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Publisher Comments:

In this exciting interdisciplinary collection, scholars, activists, and media producers explore the emergence of Indigenous media: forms of media expression conceptualized, produced, and created by Indigenous peoples around the globe. Whether discussing Maori cinema in New Zealand or activist community radio in Colombia, the contributors describe how native peoples use both traditional and new media to combat discrimination, advocate for resources and rights, and preserve their cultures, languages, and aesthetic traditions. By representing themselves in a variety of media, Indigenous peoples are also challenging misleading mainstream and official state narratives, forging international solidarity movements, and bringing human rights violations to international attention.

Global Indigenous Media addresses Indigenous self-representation across many media forms, including feature film, documentary, animation, video art, television and radio, the Internet, digital archiving, and journalism. The volumeandrsquo;s sixteen essays reflect the dynamism of Indigenous media-making around the world. One contributor examines animated films for children produced by Indigenous-owned companies in the United States and Canada. Another explains how Indigenous media producers in Burma (Myanmar) work with NGOs and outsiders against the countryandrsquo;s brutal regime. Still another considers how the Ticuna Indians of Brazil are positioning themselves in relation to the international community as they collaborate in creating a CD-ROM about Ticuna knowledge and rituals. In the volumeandrsquo;s closing essay, Faye Ginsburg points out some of the problematic assumptions about globalization, media, and culture underlying the term andldquo;digital ageandrdquo; and claims that the age has arrived. Together the essays reveal the crucial role of Indigenous media in contemporary media at every level: local, regional, national, and international.

Contributors: Lisa Brooten, Kathleen Buddle, Cache Collective, Michael Christie, Amalia Candoacute;rdova,

Galina Diatchkova, Priscila Faulhaber, Louis Forline, Jennifer Gauthier, Faye Ginsburg, Alexandra Halkin, Joanna Hearne, Ruth McElroy, Mario A. Murillo, Sari Pietikandauml;inen, Juan Francisco Salazar,

Laurel Smith, Michelle Stewart, Pamela Wilson

Synopsis:

Explores how indigenous peoples are entering, using, and creating new social spaces in a globalizing media environment, mapping this emergent trend across the globe.

About the Author

Global Indigenous Media is a necessary, urgent, and conceptually brilliant volume. Each essay is a gem. Taken together, they change how one thinks about Indigenous media and they reveal its importance in the transnational media landscapes of the twenty-first century.”—Patricia R. Zimmermann, author of States of Emergency: Documentaries, Wars, Democracies
“All scholars and practitioners interested in the global Indigenous mediascape will want to have access to this excellent volume packed with original contributions from all over the world.”—Harald E. L. Prins, former visual anthropology editor, American Anthropologist, and past president, Society for Visual Anthropology

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Indigeneity and Indigenous Media on the Global Stage / Pamela Wilson and Michelle Stewart 1

Part I: From Poetics and Politics: Indigenous Media Aesthetics and Style

1. Imperfect Media and the Politics of Indulgence Video in Latin America / Juan Francisco Salazar and Amalia Cordova 39

2. andquot;Lest Others Speak for Usandquot;: The Neglected Roots and Uncertain Future of Maori Cinema in New Zealand / Jennifer Gautheir 58

3. Cache: Provisions and Productions in Contemporary Igloolik Video / Cache Collective 74

4. Indigenous Animation: Educational Programming, Narrative Interventions, and Children's Cultures / Joanne Hearne 89

Part II: Indigenous Activism, Advocacy, and Empowerment Through Media

5. Media as our Mirror: Indigenous Media of Burma (Myanmar) / Lisa Brooten 111

6. Transistor Resistors: Native Women's Radio in Canada and the Social Organization of Political Space from Below / Kathleen Buddle 128

7. Weaving a Communication Quilt in Colombia: Civil Conflict, Indigenous Resistance, and Community Radio in Northern Cauca / Mario A. Murillo 145

8. Outside the Indigenous Lens: Zapatistas and Autonomous Videomaking / Alexander Halkin 160

Part III: Cultural Identity, Preservation, and Community-Building Through Media

9. The Search for Well-Being: Placing Development with Indigenous Identity / Laurel Smith 183

10. andquot;To Breathe Two Airsandquot;: Empowering Indigenous Sami Media / Sari Pietikainen 197

11. Indigenous Media as an Important Resource for Russia's Indigenous Peoples / Galina Diatchkova 214

12. Indigenous Minority-Language Media: S4C, Cultural Identity, and the Welsh-Language Televisual Community / Ruth McElroy 232

Part IV: New Technologies, Timeless Knowledges: Digital and Interactive Media

13. Recollecting Indigenous Thinking in a CD-ROM / Priscila Faulhaber and Louis Forline 253

14. Digital Tools and the Management of Australian Aboriginal Desert Knowledge / Michael Christie 270

15. Rethinking the Digital Age / Faye Ginsburg 287

References 307

About the Contributors 335

Index 341

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822343080
Author:
Wilson, Pamela
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Editor:
Stewart, Michelle
Author:
Stewart, Michelle
Author:
Gauthier, Jennifer
Author:
Salazar, Juan F.
Subject:
Intercultural communication
Subject:
Communication and culture
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 illustrations, 1 table
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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