[csaa-forum] CFP: Indigeneity and the media

Susan Margaret Abel s.abel at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Dec 21 12:33:54 CST 2010

Call for papers for the Indigeneity and Media stream
Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Annual Conference
Communication on the edge: Shifting boundaries and identities
University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand
6-8 July 2011

1. Indigenous peoples have the right to establish their own media in their own languages and to have access to all forms of non-indigenous media without discrimination.
2. States shall take effective measures to ensure that State-owned media duly reflect indigenous cultural diversity. States, without prejudice to ensuring full freedom of expression, should encourage privately owned media to adequately reflect indigenous cultural diversity.

Article 16, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2007.

Every culture has a right and responsibility to present its own culture to its own people.  That responsibility is so fundamental it cannot be left in the hands of outsiders, nor be usurped by them.
>From the constitution of Te Manu Aute, a collective of Maori communicators (1986).

The evolution of ... indigenous media policies, discourses and practices is an important subject to examine at the beginning of the twenty-first century as aboriginal self-government comes closer to a negotiated consensus than ever before.
Lorna Roth (2005).  Something New in the Air: The Story of First Peoples Television Broadcasting in Australia. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 9

Under the rubric of ANZCA's conference theme  'Communication on the edge: Shifting boundaries and identities', the Indigeneity and Media stream welcomes all manner of presentations and papers that provide opportunities for considering  the multiple discourses of, around and about indigeneity and media.  This includes media representations of indigenous peoples, as well as media produced by indigenous peoples. We invite submissions that include, but are not restricted to:
        Indigenous media organizations and production
        Indigenous film and theory
        Indigenous audiences
The relationships between media representation and Indigenous policy
"Mainstream" media representation of Indigenous cultures
        Racism in the media
Journalists' experience of covering Indigenous issues
Public opinion on Indigenous issues
The political economy of indigenous media
Indigenous media and globalisation
The Indigenous Public Sphere
Pan-indigeneity and indigenous media
Indigenous media in the digital age
Indigeneity and national identity
Indigenous music
Media and cultural identity

The stream strongly supports the participation of postgraduate students. Full papers submitted by postgraduate students are eligible for the $1000 Grant Noble Prize for Best Student Paper.

About ANZCA 2011
The Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) is a professional association for teachers and researchers in the diverse disciplines of communication. The annual conference is the major event in the ANZCA calendar. The conference provides members with valuable professional development opportunities, including scholarly publication, networking and presentation, and learning about the latest national and international trends in media and communications research, teaching and learning. Research students are encouraged and supported to take advantage of formal and informal mentoring opportunities afforded by participation in the conference and other activities of the association. The conference also provides an important occasion for recognizing the achievements and contributions of members in the field.
Papers presented at the conference are subject to a blind peer review process. Delegates can choose to submit an abstract or a full paper. Full papers are published in the ANZCA conference proceedings and are available on the ANZCA website at: www.anzca.net .
The Indigeneity and Media stream is jointly convened by Associate Professor Kerry McCallum (University of Canberra) and Dr Sue Abel (University of Auckland). For inquiries please contact both convenors:
Kerry McCallum  (Kerry.McCallum at canberra.edu.au)
Sue Abel              (s.abel at auckland.ac.nz)
Please note:  We are both on study leave in Semester 1 2011, but will answer all emails with 'ANZCA 2011' in the subject line.

All abstracts and/or papers are centrally submitted and managed through the ANZCA 2011 organisers.
The deadline for papers is:    Monday 7 February 2011
For conference details see: http://www.management.ac.nz/anzca2011

Sue Abel,
Senior Lecturer,
Maori Studies/Film, Television and Media Studies,
University of Auckland.
Ph:  09 3737599 x88874

He aha te mea nui?  He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

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