Digital Representation of Indigenous Peoples through Sharing, Collaboration, and Negotiation: An Introduction

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2018-07-18
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Gish Hill, Christina
Gish Hill, Christina
DeHass, Medeia
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In the past decade, digital media have been increasingly employed in museums in a variety of ways. This practice capitalized on the new medium’s effectiveness in connecting a variety of stakeholders across multiple key issues. Projects representing Indigenous communities are not an exception to this trend. This special issue critically reflects on the politics of representation in the process of reframing culturally specific concepts in a digital environment. In addition to discussing potential benefits of digital media to working with Indigenous communities, papers in the special issue also carefully weigh the benefits and shortcomings virtual environments may bring to digital collaborations with Indigenous communities.

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This article is published as Hill, C.G., DeHass, M.C., Digital Representation of Indigenous People through Sharing, Collaboration, and Negotiation. Museum Anthropology Review. 2018 12(2); DOI:10.14434/mar.v12i2.23540.

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