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Aboriginal Media and the Australian Imaginary

by Faye Ginsburg


Ginsburg, F. (1993) Aboriginal Media and the Australian Imaginary, Public Culture, 5: 557-578

This article shows how Indigenous media 'are situated in a broad global process of decentralization, democratization, and widespread penetration of new media technologies, such as inexpensive portable video cameras, which have given new meaning to notions of access and multicultural expression.' The discussion focuses on BRACS, EVTV, Warlpiri Media, Imparja and the Tanami Network.

  • Faye Ginsburg is Director of the Center for Media, Culture & History and Kriser Professor of Anthropology at New York University. Author and editor of four books, she is currently working on Mediating Culture: Indigenous Media in the Digital Age, based on over thirty years of research with, support of, and advocacy for Indigenous media makers in the U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil, and Mexico.