Internet on the outstation: the digital divide and remote Aboriginal communities

Internet on the outstation: the digital divide and remote Aboriginal communities Book

  • Author(s): Rennie, Ellie, Hogan, Eleanor, Gregory, Robin, Crouch, Andrew, Wright, Alyson, Thomas, Julian
  • Published: 2016
  • Publisher: Institute of Network Cultures
  • ISBN: 9789492302076

Abstract: This book provides a new take on the digital divide. Why do whole communities choose to go without the internet when the infrastructure for access is in place? Through an in-depth exploration of the digital practices occurring in Aboriginal households in remote central Australia, the authors address both the dynamics of internet adoption and the benefits that flow from its use. The book challenges [the reader] to the think beyond the standard explanations for the digital divide, arguing that digital exclusion is not just another symptom of social exclusion. At its heart, [the book] is a compelling examination of equality and difference in the digital age, asking: Can internet access help resolve the disadvantages associated with remote living? Published abstract.

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Rennie, Ellie, Hogan, Eleanor, Gregory, Robin, Crouch, Andrew, Wright, Alyson, Thomas, Julian, 2016, Internet on the outstation: the digital divide and remote Aboriginal communities, Book, viewed 17 July 2019, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=11461.

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