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Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film (Paperback)
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Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film (Paperback)

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Paperback 298 Pages / Published: 30/08/2009
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This title is winner of ""Choice Outstanding Academic Title"", 2008. ""Killing the Indian Maiden"" examines the fascinating and often disturbing portrayal of Native American women in film. Through discussion of thirty-four Hollywood films from the silent period to the present, M. Elise Marubbio examines the sacrificial role of the 'Celluloid Maiden' - a young Native woman who allies herself with a white male hero and dies as a result of that choice. Marubbio intertwines theories of colonization, gender, race, and film studies to ground her study in sociohistorical context, all in order to define what it means to be an American.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813192383
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 464 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


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"Winner of the 2006 Peter C. Rollins Annual Book Award." --


""An abundantly detailed and sophisticated study of the depiction of Native American women in film by a scholar who has mastered the latest currents of critical race theory and post-colonial theory. Erudite, yet accessible, the book offers a fresh and provocative angle on the Western, the genre that dominated American cinema across much of the twentieth century."--Steven Mintz, author of Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood Fills a ga" --


""Named one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles in its January 2008 issue."--Choice" --


""Other film scholars have studied the portrayal of Native Americans in film. Unlike other works, Marubbio's work is tightly focused on the depiction of female characters. In addition to film studies, this work makes a valuable contribution to women's studies."--American Indian Quarterly" --


""A refreshing rereading of a familiar subject... demonstrates theoretical sophistication and scholarly poise in highly readable prose.... This is a valuable text. It should find a place not only in research libraries and undergraduate classrooms, but also as the cornerstone to subsequent studies of Native Americans and film."--Journal of the West" --

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