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In March 2005, the United Nations inaugurated a long-awaited program, a "Digital Solidarity Fund," to underwrite initiatives that address "the uneven distribution and use of new information and communication technologies" and "enable excluded people and countries to enter the new era of the information society" (" From the Digital Divide, " 2005) 1. What(More)
Over the last decade, the production of media by and about Aboriginal Australians has undergone geometric expansion, from a few experimental efforts at developing local video production in the early 1980s in remote communities, to the current situation in which video equipment and television broadcasting are available to practically every Aboriginal(More)
I n trying to portray my son in the literary model known as a novel, I have passed through. .. stages. In the case of a person like him with a mental disability, it isn't the individual himself but rather his family that has to pass from the " shock phase " to the " acceptance phase. " In a sense, my work on this theme has mirrored that process. I have had(More)
Research into how the " media worlds " of Indigenous feature filmmaking came into being in Australia is part of the broader project of the burgeoning work in the ethnography of media, which turns the analytic lens of anthropology on the production, circulation and consumption of media in a variety of locales, in this case asking what role these media play(More)
Our article draws on one aspect of our multi-sited long-term ethnographic research in New York City on cultural innovation and Learning Disabilities (LD). We focus on our efforts to help create two innovative transition programs that also became sites for our study when we discovered that young adults with disabilities were too often "transitioning to(More)
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