The media's role in colonisation; the representation and stereotyping of minorities, specifically indigenous minorities; and discussion of native/indigenous peoples' portrayals of themselves.
This paper explores how we know "indigeneity" is constructed, negotiated and challenged by a variety of moving imaged based media.
The paper examines the role of media in settler colonisation, as well as the ways in which indigenous peoples from around the world have used media to challenge colonialism and stereotyping.
|Paper title||Indigenous Media|
|Subject||Media, Film and Communication|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$929.55|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 18 200-level MFCO or FIME points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with FIME310 passed in 2007 or 2008.
- More information link
- View more information on the Media, Film and Communication website
- Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Kevin Fisher
- Paper Structure
- The role of media in defining indigeneity
- The relationships of indigeneity and race
- Media and colonisation
- Post-colonial theory
- Theories of Third and Fourth Cinema
- In class concept test: 30%
- Critical media review: 30%
- Take-home essay exam: 40%
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 2-hour lecture per week
- One 1-hour tutorial per week
- One 3-hour screening per week
Course readings will be available on eReserve.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will be able to
- Understand the historical background to indigenous media representations and productions
- Discuss major trends in Indigenous-produced media
- Analyse media using a variety of critical approaches
- Demonstrate an awareness of the ideological implications of media representations of indigeneity