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The Emergence of the Indigenous Field of Practice: Factors affecting Australian Indigenous Household ACT adoption

Radoll, Peter


This paper examines the factors affecting adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Australian Indigenous households in a rural context. Drawing on the sociological notion of structure and agency it is argued that being engaged in external fields influences Indigenous household ICT adoption. In this paper, a conceptual schema is developed by drawing on Bourdieu's theory of habitus to explain the low uptake of ICTs in Indigenous households in Australia. The research...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of 22nd Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction (OZCHI 2010)
DOI: 10.1145/1738826.1738885


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