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Native on the Net

Native on the Net

Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples in the Virtual Age

  • Author: Kyra Landzelius
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134501803
  • Category: COMPUTERS
  • Page: 352
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Exploring the influence of the Internet on the lives of indigenous and diasporic peoples, Kyra Landzelius leads a team of expert anthropologists and ethnographers who go on-site and on-line to explore how a diverse range of indigenous and transnational diasporic communities actually use the Internet. From the Taino Indians of the Caribbean, the U’wa of the Amazon rainforest, and the Tunomans and Assyrians of Iraq, to the Tingas and Zapatistas, Native on the Net is a lively and intriguing exploration of how new technologies have enabled these previously isolated peoples to reach new levels of communication and community: creating new communities online, confronting global corporations, or even challenging their own native traditions. Featuring case studies ranging from the Artic to the Australian outback, this book addresses important recurrent themes, such as the relationship between identity and place, community, traditional cultures and the nature of the ‘indigenous’. Native on the Net is a unique contribution to our knowledge of the impact of new global communication technologies on those who have traditionally been geographically, politically and economically marginalised.

Connecting Canadians

Connecting Canadians

Investigations in Community Informatics

  • Author: Andrew Howard Clement,Michael Gurstein,Graham Longford
  • Publisher: Athabasca University Press
  • ISBN: 1926836049
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 506
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Connecting Canadians represents the work of the Community Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), the largest national and international research effort to examine the burgeoning field of community informatics, a cross-disciplinary approach to the mobilization of information and communications technologies (ICT) for community change. Funded for four years by the SSHRC's Initiative for the New Economy, CRACIN systematically studied a wide variety of Canadian community ICT initiatives, bringing perspectives from sociology, computer science, critical theory, women's studies, library and information sciences, and management studies to bear on networking technologies. A comprehensive thematic account of this in-depth research, Connecting Canadians will be an essential resource for NGOs, governments, the private sector, and multilateral agencies across the globe.

Globalization’s Impact on Cultural Identity Formation

Globalization’s Impact on Cultural Identity Formation

Queer Diasporic Males in Cyberspace

  • Author: Ahmet Atay
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739185063
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
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Globalization’s Impact on Cultural Identity Formation examines the range of factors that affect the cultural identity formation of diasporic, queer bodies in the context of globalization. Atay utilizes cyber-ethnography, a critical research method, to investigate these aspects of identity as presented in mediated realities, such as web pages, chat rooms, blogs, and webcams.

Music, Indigeneity, Digital Media

Music, Indigeneity, Digital Media

  • Author: Thomas R. Hilder,Henry Stobart,Shzr Ee Tan
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
  • ISBN: 1580465730
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 236
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Investigates the significance of a range of digital technologies in contemporary Indigenous musical performance, exploring interdisciplinary issues of music production, representation, and transmission.

The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication

The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication

  • Author: Derina Holtzhausen,Ansgar Zerfass
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136207120
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 596
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The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication provides a comprehensive review of research in the strategic communication domain and offers educators and graduate-level students a compilation of approaches to and studies of varying aspects of the field. The volume provides insights into ongoing discussions that build an emerging body of knowledge. Focusing on the metatheoretical, philosophical, and applied aspects of strategic communication, the parts of the volume cover: • Conceptual foundations, • Institutional and organizational dimensions, • Implementing strategic communication, and • Domains of practice An international set of authors contributes to this volume, illustrating the broad arena in which this work is taking place. A timely volume surveying the current state of scholarship, this Handbook is essential reading for scholars in strategic communication at all levels of experience.

Indigeneity in the Courtroom

Indigeneity in the Courtroom

Law, Culture, and the Production of Difference in North American Courts

  • Author: Jennifer A. Hamilton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135864446
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 142
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The central question of this book is when and how does indigeneity in its various iterations – cultural, social, political, economic, even genetic – matter in a legal sense? Indigeneity in the Courtroom focuses on the legal deployment of indigenous difference in US and Canadian courts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Through ethnographic and historical research, Hamilton traces dimensions of indigeneity through close readings of four legal cases, each of which raises important questions about law, culture, and the production of difference. She looks at the realm of law, seeking to understand how indigeneity is legally produced and to apprehend its broader political and economic implications.

