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Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World

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?

236 pages

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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