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The (In)Visibility Paradox: A Case Study of American Indian Iconography and Student Resistance in Higher Education

Abstract This case study explores American Indian student activist efforts to protect and promote American Indian education rights that took place during 2007-2008 at a predominantly white institution (PWI) which utilizes an American Indian tribal name as its institutional athletic nickname. Focusing on the experiences of five American Indian student activists, with supplementary testimony from three former university administrators, I explore the contextual factors that led to activism and what they wanted from the institution, how their activism influenced their academic achievement and long-term goals, how the institution and surrounding media (re)framed and (re)interpreted their resistance efforts, and, ultimately, what the university's resp... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Solyom, Jessica Ann (Author) / Brayboy, Bryan (Advisor) / Romero, Mary (Committee member) / Lee, Charles (Committee member) / Flores, Lisa (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social research / Higher education / American Indian / Mascots / Media / Race/racism / Student activism / Tribal Critical Race Theory
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 422 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Justice Studies 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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