The deepening divide : inequality in the information society / Jan A.G.M. van Dijk.

by Dijk, Jan A. G. M. van.

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Pub., [2005]Description: 240 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1412904021; 141290403X.Subject(s): Information societyLooking glass | EqualityLooking glass
Contents:
A framework for understanding the digital divide -- Motivational access -- Material access -- Skills access -- Usage access -- Inequality in the information society -- Inequality in the network society -- The stakes: participation of exclusion -- Policy perspectives.
Note: Bibliography: pages 219-231. - Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

During the mid 90′s, around the time the Internet became popular, it became apparent that there was still one critical issue holding back limitless opportunities. Computer professionals had to find a way to close the gap between those who do not have computer or Internet access and those who do, also known as the digital divide. Suddenly, hundreds of conferences of computer professionals, social scientists, and government policy experts worldwide dedicated themselves to this concern. Then the Internet hype seemed to dissipate, and observers assumed the digital divide would fix itself.

The Deepening Divide explains why the digital divide is still widening and, in advanced high-tech societies, deepening. Taken from an international perspective, the book offers full coverage of the literature and research and a theoretical framework from which to analyze and approach the issue. Where most books on the digital divide only describe and analyze the issue, Jan van Dijk presents 26 policy perspectives and instruments designed to close the divide itself.

Bibliography: pages 219-231. - Includes index.

A framework for understanding the digital divide -- Motivational access -- Material access -- Skills access -- Usage access -- Inequality in the information society -- Inequality in the network society -- The stakes: participation of exclusion -- Policy perspectives.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • A Framework to Understand the Digital Divide
  • Motivational Access
  • Material Access
  • Skills Access
  • Usage Access
  • Inequality in the Information Society
  • Inequality in the Network Society
  • The Stakes: Participation or Exclusion
  • Policy Perspective
  • Reference
  • Index

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