Website Development and Alaska Native Identities: Hunting for Meaning in Cyberspace

By Steven C. Dinero, Parimal Bhagat, Timothy McGee and Elizabeth Mariotz.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Using two cases from a project in Native Alaska, this paper addresses how websites can be used as "spaces" for indigenous identity/identities development and the reaffirmation of cultural heritage.

Keywords: Cyberspace, Identity/identities Construction, Alaska Natives, E-commerce, Disneyfication

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.79-90. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.437MB).

Dr. Steven C. Dinero

Dr. Dinero has a PhD in Urban Planning from Rutgers University. His research interests include social and economic change among formerly nomadic peoples,such as the bedouin of the Negev (Israel) and Alaska Natives.

Dr. Parimal Bhagat

Dr. Bhagat has a PhD in Marketing with an MBA and Bachelor of Engineering. His research interests include interpersonal and cross-cultural relationships.

Timothy McGee

Dr. McGee has a PhD in Rhetoric. His research interests include the intersection of artificial intelligence and language arts education. He is currently focusing on the impact of state standards upon multi-literacy education.

Prof. Elizabeth Mariotz

Dr. Mariotz is Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management. She has a BS from West Virginia University and an M.Ed. and Ed.D. from Temple University. She has served in a senior administrative capacity at Philadelphia University.

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