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)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- 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
This paper is structured according to three modules:
- The role of media in the construction of 'indigeneity' and 'indigenous' identities
- Media and settler colonisation including the stereotyping of indigenous peoples
- Indigenous-produced media and self-representation
- In class concept test: 30%
- Critical media review: 30%
- Take-home essay exam: 40%
- Teaching Arrangements
One two-hour lecture per week
One one-hour tutorial per week
One three-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 should 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