Media and Ethnic Identity: Hopi Views on Media, Identity, and Communication - Indigenous Peoples and Politics (Hardback)Ritva Levo-Henriksson (author)
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Media and Ethnic Identity carries a Native American perspective to media and its role in ethnic identity construction. This perspective is gained through a case study of the Hopis, who live in northeast Arizona and are known for their devotion to their indigenous culture.
The research data is built on a number of interviews with Hopis of a variety of ages from nine villages. The study also makes use of the results of a survey of a large number of students in the Hopi Jr./Sr. High School. The framework for examining the research data is intercultural communication (both interpersonal and media-mediated) between an indigenous group and a majority from the viewpoint of the indigenous group.
This book provides tools for understanding the experiences of communication between social and political minorities and majorities from the indigenous perspective.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
"Ritva Levo-Henriksson has done three remarkable things: she has broken new ground in communications scholarship; she has effectively and respectfully communicated information about Hopi media and identity in northern Arizona in the south-western United States; and she has formed an ethically exemplary, mututally trusting relationship with people who are famously un-trusting of outsiders... With care and respect, [Levo-Henriksson] has opened a window on a community which has been long closed, and a door to transcultural communication."
-Valerie Alia, Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics
"Media and Ethnic Identity reminds us that the relationship between the electronic media and the people of enduring cultures, like Hopis, merits further study."
-- New Mexico Historical Review, Spring 2009
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