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[ecrea] New Book: Global Indigenous Media

Thu Apr 17 23:47:32 GMT 2008

>Available June 2008
>Global Indigenous Media:
>Cultures, Poetics, and Politics
>Pamela Wilson and Michelle Stewart, editors
>In this exciting interdisciplinary collection, scholars, activists, and
>media producers explore the emergence of Indigenous media: forms of media
>expression conceptualized, produced, and/or created by Indigenous peoples
>around the globe. Whether discussing Maori cinema in New Zealand or
>community radio in Colombia, the contributors describe how native peoples
>are utilizing both traditional and new media to combat discrimination, to
>advocate for resources and rights, and to 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
>Global Indigenous Media addresses Indigenous self-representation across
>many media forms, including feature film, documentary, animation, video
>art, television and radio broadcasting, Internet sites, digital archiving,
>and journalism. The volumes 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
>of Burma (Myanmar) work with NGOs and outsiders against the countrys
>brutal regime. Still another considers how the Ticuna Indians of Brazil
>are positioning themselves in relation to the international community as
>they collaborate in the creation of a CD-ROM featuring Ticuna knowledge
>and rituals. In the volumes closing essay, Faye Ginsburg points out some
>of the problematic assumptions about globalization, media, and culture
>underlying the term the digital age and claims that it has arrived.
>Taken together, the essays reveal the crucial role of Indigenous media in
>contemporary media at every level: local, regional, national, and
>Contributors. Lisa Brooten, Kathleen Buddle, Cache Collective, Michael
>Christie, Amalia Córdova, Galina Diatchkova, Priscila Faulhaber, Louis
>Forline, Jennifer L. Gauthier, Faye Ginsburg, Alexandra Halkin, Joanna
>Hearne, Ruth McElroy, Mario A. Murillo, Sari Pietikäinen, Juan Francisco
>Salazar, Laurel Smith, Michelle Stewart, Pamela Wilson
>Pamela Wilson is Associate Professor of Communication
>at Reinhardt College in Waleska, Georgia. Michelle Stewart is Associate
>Professor and Coordinator of Cinema Studies at the State University of New
>York, Purchase.
>June 2008. 360 pages, 30 illustrations
>978-0-8223-4308-0, paper $24.95
>978-0-8223-4291-5, library cloth $89.95
>EASA Media Anthropology Network
>For further information please contact:
>Dr. Sigurjon Hafsteinsson
>University of Iceland
>(sbh /at/
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