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Digital media initiatives as a resistance strategy by Indigenous peoples’ movements in contemporary Brazil

PhD project This research project analyses discourses of contemporary indigeneity by Indigenous online media initiatives.

The study examines how Indigenous peoples use digital media, combining online and on-site activities, as a strategy of resistance and political mobilization in contemporary Brazil. The research looks at several digital media initiatives developed by Indigenous people in Brazil (Rádio Yandê, Mídia Índia, Tibira, Ascuri) to reflect about how they construct their own discourses about indigeneity; how they use digital media to protest and claim for rights and how do they participate on the global dynamics of social movements.

Head of project

Camila Emboava Lopes
Doctoral student

Project overview

Project period:

Start date: 2018-01-01

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Culture and Media Studies

Research area

Media and communications