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Sovereign Screens : Aboriginal Media on the Canadian West Coast (Reprint) (Paperback) (Kristin L.

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The first ethnography of the vibrant Aboriginal media community in Vancouver, Sovereign Screens uncovers the social forces shaping that community, including community media organizations and avant-garde art centers, as well as the national spaces of cultural policy and media institutions.

Kristin L. Dowell uses the concept of visual sovereignty to examine the practices, forms, and meanings through which Aboriginal filmmakers tell their individual stories and those of their Aboriginal nations and the intertribal urban communities in which they work. She explores the ongoing debates within the community about what constitutes Aboriginal media, how this work intervenes in the national Canadian mediascape, and how filmmakers use technology in a wide range of genres—including experimental media—to recuperate cultural traditions and reimagine Aboriginal kinship and sociality. Analyzing the interactive relations between this social community and the media forms it produces, Sovereign Screens offers new insights into the on-screen and off-screen impacts of Aboriginal media. 

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 296
Genre: Social Science, Performing Arts, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Author: Kristin L. Dowell
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2017
TCIN: 51991582
UPC: 9780803296961
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-8766
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