AJ27051 Současné indiánské komunity

Filozofická fakulta
jaro 2010
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Jeffrey Alan Vanderziel, B.A. (přednášející)
Ing. Mgr. Jiří Rambousek, Ph.D.
Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky - Filozofická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Tomáš Hanzálek
Čt 8:20–9:55 G32
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Cíle předmětu
Students successfully completing this seminar should be able to discuss the situation of Native Americans in the United States and Canada today. They should be able to distinguish between the stereotypes which are held about this group of peoples, both in North America and in Europe and the reality of the indigenous experience. Students should be able to discuss, analyze and evaluate the historical causes that have resulted in the current situation of individual bands, nations or other groups of indigenous peoples in North America.
  • This seminar will be divided into two parts. The first will look at modern (post-1865) historical relations between Native Americans and the various European/American entities with whom they had to deal, i.e. the U.S. and Canadian governments as well as organizations such as the Hudson's Bay Company and missionary societies. In the second part, we will look at contemporary Native American society and the particular issues which are of relevance to this unique community. These will include cultural issues (e.g., education, freedom of religion, language preservation), economic (reservation economic development, the impact of gambling, unemployment), legal issues (tribal self-government, land claims) and social issues (alcoholism, drug abuse, etc.).
  • Week 1: Course Introduction. Ishi: The middle is an end and a beginning
  • Reading: Rockafellar and Starn, Gordon, Fagan and Davis.
  • Part I: Background
  • Week 2: Historical Background: The Noble Savage, the concept of Terra nullis.
  • Reading: Takaki, Chapter 1.
  • Week 3: Historical Background: Relocation, "Indian Wars," Neglect and Termination
  • Reading: Takaki, Chapter 4 and Chapter 9, and Dickason, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2.
  • Week 4: Themes in Nineteenthth Century Writings: Responses to European Settlement
  • Reading: Historical oratory, Kaiser. Group Selection
  • Week 5: Historical Background: Indian Power, Land Claims: The 1960s to the Present
  • Reading: Takaki, Chapter 14; Olson and Wilson, Chapters 7 & 8;.
  • Film: Incident at Oglala
  • Part II: Issues
  • In addition to the short stories assigned each week, there will be a number of academic articles and (current) newspaper reports dealing with these issues in general or the specific topic to be discussed each week.
  • Week 6: Where are Native Americans today? An overview of the political, economic, social, and demographic situation.
  • Reading: Goodman-Draper.
  • Film: Kanehsatake
  • Week 7: Political Sovereignty and Land. Case Issue: The Nisga'a
  • Reading: Coon Come
  • Week 8: Social and Family Issues
  • Reading: Presentation topic announcement
  • Week 9: Development and Economy
  • Vinje
  • Film: Powwow Highway
  • Week 10: Education
  • Cook
  • Film: Smoke Signals
  • Week 11: Presentations
  • Week 12: Presentations
  • Week 13: Presentations
    povinná literatura
  • Olson, James S. and Raymond Wilson. Native Americans in the Twentieth Century. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.1986
  • TAKAKI, Ronald. A different mirror :a history of multicultural America. 1st ed. Boston: Back Bay Books, 1993. ix, 508 s. ISBN 0-316-83111-5. info
Výukové metody
Seminars with student participation, readings, films
Metody hodnocení
The breakdown of the marking is as follows:
- Class participation: 10%
- Journal: 20%
- Oral presentation: 20%
- Research paper: 50%
Vyučovací jazyk
Další komentáře
Předmět je vyučován jednou za dva roky.
Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích jaro 2000, jaro 2001, podzim 2002, podzim 2004, jaro 2006, jaro 2007, jaro 2008, jaro 2009, podzim 2011, jaro 2014, jaro 2016, jaro 2019, podzim 2023.