The emergence of the Indigenous field of practice: Factors affecting Australian indigenous household ICT adoption

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Abstract

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 illustrates the value of habitus to understand ICT adoption from a rural Australian Indigenous perspective. Case analysis suggests that this research has practical and policy implications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOZCHI '09: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group
Subtitle of host publicationDesign: Open 24/7
Pages317-320
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group - Design: Open 24/7, OZCHI '09 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 23 Nov 200927 Nov 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group - Design: Open 24/7, OZCHI '09
Volume411

Conference

Conference21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group - Design: Open 24/7, OZCHI '09
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period23/11/0927/11/09

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    Radoll, P. (2009). The emergence of the Indigenous field of practice: Factors affecting Australian indigenous household ICT adoption. In OZCHI '09: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group: Design: Open 24/7 (pp. 317-320). (Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group - Design: Open 24/7, OZCHI '09; Vol. 411). https://doi.org/10.1145/1738826.1738885