Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet Across Indian Country (Indigenous Confluences) (Paperback)

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Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet Across Indian Country (Indigenous Confluences) (Paperback)

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In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly determined that affordable Internet access is a human right, critical to citizen participation in democratic governments. Given the significance of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to social and political life, many U.S. tribes and Native organizations have created their own projects, from streaming radio to building networks to telecommunications advocacy. In Network Sovereignty, Marisa Duarte examines these ICT projects to explore the significance of information flows and information systems to Native sovereignty, and toward self-governance, self-determination, and decolonization.

By reframing how tribes and Native organizations harness these technologies as a means to overcome colonial disconnections, Network Sovereignty shifts the discussion of information and communication technologies in Native communities from one of exploitation to one of Indigenous possibility.

Marisa Elena Duarte is assistant professor of justice and sociotechnical change with the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780295741826
ISBN-10: 0295741821
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: July 11th, 2017
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Indigenous Confluences