Digital Anthropology

Digital Anthropology

  • Author: Heather A. Horst,Daniel Miller
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0857852930
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 328
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Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Dynamic Fair Dealing

Dynamic Fair Dealing

Creating Canadian Culture Online

  • Author: Rosemary Coombe,Darren Wershler,Martin Zeilinger
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442665629
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 456
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Dynamic Fair Dealing argues that only a dynamic, flexible, and equitable approach to cultural ownership can accommodate the astonishing range of ways that we create, circulate, manage, attribute, and make use of digital cultural objects. The Canadian legal tradition strives to balance the rights of copyright holders with public needs to engage with copyright protected material, but there is now a substantial gap between what people actually do with cultural forms and how the law understands those practices. Digital technologies continue to shape new forms of cultural production, circulation, and distribution that challenge both the practicality and the desirability of Canada's fair dealing provisions. Dynamic Fair Dealing presents a range of insightful and provocative essays that rethink our relationship to Canadian fair dealing policy. With contributions from scholars, activists, and artists from across disciplines, professions, and creative practices, this book explores the extent to which copyright has expanded into every facet of society and reveals how our capacities to actually deal fairly with cultural goods has suffered in the process. In order to drive conversations about the cultural worlds Canadians imagine, and the policy reforms we need to realize these visions, we need Dynamic Fair Dealing.

Canada in Grainau

Canada in Grainau

A Multidisciplinary Survey of Canadian Studies After 30 Years

  • Author: Klaus-Dieter Ertler,Hartmut Lutz
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 343
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Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Gesellschaft fuer Kanada-Studien in den deutschsprachigen Laendern (GKS: Association for Canadian Studies in the German speaking countries) this collection offers an overview of the state-of-the-arts in various disciplines in Canadian Studies, such as linguistics, musicology and media studies, as well as literature and history. It opens multiple perspectives and paths for the future of our discipline. A l'occasion du 30e anniversaire de la Gesellschaft fuer Kanada-Studien in den deutschsprachigen Laendern (GKS ; Association d'Etudes canadiennes dans les pays de langue allemande), nous offrons un tour d'horizon de l'etat de la recherche dans les differentes disciplines en Etudes canadiennes, telles que la linguistique, la musicologie, les etudes sur les medias et les genres ainsi que sur la litterature et l'histoire. Ce volume offre un grand nombre de pistes et de perspectives pour l'avenir de notre discipline.

Hybrid Media Culture

Hybrid Media Culture

Sensing Place in a World of Flows

  • Author: Simon Lindgren
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135925801
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
  • View: 6131
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The distinction between online and offline realities is becoming more and more difficult to sustain. As computer-mediated communication evolves and as interaction becomes more and more dependent on the Internet, social, cultural, and political aspects begin to get caught and entangled in the web of contemporary digital communication technologies. Digital tools and platforms for communication are progressively becoming commonplace, while the cultural conceptions that surround these technologies—immediacy, constant accessibility, availability—are becoming increasingly mainstream. Hybrid Media Culture is an interdisciplinary exploration of how the online and the offline interact in present-day culture. In the aftermath of all-encompassing perspectives on ‘postmodernisation’ and ‘globalization’, there is now a pressing need for scholars of new media and society to come to terms with issues of place, embodiment, and materiality in a world of ‘virtual’ flows and ‘cyber’ culture. This book explores ways of conceptualizing the intricate intermingling of the online and the offline through case studies of hybrid media places, including: user-generated videos about self-harm; visibility, surveillance and digital media; digital communication tools and politics; and physical and virtual churches. This interdisciplinary edited collection investigates the effects of the internet and digital culture on perceptions and uses of identities, bodies and localities. It will be of interest to students and scholars of digital culture, sociology, media and communications studies, new media, body studies, politics, and science and technology studies.

Religious Communities on the Internet

Religious Communities on the Internet

Proceedings from a Conference

  • Author: Göran Larsson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789189652248
  • Category: Cyberspace
  • Page: 179
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Ties to the homeland

Ties to the homeland

second generation transnationalism

  • Author: Helen Lee
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 199
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Ties to the Homeland examines the connections maintained across national borders by the children of migrants, the "second generation." In the context of globalisation and increasing population mobility, migrants' transnational ties have become an important topic of research, yet until recently we have heard little about the reproduction of such ties in the second generation. The transnational engagements of migrants' children are crucial for understanding future trends in the global movement of people, money, goods and ideas, and they also can have a significant impact on issues of cultural identity and "belonging" for these children, who grow up outside their parents' homelands but may have dual or even multiple notions of "home." The detailed case studies in Tie to the Homeland explore the diverse transnational practices and attitudes of members of the second generation and reveal significant intergenerational differences that bring into question some of the key assumptions underlying existing work on transnationalism. The case studies focus on the children of migrants originating in regions such as Europe, the Middle East and the South Pacific, and they bring an Australian perspective to a field that has been dominated by a European and North American focus.

