Fakes, Frauds, and Wannabes

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Fakes, Frauds, and Wannabes  22/04/2009 10:02:00 1.  Ethnic Fraud in a New Age 2.  Indians as a “Hobby” 3.  Social/Psychological Functions of “Going Native”  The Big Questions: Why are non-Natives so willing to claim Native identity?  Why are Native people “spoken for” more than any other ethnic group in the USA?  What explains the American appetite for “knowledge” of Native culture?  Woman who passed herself off as a Native teenager who sold drugs in LA to the gang, Bloods.  After being  exposed for her fraudulent book, the woman said that her actions were okay because she was giving a voice to  Native Americans. Ongoing Objectification? Is “Playing Indian” harmless fun? Oppressive fantasy that perpetuates colonialist attitudes?
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course CJ 3323 taught by Professor Mijares during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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