Introduction Online tools and social media platforms in particular, are recognised as important for social movements to achieve political goals, and as an avenue of political engagement and self-expression for members of marginalised communities (Anderson et al., 2018) and although activism on social media platforms has been criticized as weak, “push-button activism” (Landzelius, cited in Petray 2011, p. 934), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use these platforms to express culture, Read more [...]
@emeleugavule Definitions of community within Oceanic Indigenous societies traditionally are dictated by hierarchies built upon kinship and assigned tribal roles that have served for thousands of years. Communication protocols within Oceanic Indigenous cultures are deeply founded in understanding and enforcing these roles. Lori Kendall (2011, p 311) defines the intention of community as evoking "empathy, affection, support, interdependence, consensus, shared values and proximity." The inception Read more [...]
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This stream focuses on the use of virtual communities and online social networks by indigenous people.