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The cultural politics of radio: Two views from the Warlpiri public sphere

Hinkson, Melinda


This chapter examines the link between local communities and broadcast radio in central Australia, with particular emphasis on how local broadcast practices are related to the Warlpiri people's cultural reproduction. It shows how Warlpiri radio broadcasting mirrors the distinctive cultural politics that may be observed more broadly in Warlpiri social interaction, and how broadcasting activity occurs against/in response to the demands of the Australian state. It also explores what radio activity...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Radio Fields: Anthropology and Wireless Sound in the Twenty-first Century


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