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Virtual Inequality: Beyond the Digital Divide (American Governance and Public Policy)

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That there is a "digital divide"--which falls between those who have and can afford the latest in technological tools and those who have neither in our society--is indisputable. "Virtual Inequality redefines the issue as it explores the cascades of that divide, which involve access, skill, political participation, as well as the obvious economics. Computer and internet access are insufficient without the skill to use the technology, and economic opportunity and political participation provide primary justification for realizing that this inequality is a public problem and not simply a matter of private misfortune. Defying those who say the divide is growing smaller, this volume, based on a unique national survey that includes data from over 1800 respondents in low-income communities, shows otherwise. In addition to demonstrating why disparities persist in such areas as technological abilities, the survey also shows that the digitally disadvantaged often share many of the same beliefs as their more privileged counterparts. African-Americans, for instance, are even more positive in their attitudes toward technology than whites are in many respects, contrary to conventional wisdom. The rigorous research on which the conclusions are based is presented accessibly and in an easy-to-follow manner. Not content with analysis alone, nor the untangling of the complexities of policymaking, "Virtual Inequality views the digital divide compassionately in its human dimensions and recommends a set of practical and commonsense policy strategies. Inequality, even in a virtual form this book reminds us, is unacceptable and a situation that society is compelled to address.

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Based on a national random-sample telephone survey, this report examines the digital divide in terms of unequal access, unequal skills, unequal economic opportunities, and political inequality. Policy-level remedies for these imbalances are suggested. Appendices include the survey questions and multivariate regression tables. The authors include a library and information scientists, and two political scientists—all affiliated with Kent State University. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-183) and index.

Synopsis:

Redefines the "digital divide" as being multiple divides involving access, skill, economic opportunity, and democratic participation--using a unique national survey to uncover persistent disparities and probing skills and attitudes in low-income communities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780878409990
Editor:
Rabe, Barry
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Author:
Tolbert, Caroline J.
Author:
Stansbury, Mary
Author:
Mossberger, Karen
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Computers
Subject:
Information technology
Subject:
Electronic data processing
Subject:
Digital divide
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
American Governance and Public Policy
Series Volume:
v. 5
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.82x5.10x.53 in. .65 lbs.

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