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Indigenous Media

Faustian Contract or Global Village? by Faye Ginsburg


Ginsburg. F. (1991) Indigenous Media: Faustian Contract or Global Village? Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 92-112

'Over the last ten years, indigenous and minority people have been using a variety of media, including film and video, as new vehicles for internal and external communication, for self-determination, and for resistance to outside cultural domination. […] I will focus in this essay on specific dilemmas posed to indigenous people by the introduction of video and television, groundin my discussion in recent developments in Australian Aboriginal media.'

  • 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.