Sunday, February 27, 2005
Project proposal #2, Melanie
I propose a review project that examines the existing literature on use of the internet by Native Americans. Since the earliest reports on the internet and digital divide, Native Americans have figured in discussions, even though statistically they have dropped below the radar in key surveys. This scope of the review would encompass both printed and online sources, then focus on 2 key sources. Unfortunately, as with other literature on the social impacts of technology, the effects on underserved and rural populations is scarce. It may be useful to compare the tone and context of printed vs. online sources.