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Indigenous communities and new media : questions on the global digital age

Rekhari, Suneeti 2009, Indigenous communities and new media : questions on the global digital age, Journal of information, communication and ethics in society, vol. 7, no. 2/3, Special issue : ICTs and social inclusion, pp. 175-181, doi: 10.1108/14779960910955882.

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Title Indigenous communities and new media : questions on the global digital age
Author(s) Rekhari, Suneeti
Journal name Journal of information, communication and ethics in society
Volume number 7
Issue number 2/3
Season Special issue : ICTs and social inclusion
Start page 175
End page 181
Total pages 7
Publisher Emerald
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1477-996X
1758-8871
Keyword(s) Communication technologies
Social exclusion
Australia
Summary Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to look at some of the issues surrounding access to and the use of new media technologies, and questions why this is an area of study that receives a marginal focus in academic work.
Design/methodology/approach – Drawing on previous literature in the area of information and communications technology (ICT) adoption and social exclusion, this paper combines the methodological frameworks adopted by hegemony research and more general studies of new media.
Findings – The paper discusses the impacts of new media use by Indigenous communities, within the framework of discussions about a “global Digital Age”. The paper also briefly looks at the social
implications of new media adoption.
Originality/Value - It questions the assumption that adoption and use of new media is for the "good" or "benefit" of all. It will be of value to researchers of ICT adoption by Indigenous communities.

Language eng
DOI 10.1108/14779960910955882
Field of Research 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035416

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute of Koorie Education
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