New Book on American Indians & Popular Culture

Our new book on American Indians and popular culture arrives in February, right on the heels of ruminations about how politics and science are fused.

Because my work examines how Native American cultural values are treated in mediated discourse within scientific controversies, I contributed a chapter on Kennewick Man and constructed (media) identity for volume 1, which is dedicated primarily to media and politics.

I’m looking forward to reading the chapter by John Peacock titled, “Will electronic media be the death or rebirth of endangered American Indian languages?” I hope to learn more about the role of social media in native circles.

Other chapters examine Indians in early radio and silent films, stereotypes in advertising, and the American Indian Movement.

The second volume is dedicated to literature, arts and resistance, according to our fabulous editor, Elizabeth DeLaney Hoffman. Pow wow and museum cultures are among the topics covered.

For more information check out the book at Amazon:


About Cynthia Coleman Emery

Professor and researcher at Portland State University who studies science communication, particularly issues that impact American Indians. Dr. Coleman is an enrolled citizen of the Osage Nation.
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3 Responses to New Book on American Indians & Popular Culture

  1. chenoa says:

    this is great! can’t wait to read this. I would love to chat with you sometime. I have a survey in the market right now on Natives in Social Media. You can find me on LinkedIn or follow me on twitter; chenoab12



  2. conrad says:

    I will be saving the pennies!


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