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Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Jack Linchuan Qiu

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262170062
eISBN:
9780262255073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262170062.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The idea of the “digital divide,” the great social division between information haves and have-nots, has dominated policy debates and scholarly analysis since the 1990s. This book describes a more ... More


Afterword

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262170062
eISBN:
9780262255073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262170062.003.0129
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Domestic translocal home town networks and international diasporic networks are now enabled anew in realities of daily communication through the use of information and communication technologies ... More


Understanding Digital Gaps: A Quartet of Empirical Methodologies

Bin Zhang and Richard D. Taylor

in Beyond Broadband Access: Developing Data-Based Information Policy Strategies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823251834
eISBN:
9780823268955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251834.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter presents a series of exercises in using statistical methods to analyze the digital divide, using China as an example. In particular, it describes four empirical methodologies and their ... More


Introduction

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262170062
eISBN:
9780262255073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262170062.003.0011
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This book offers a panoramic view of working-class information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the information have-less, and develops a systematic examination of the emergent working-class ... More


Internet Cafés

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262170062
eISBN:
9780262255073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262170062.003.0021
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter describes China’s cybercafé, or “Net bar (wangba),” business. It specifically provides an analytical overview of Internet cafés, their historical trajectory, internal differentiation, ... More


Young and Old

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262170062
eISBN:
9780262255073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262170062.003.0076
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter explores the two lower-mobility social groups: youngsters and senior citizens, particularly those in have-less families, who have also begun to turn to Internet and wireless service. It ... More


Reflections

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262170062
eISBN:
9780262255073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262170062.003.0128
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter presents a summary on the main lessons set out in this book. It specifically reflects on the complex role of working-class information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the ... More


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