The Digital Divide
  • Release Date : 14 January 2020
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 208 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781509534463
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Download or read book entitled The Digital Divide by author: Jan van Dijk which was release on 14 January 2020 and published by John Wiley & Sons with total page 208 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Contrary to optimistic visions of a free internet for all, the problem of the ‘digital divide’ – the disparity between those with access to internet technology and those without – has persisted for close to twenty-five years. In this textbook, Jan van Dijk considers the state of digital inequality and what we can do to tackle it. Through an accessible framework based on empirical research, he explores the motivations and challenges of seeking access and the development of requisite digital skills. He addresses key questions such as: Does digital inequality reduce or reinforce existing, traditional inequalities? Does it create new, previously unknown social inequalities? While digital inequality affects all aspects of society and the problem is here to stay, Van Dijk outlines policies we can put in place to mitigate it. The Digital Divide is required reading for students and scholars of media, communication, sociology, and related disciplines, as well as for policymakers.

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