The Fancy Dance of Racializing Discourse

  title={The Fancy Dance of Racializing Discourse},
  author={B. Farnell},
  journal={Journal of Sport \& Social Issues},
  pages={30 - 55}
  • B. Farnell
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Sport & Social Issues
In the United States, the Euro-American practice of using stereotypical Native American imagery and dancing in association with athletic mascots continues despite vigorous protest. This suggests that American Indians occupy a different semiotic space than other U.S. minorities who are no longer subject to such explicit racializing representations. This article asks how and why non–Native Americans endow Indian mascots with significance. Analysis of the discursive formations associated with one… Expand

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