Media and Ethnic Identity by Ritva Levo-Henriksson
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Media and Ethnic Identity
By Ritva Levo-Henriksson

Media and Ethnic Identity

Hopi Views on Media, Identity, and Communication

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Media and Ethnic Identity by Ritva Levo-Henriksson

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Media and Ethnic Identity carries a Native American perspective to media and its role in ethnic identity construction. This perspective is gained through a case study of the Hopis, who live in northeast Arizona and are known for their devotion to their indigenous culture. The research data is built on a number of interviews with Hopis of a variety of ages from nine villages. The study also makes use of the results of a survey of a large number of students in the Hopi Jr./Sr. High School. The framework for examining the research data is intercultural communication (both interpersonal and media-mediated) between an indigenous group and a majority from the viewpoint of the indigenous group. This book provides tools for understanding the experiences of communication between social and political minorities and majorities from the indigenous perspective.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415957038
ISBN-10: 0415957036
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ritva Levo-Henriksson

Ritva Levo-Henriksson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication at the University of Helsinki. She has a Doctorate in Social Sciences from University of Helsinki and is the author of Eyes upon Wings: Culture in Finnish and US Television News.

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