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Representations "Portraits of the White Man" by Keith H. Basso The content is important to focus on His topic is quite unusual (and engaging) Conducted in the mid 1960s The ____ Tribe (16,000 people) Apache The emic (insiders) perspective the author is gathering is only shared between Apaches It is very hard for outsiders to gain access to the Apache culture The audience the book is geared toward are white people This book talks about how the Apache view "outsiders" What are they? Joking imitations of the white man (performed by Apaches, for Apaches) The joker (plays the white person) The object of the joke (an Apache) Joking performances is an attempt to make sense of the white man Lessons about appropriate and inappropriate behavior
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