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Tecno-Sovereignty: An Indigenous Theory and Praxis of Media Articulated Through Art, Technology, and Learning


Abstract Scholars have diversified notions of sovereignty with indigenous frameworks ranging from native sovereignty to cultural sovereignty. Within this range, there exists only a small body of research investigating technology in relation to indigenous sovereignty, excepting the colonial implications of guns, germs, film, and literacy. Furthermore, there is a lack of inquiry on how indigenous peoples operationalize their sovereignty through designs and uses of technology that combine emerging digital media technologies, old electronic media, and traditional indigenous media. This “indigenous convolution media” leads to what is referred to in this research as Indigenous Technological Sovereignty or “Tecno-Sovereignty.”

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Created Date 2015
Contributor Martinez, Christopher / Cristobal Martin (Author) / Brayboy, Bryan Mck. J. (Advisor) / Gee, James P. (Advisor) / Long, Elenore (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / Multimedia / Educational technology / Culturally Responsive Digital Media / Indigenous Media / Indigenous Sovereignty / Indigenous Technological Sovereignty / Media Theory / Tecno-Sovereignty
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 498 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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