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Indigenizing Media

Published: March 15, 2009, Author: JayTaber

In the preface to his book Circuits of Culture, Jeff Himpele observes that cinematic media and their circulatory systems precipitate the historical process intrinsic to cultural life, political forms, and social movements. By disseminating indigenous cultural identities and ways of knowing in video form, Indigenous filmmakers, says Himpele, define themselves as contemporary cultural producers. Subverting the boundaries between culture, sociality, and politics through competing elements of identity production, is what Himpele claims as the significant modern phenomenon of indigenizing media and decolonizing imagination.

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