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Gambling on Authenticity: Gaming, the Noble Savage, and the Not-So-New Indian
edited by Becca Gercken and Julie Pelletier
Michigan State University Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-1-62896-307-6 | Paper: 978-1-61186-256-0
Library of Congress Classification E98.G18G36 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 970.00497

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In the decades since the passing of the  Pamajewon ruling in Canada and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in the United States, gaming has come to play a crucial role in how Indigenous peoples are represented and read by both Indians and non-Indians alike. This collection presents a transnational examination of North American gaming and considers the role Indigenous artists and scholars play in producing depictions of Indigenous gambling. In an effort to offer a more complete and nuanced picture of Indigenous gaming in terms of sign and strategy than currently exists in academia or the general public, Gambling on Authenticity crosses both disciplinary and geographic boundaries. The case studies presented offer a historically and politically nuanced analysis of gaming that collectively creates an interdisciplinary reading of gaming informed by both the social sciences and the humanities. A great tool for the classroom, Gambling on Authenticity works to illuminate the not-so-new Indian being formed in the public's consciousness by and through gaming.

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