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The Digital Divide in a Global Perspective

Manuel Castells

in The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199255771
eISBN:
9780191698279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255771.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter begins by evaluating the different meanings of the digital divide, as well as their interaction with social sources of inequality by stating available information on the United States, ... More


The Digital Divide of Telephones and the Internet *

Eric Harwit

in China's Telecommunications Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233748
eISBN:
9780191715556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233748.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter first puts the case of China's ‘digital divide’ in a comparative development context, and considers past studies of the importance of telecommunications spread to areas of low ... More


Less Advantaged Teens, Ethnicity, and Digital and Mobile Media: Respect, Restriction, and Reversal

Lynn Schofield Clark

in The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199899616
eISBN:
9780199980161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899616.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter focuses on limitations some young people encounter in relation to the digital and mobile media environment. Middle class and less advantaged young people comprise a much more culturally ... 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


Successful Business Practices of Modern India

Kshama V. Kaushik and Kaushik Dutta

in India Means Business: How the Elephant Earned its Stripes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072614
eISBN:
9780199081592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072614.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes several business practices that have proved successful in modern India. These include the cooperative movement, microcredit or micro-financing, and off-shoring. Indian ... More


Adolescents and the Internet

Linda A. Jackson

in The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195342956
eISBN:
9780199894284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342956.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Although access to the Internet in U.S. and U.K. schools is almost universal, home Internet access is not. Large proportions of U.S. adolescents still do not use the Internet at all, and while there ... More


China's Telecommunications Revolution

Eric Harwit

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233748
eISBN:
9780191715556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233748.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

China's telecommunications industry has seen revolutionary transformation and growth over the past three decades. Chinese Internet users number more than 150 million, and the PRC expects to quickly ... More


Digital Cities: The Internet and the Geography of Opportunity

Karen Mossberger, Caroline J. Tolbert, and William Franko

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812936
eISBN:
9780199979769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812936.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

In an age when the United Nations has declared access to the Internet a human right, and universal access to high-speed broadband is a national goal, urban areas have been largely ignored by federal ... More


“Every Youth a Start-up”: Education and Training in Silicon Valley

Elsa Davidson

in The Burdens of Aspiration: Schools, Youth, and Success in the Divided Social Worlds of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720875
eISBN:
9780814785065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720875.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines the education and training of Latino youth within the local and national context, with particular emphasis on the emergent civic agenda around the digital divide in Silicon ... More


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


Games-Based Culture

Andy Miah

in Sport 2.0: Transforming Sports for a Digital World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035477
eISBN:
9780262343114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035477.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter considers the different cultures of sport, digital technology, and the Olympics. It examines why the idea of a global digital culture fails to capture the manner in which our lives are ... More


ICTs and Education in Developing Countries: The Case of India

Colin Agur

in Education and Social Media: Toward a Digital Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034470
eISBN:
9780262334853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034470.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Today, with ICTs proliferating rapidly in developing countries, new questions and debates have emerged about the role ICTs can play in education. For theorists of ICTs and the digital divide in ... More


Online Prejudice and Discrimination: From Dating to Hating

Kimberly Barsamian Kahn, Katherine Spencer, and Jack Glaser

in The Social Net: Understanding our online behavior

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199639540
eISBN:
9780191747748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639540.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter delves into the phenomena of prejudice and discrimination on the Internet, including an examination of the ways in which online prejudice affects offline behavior. It is hypothesized ... More


School Information, Parental Decisions, and the Digital Divide: The SmartChoices Project in Hartford, Connecticut

Jack Dougherty, Diane Zannoni, Maham Chowhan, Courteney Coyne, Benjamin Dawson, Tehani Guruge, and Begaeta Nukic

in Educational Delusions?: Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274730
eISBN:
9780520955103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274730.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines how urban parents navigate the growth of public school choice policies and information on the internet. We created SmartChoices, a public school search tool for the Hartford, ... More


Internet Geographies: Data Shadows and Digital Divisions of Labor

Mark Graham

in Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661992
eISBN:
9780191782671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661992.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Most research on digital divides and inequalities has focused on social differences within nations, such as divides between socioeconomic groups. This chapter takes a global perspective, focusing on ... More


An unfolding story

Rosamund Sutherland

in Education and social justice in a digital age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447305255
eISBN:
9781447311799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305255.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter One introduces two themes that set the scene for the book. The first is concerned with the divide in terms of educational opportunities available to young people in England today. The second ... More


Toward a Critical Literacy of the Citizen Marketer Approach

Joel Penney

in The Citizen Marketer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658052
eISBN:
9780190658090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658052.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This concluding chapter addresses the controversy of “slacktivism” and argues that mediated symbolic action does not necessarily become a substitute for other forms of political participation. ... More


Next Generation Internet Users: A New Digital Divide

Grant Blank and William H. Dutton

in Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199661992
eISBN:
9780191782671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661992.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

One of the latest social trends around the Internet has been the rapid and wide scale diffusion of portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, and readers. This chapter argues that this is not a ... More


Information and Communication Technologies for Development

Ronaldo Lemos and Joana Varon Ferraz

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0037
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

How do Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) contribute to international development? What roles do the state and market play in deploying ICTs? How can one assess the development impact ... More


The Geography of Barriers to Broadband Adoption

Karen Mossberger, Caroline J. Tolbert, and William Franko

in Digital Cities: The Internet and the Geography of Opportunity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812936
eISBN:
9780199979769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812936.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

The reasons why individuals are offline, or barriers to broadband and Internet access at home, vary nationally across urban, suburban and rural America. Cost is one of the most important factors ... More


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