Yolngu Zorba meets Superman: Australian Aboriginal people, mediated publicness and the culture of sharing on the Internet

Abstract : This article concerns the creative ways in which some Australian Indigenous groups are engaging with online interfaces to display select images of their culture to a worldwide audience. The Yolngu of North-East Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia, have recently started filming themselves with camcorders and mobile phones to broadcast images of everyday activities, ceremonies, community events, music clips, short fictions and political statements on content-sharing platforms such as YouTube. Through the analysis of a recent internet phenomenon, a dance performance called « Zorba the Greek Yolngu Style », I examine the ways in which online indigenous media practices challenge existing stereotypes about “traditional” cultures and give rise to new self-authored forms of public visibility.
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Jessica de Largy Healy. Yolngu Zorba meets Superman: Australian Aboriginal people, mediated publicness and the culture of sharing on the Internet. Anthrovision - Vaneasa online journal, Anthrovision, 2013, pp.5839956317. ⟨http://anthrovision.revues.org/362⟩. ⟨10.4000/anthrovision.362⟩. ⟨hal-01181238⟩

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