Digital Inclusion for Indigenous People: Techniques for using computers and smartphones among the Pataxó of Aldeia Velha (Bahia, Brazil)

  • Citation: Filho, Isaac Fernando Ferreira. “Digital Inclusion for Indigenous People: Techniques for Using Computers and Smartphones among the Pataxó of Aldeia Velha (Bahia, Brazil).” Virtual Brazilian Anthropology 16 (2019).
    • Topics:
    • Movements for Inclusion
    • Keywords:
    • South America
    • Brazil
    • pataxó
    • technique
    • technology
    • smartphones
    • social morphology

This article reflects on information and communication technology from the perspective of the Anthropology of Technique. It provides an ethnography of technical relationships and interactions that occur through the medium of computers, smartphones and software, among the Pataxó of Aldeia Velha, in the far south of the Brazilian state of Bahia. These relations both transform and are transformed by the social morphology of the group, generating new skills, mobilizing and organizing material flows and revealing new operational sequences.

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