Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, and by Michelle H. Raheja

By Michelle H. Raheja

In this deeply attractive account Michelle H. Raheja deals the 1st book-length learn of the Indigenous actors, administrators, and spectators who assisted in shaping Hollywood’s illustration of Indigenous peoples. because the period of silent motion pictures, Hollywood videos and visible tradition as a rule have supplied the first representational box on which Indigenous photographs were exhibited to non-Native audiences. those movies were hugely influential in shaping perceptions of Indigenous peoples as, for instance, a death race or as inherently not able or unwilling to evolve to alter. although, motion pictures with Indigenous plots and subplots additionally characterize no less than a point of local presence in a tradition that principally defines local peoples as absent or separate.
Native actors, administrators, and spectators have had an element in developing those cinematic representations and feature therefore advanced the dominant, and typically detrimental, messages approximately local peoples that films painting. In Reservation Reelism Raheja examines the historical past of those local actors, administrators, and spectators, reveals their contributions, and makes an attempt to create optimistic representations in movie that mirror the advanced and colourful studies of local peoples and communities.

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