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

By: Dijk, Jan van, 1952-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2005Description: 1 online resource (249 p.).ISBN: 9781452263106 (electronic bk.); 1452263108 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Information society | Equality | Equality | Information society | COMPUTERS / Information TechnologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 303.4833 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: The Deepening Divide: Inequality in the Information Society 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.
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The Deepening Divide: Inequality in the Information Society 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.

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.

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