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Native on the Net : Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples in the Virtual Age - Kyra Landzelius

Native on the Net

Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples in the Virtual Age

Paperback Published: 6th November 2006
ISBN: 9780415266000
Number Of Pages: 340

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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.

Introduction: Native on the Net?
Remote Indigenous Communities in Australia: Questions of Access, Information, and Self-Determination
Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Tackle E-Health: Seeking Ownership versus Integration
A Screen of Snow and Recognition Reigned Supreme? Journeys into the Homeland of a Greenlandic Webpage
On line, Off line and In line: Zapatista Rebellion and the Uses of Technology by Indian Women
The Meta-Native and the Militant Activist: Virtually Saving the Rainforest
Amerindian@Caribbean: Internet Indigeneity in the Electronic Generation of Carib and Taino Identities
Debating Language and Identity Online: Tongans on the Net
Deterritorialized People in Hyperspace: Creating and Debating Harari Identity over the Internet
Negotiating Nationhood on the Net: The Case of the Turcomans and Assyrians of Iraq
Discussion Lists and Public Policy on iGhana: Chimps and Feral Activists
The Transformation of Discourse Online: Toward a Holistic Diagnosis of the Nature of Social Inequality in Burundi Rose
Ch(c0de): Virtual Occupations, Encrypted Identities, and the Al-Aqsa Intifada
Internet Counter Counter-Insurgency: TamilNet.com and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka
Cyberethnography: Reading South Asian Digital Diasporas
Postscript: Vox Populi from the Margins?
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ISBN: 9780415266000
ISBN-10: 0415266009
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 6th November 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.26  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1