Native scholar and activist Debbie Reese takes on the oft-repeated argument that "It's just fiction!" when marginalized people bring up negative stereotypes and offensive tropes in media. "Just Fiction" has a real psychological impact.
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This video is an excerpt from the Writing the Other Master Class Writing Native American Characters: How Not To Do A Rowling, taught by Debbie Reese. It is available to purchase here:http://wp.me/p7IBuN-4l
J. K. Rowling drew negative attention from Native people for what she did in her work Magic in North America. The mistakes she made were common--very common--and also easily avoidable. In this seminar, Native scholar and activist Debbie Reese talks about the missteps Rowling and many other authors have made, why they are a problem, and offers writers strategies for avoiding them and doing better.
Native Nationhood and Sovereignty
Representation and Impact
Language and Naming
Stereotypes and Tropes to Avoid
Researching Native Americans for Fiction
Worldbuilding for Speculative Fiction
The class includes both the video recording of the live seminar plus supplemental resources and reading recommendations.
Learn more about Writing the Other Master Classes: http://writingtheother.com/...