Indigenous Identity in Social Media
About the Book
In the post-colonial era, tribal peoples are particularly vulnerable to new technologies and industrialization, which threaten their cultures, homelands and ways of living. However, there is a surprising exception to this trend in the form of social media.
This book explores how tribal and indigenous peoples across the globe are using social media such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp in fresh and inventive ways unique to their values and lifestyles.
These platforms help tribal peoples to communicate across boundaries and barriers as never before, and are helping to strengthen communal identity and development in the global age.
Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
About the Author(s)
Steven C. Dinero is the executive director of the Carbon County Museum in Rawlins, Wyoming.
Steven C. Dinero
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 24 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
Table of Contents
I. Social Media in an Indigenous World 15
II. The Front Room 28
#virtualenvironmentalism: Taking Refuge 32
#virtualprotest: Separate but Equalish 55
#virtualsovereignty: A Tiger’s Tale 76
III. The Back Room 99
#virtualcampsite: All My Relations 105
#virtualshiq: Peace Be Upon You 125
#virtualkingdom: In the Lap of the Hills 144
Book Reviews & Awards
“Virtual Tribe is a testimony to the use of technology as a powerful tool for reclaiming and repositioning indigenous issues, knowledge, and analyses to form indigenous resiliency and resistance…recommended”—Choice