloth over boards, gilt lettering to the spine. Small bookplate affixed to ffep otherwise contents bright, clean, and unmarked with tight, sound binding; near fine in near fine dustjcaket. Scarce in commerce. Assoication copy, our offering formerly belonging to Wab Kinew, provincial leader of the Mantioba New Democrats. Hardcover. ”Walking a Tightrope plays an important role in the dynamic historical process of ongoing change in the representation of Aboriginal peoples. It locates and examines the multiplicity and distinctiveness of Aboriginal voices and their representations, both as they portray themselves and as others have characterized them. In addition to exploring perspectives and approaches to the representation of Aboriginal peoples, it also looks at Native notions of time (history), land, cultures, identities, and literacies. Until these are understood by non-Aboriginals, Aboriginal people will continue to be misrepresented–both as individuals and as groups. By acknowledging the complex and unique legal and historical status of Aboriginal peoples, we can begin to understand the culture of Native peoples in North America. Until then, given the strength of stereotypes, Native people have come to expect no better representation than a paraphrase.” (#2364) $75.00