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


Permanent URL for this page:



[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...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Equity; Indigenous people; Demographics; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge; Gender; Culture and society

Keywords: Access to information; Social inclusion; Remote; Internet; Access to education and training

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Amsterdam, Netherlands: Institute of Network Cultures, 2016

Physical description: 225 p.

Access item:

Series: Theory on demand; no. 19

ISBN: 9789492302076

Resource type: Book

Rights: This publication is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

Document number: TD/TNC 126.378

Show Extra Info
QR Code for