The Experience of Technological Change in Rural Australia: Comparing Emancipatory Rhetoric with Empirical Reality

By Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo and Shane G. Elson.

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This paper comapares the positive talk about ICTs with the real life experience of people who have adopted them in rural Victoria, Australia.

Keywords: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Emancipatory Potentials, Communicative Action, Integration, Participation, Change

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 9, pp.141-150. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.003MB).

Dr. Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo

Dr Kwansah-Aidoo has been in academia for the past ten years, teaching in the areas of Media, Communications and Public Relations. He is an arvid researcher whose research interests span the areas of media use and media agenda-seting, particularly in Africa; development and political communication; the communication of change within organisational and societal settings; and the adoption and use of new Information and Communication technologies (ICTS). His recent publications include "Topical Issues in Communications and Media Research, Nova Science Publishers, 2005 (Editor) and Public Relations Issues and Crises Management, Thomson Social Science Publishers, 2005 (Co-editor).

Shane G. Elson

Shane teaches Radio Journalism at Monash University and Radio Production and Criticism at Swinbourne University, Australia. He is an award winning radio producer and presenter with a keen interest in emerging technologies and their application.

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