Indian Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction: First Nations' Voices Speak Out
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Indian Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction: First Nations' Voices Speak Out

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According to an early 1990s study, 95 percent of what college students know about Native Americans was acquired through the media, leading to widespread misunderstandings of First Nations peoples. Sierra Adare contends that negative "Indian" stereotypes do physical, mental, emotional, and financial harm to First Nations individuals.

At its core, this book is a social study...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by University of Texas Press
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Jarrah
This is a really fascinating book for anyone interested in media literacy, First Nations issues, or science fiction. Adare does one of the best jobs I've seen making visible and clear the stereotypes around "Indians" in pop culture and why they're so harmful - even the ostensibly positive ones. The majority of the book looks at the results of surveying groups of First Nations people after watching various episodes of TV science fiction shows, including "Indian" episodes of Quantum Leap, The Adve...more
Lauren
A very intriguing study for any who are interested in the depictions of native peoples in science fiction television. This is not a highly "theoretical" book, but a study of every day First Nations people's responses to depictions supposedly of themselves in 7 specific episodes of science fiction television (including one original Star Trek episode, one Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, two Star Trek: Voyager episodes, one episode of My Favorite Martian, one of Quantum Leap and one of The...more
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