Indigenous/digital heterogeneities : an actor-network-theory approach

Orticio, Gino C. (2013) Indigenous/digital heterogeneities : an actor-network-theory approach. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis analysed the theoretical and ontological issues of previous scholarship concerning information technology and indigenous people. As an alternative, the thesis used the framework of actor-network-theory, especially through historiographical and ethnographic techniques. The thesis revealed an assemblage of indigenous/digital enactments striving for relevance and avoiding obsolescence. It also recognised heterogeneities- including user-ambivalences, oscillations, noise, non-coherences and disruptions - as part of the milieu of the daily digital lives of indigenous people. By taking heterogeneities into account, the thesis ensured that the data “speaks for itself” and that social inquiry is not overtaken by ideology and ontology.

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ID Code: 61862
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kendall, Gavin & Bean, Clive
Keywords: Indigenous, Digital, Actor-Network-Theory, Heterogeneities, Internet and Mobile Phone, Bruno Latour, Enactments, Partial Connections, Fractionalities, indigenous/digital collectif
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 Aug 2013 06:37
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 02:52

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