Media and Ethnic Identity: Hopi Views on Media, Identity, and Communication

1st Edition

Ritva Levo-Henriksson

Published March 13, 2009
Reference - 246 Pages
ISBN 9780415802420 - CAT# Y102358
Series: Indigenous Peoples and Politics

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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.


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