Sámi Media And Indigenous Agency In The Arctic North

January 9, 2020|
Sámi Media And Indigenous Agency In The Arctic North by Coppélie Cocq
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Digital media?GIFs, films, TED Talks, tweets, and more?have become integral to daily life and, unsurprisingly, to Indigenous people?s strategies for addressing the historical and ongoing effects of colonization. In Sámi Media and Indigenous Agency in the Arctic North, Thomas DuBois and Coppélie Cocq examine how Sámi people of Norway, Finland, and Sweden use media to advance a social, cultural, and political agenda anchored in notions of cultural continuity and self-determination. Beginning in the 1970s, Sámi have used Sámi-language media?including commercially produced musical recordings, feature and documentary films, books of literature and poetry, and magazines?to communicate a sense of identity both within the Sámi community and within broader Nordic and international arenas.

In more contemporary contexts?from YouTube music videos that combine rock and joik (a traditional Sámi musical genre) to Twitter hashtags that publicize protests against mining projects in Sámi lands?Sámi activists, artists, and cultural workers have used the media to undo layers of ignorance surrounding Sámi livelihoods and rights to self-determination. Downloadable songs, music festivals, films, videos, social media posts, images, and tweets are just some of the diverse media through which Sámi activists transform how Nordic majority populations view and understand Sámi minority communities and, more globally, how modern states regard and treat Indigenous populations.

Thomas A. DuBois is the Halls-Bascom Professor of Scandinavian Studies, Folklore, and Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Among his previous works is his recent Sacred to the Touch: Nordic and Baltic Religious Wood Carving. Coppélie Cocq is professor of European ethnology at the University of Helsinki, Finland, s...
Title:Sámi Media And Indigenous Agency In The Arctic North
Product dimensions:352 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 in
Published:January 9, 2020
Publisher:University of Washington Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780295746623

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