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The American Indian Mind in a Linear World: American Indian Studies and Traditional Knowledge

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Paperback, 207 pages
Published June 18th 2003 by Routledge (first published 2003)
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Malcolm
Jul 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-nations
This an uneven and ultimately disappointing book. It starts out really well with useful outlines and discussions of indigenous American epistemologies and ontologies (systems of knowledge and theories of being in and relationships with the world), and interesting and useful outline of the problems of the education of indigenous Americans and the struggles for American Indian Studies programmes in higher education, and then we get in the final major chapter a survey, well a list, of indigenous hi ...more
joshua
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this book as part of a class for my master's program in Intercultural Studies as part of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS) for the class Theology & Praxis of Pedagogy.
Fixico drew me into considering how much the Euro American concept of learning comes from linear instruction (think IKEA furniture), where you start with step 1. Indigenous learning often came at introducing the complex first, welcoming the learner into fascination and wonder. Comm
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donna
Mar 08, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anti-imperialist historians, new age academics, serious storytellers, paradigm shifters
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circuitous worldviews.
approaches to documentation of the american indian experience.
from an indian in the Academy.
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