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- DescriptionIn the rich tradition of mobile communication studies and new media, this volume examines how mobile techlogies are being embraced by Indigeus people all over the world. As mobile phones have revolutionised society both in developed and developing countries, so Indigeus people are using mobile devices to bring their communities into the twenty-first century. The explosion of mobile devices and applications in Indigeus communities addresses issues of isolation and building an environment for the learning and sharing of kwledge, providing support for cultural and language revitalisation, and offering the means for social and ecomic renewal. This book explores how mobile techlogies are overcoming disadvantage and the tyrannies of distance, allowing benefits to flow directly to Indigeus people and bringing wide-ranging changes to their lives. It begins with general issues and theoretical perspectives followed by empirical case studies that include the establishment of Indigeus mobile networks and practices, mobile techlogies for social change and, finally, the ways in which mobile techlogy is being used to sustain Indigeus culture and language.
- Author BiographyLaurel Evelyn Dyson is a Senior Lecturer in Information Technology at the University of Technology, Sydney, and President of anzMLearn, the Australian and New Zealand Mobile Learning Group. Dr Dyson's research interests centre on Indigenous people's adoption of mobile technologies, as well as the use of mobile technologies in education. Stephen Grant is a Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney. Since 2002 he has taken a key position in the Indigenous Participation in IT Program, UTS. He is one of a small number of qualified Indigenous IT professionals working in Australia. He researchs mobile networks and autonomous systems. Max Hendriks lectures in Internetworking at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has been an educator for over 40 years. His research interests are in Internetworking and how Indigenous people and their innovative use of technology. Of particular interest to him are security technologies within wireless networks.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication29/10/2015
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleRoutledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note43 black & white illustrations, 10 black & white tables, 38 black & white halftones, 5 black & white line drawings
- Weight612 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byLaurel Evelyn Dyson,Max Hendriks,Stephen Grant
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