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The Touch Pad Body: A Generative Transcultural Digital Device Interrupting Received Ideas and Practices in Aboriginal Health

Christie, Michael J. and Verran, Helen (2014). The Touch Pad Body: A Generative Transcultural Digital Device Interrupting Received Ideas and Practices in Aboriginal Health. Societies,4(2):256-264.

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Title The Touch Pad Body: A Generative Transcultural Digital Device Interrupting Received Ideas and Practices in Aboriginal Health
Author Christie, Michael J.
Verran, Helen
Journal Name Societies
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 2
ISSN 2075-4698   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 256
End Page 264
Total Pages 9
Place of Publication Switzerland
Publisher M D P I AG
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Yolŋu Aboriginal understandings of the body, health, life and sickness, and roles their ancestral epistemologies and knowledge practices play in making agreement have seldom been taken seriously in the biomedical world. In this paper, we describe how insights developed in three different cross-cultural collaborative transdisciplinary research projects led to the design of a digital device aimed at intervening in communicative practices around body, health, life and sickness, interrupting the received practices and assumptions on both sides of the practitioner-client divide. The interrupting device slows down and opens up communication practices potentially leading to mutual understanding, collective agreement making, and bottom-up changes in remote Aboriginal health policy and practice.
Keywords Aboriginal
Digital
Health literacy
Health communication
Trnasdisciplinary
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/soc4020256   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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