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Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World
Claire Smith   Graeme Ward  

$34.95 Paperback
Release Date: 8/1/2000
ISBN: 9780774808064    

236 Pages

North American rights only


About the Book

Increasingly, Indigenous people are being drawn into global networks. In the long term, cultural isolation is unlikely to be a viable -- even if sometimes desired -- option, so how can Indigenous people protect and advance their cultural values in the face of pressure from an interconnected world?

Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World is a comprehensive, thought-provoking discussion of the challenges that globalization brings to Indigenous peoples. It outlines successful strategies that have been used by Indigenous peoples to promote their identities and cultural values. It looks at their role as equal and active participants and, indeed, as innovators and leaders in an interconnected world.

The chapters in this book present a truly global perspective on Indigenous issues. They feature a cross-disciplinary integration that takes a holistic approach -- in line with that of Indigenous peoples -- and includes vignettes of Indigenous cultural practices.

About the Author(s)

Claire Smith is Lecturer in Archaeology at Flinders University, South Australia. An active field archaeologist, she has had extensive experience with Indigenous communities in Australia and Asia. She is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Australian Archaeology and Rock Art Research.

Graeme Ward is a senior research fellow at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra.

Table of Contents

Illustrations and Figures

1. Globalisation and Indigenous peoples: Threat or empowerment? / Claire Smith, Heather Burke and Graeme Ward
2. Resources of hope: Learning from the local in a trans-national era / Faye Ginsburg
3. From clan symbol to ethnic emblem: Indigenous creativity in a connected world / Robert Layton
4. Cyberspace smoke signals: New technologies and native American ethnicity / Larry J. Zimmerman, Karen P. Zimmerman and Leonard R. Bruguier
5. History, representation, globalisation and Indigenous cultures: A Tasmanian perspective / Julie Gough
6. Indigenous presence in the Sydney games / Lisa Meekison
7. Elite art for cultural elites: Adding value to Indigenous arts / Howard Morphy
8. Cultural tourism in an interconnected world: Tensions and aspirations in Latin America / Penny Dransart
9. Past and future pathways: Innu cultural heritage in the twenty-first century / Stepehn Loring and Daniel Ashini



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Related Topics

Native Studies > Other
Aboriginal Studies

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