Being Ethnographic

Being Ethnographic

A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Ethnography

  • Author: Raymond Madden
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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Full of practical 'how to' tips for applying theoretical methods - 'doing ethnography' - this book also provides anecdotal evidence and advice for new and experienced researchers on how to engage with their own participation in the field - 'being ethnographic'. Being Ethnographic clearly sets out the important definitions, methods and applications of field research while reinforcing the infinite variability of the human subject and addressing the challenges presented by ethnographers' own passions, intellectual interests, biases and ideologies.

Learning politics from Sivaram

Learning politics from Sivaram

the life and death of a revolutionary Tamil journalist in Sri Lanka

  • Author: Mark P. Whitaker
  • Publisher: Pluto Pr
  • ISBN: 9780745323534
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 251
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This is the story of the life and impact of the political activist, journalist, and freedom fighter Sivaram Dharmeratnam. Sivaram dedicated his life to helping the Tamil people. He started out as an active participant in the war against the Sri Lankan government—in the eyes of some, a "terrorist." Yet he eventually renounced the violence it involved. Instead, he became a journalist and used his position to fearlessly critique the government—despite repeated threats on his life and the murders of other journalists. Finally, in 2005, Sivaram himself was assassinated. This remarkable book is both an intimate portrait of the man and a fascinating account of the political dilemmas that he faced—and that still face us today. It explains how an educated man adopts a position of supporting violence. And while his position softens, Sivaram remains critical of the liberal principles that govern Western policy. Written by a close friend, this unique account highlights some of the most difficult political questions facing us today.

Encyclopedia of language and education

Encyclopedia of language and education

Language socialization

  • Author: Patricia Duff,Nancy H. Hornberger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780387328751
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 379
  • View: 3356
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the State

Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the State

  • Author: David Maybury-Lewis
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 146
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'Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the State' provides a concise introduction to the process of modernization and its effect on tribalism and ethnic parochialism. Part of the 'Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change' series, this text focuses on key issues affecting indigenous and ethnic groups worldwide.

The Media and Social Theory

The Media and Social Theory

  • Author: David Hesmondhalgh,Jason Toynbee
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134061420
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
  • View: 1913
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Media studies needs richer and livelier intellectual resources. This book brings together major and emerging international media analysts to consider key processes of media change, using a number of critical perspectives. Case studies range from reality television to professional journalism, from blogging to control of copyright, from social networking sites to indigenous media, in Europe, North America, Asia and elsewhere. Among the theoretical approaches and issues addressed are: critical realism post-structuralist approaches to media and culture Pierre Bourdieu and field theory public sphere theory – including post-Habermasian versions actor network theory Marxist and post-Marxist theories, including contemporary critical theory theories of democracy, antagonism and difference. This volume is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers of cultural studies, media studies and social theory.

Dispersed But Not Destroyed

Dispersed But Not Destroyed

A History of the Seventeenth-century Wendat People

  • Author: Kathryn Magee Labelle
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 0774825553
  • Category: History
  • Page: 273
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"Situated within the area stretching from Georgian Bay in the north to Lake Simcoe in the east (also known as Wendake), the Wendat Confederacy flourished for two hundred years. By the mid-seventeenth century, however, Wendat society was under attack. Disease and warfare plagued the community, culminating in a series of Iroquois assaults that led to the dispersal of the Wendat people in 1649. Yet the Wendat did not disappear, as many historians have maintained. In Dispersed but Not Destroyed, Kathryn Magee Labelle examines the creation of a Wendat diaspora in the wake of the Iroquois attacks. By focusing the historical lens on the dispersal and its aftermath, she extends the seventeenth-century Wendat narrative. In the latter half of the century, Wendat leaders continued to appear at councils, trade negotiations, and diplomatic ventures -- including the Great Peace of Montreal in 1701 -- relying on established customs of accountability and consensus. Women also continued to assert their authority during this time, guiding their communities toward paths of cultural continuity and accommodation. Through tactics such as this, the power of the Wendat Confederacy and their unique identity was maintained. Turning the story of Wendat conquest on its head, this book demonstrates the resiliency of the Wendat people and writes a new chapter in North American history."--Publisher's website.

Global indigenous media

Global indigenous media

cultures, poetics, and politics

  • Author: Pamela Wilson
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 362
  • View: 467
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Explores how indigenous peoples are entering, using, and creating new social spaces in a globalizing media environment, mapping this emergent trend across the globe.