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brazil@digitaldivide.com: Confronting Inequality in the Information Society

Synopsis

The topic of this book, the digital divide, refers to the unequal distribution of resources associated with information and communication technology between countries and within societies. We will explore how one factor, in this case information technology, can potentially support contradictory tendencies: towards greater freedom and social participation and to deeper social inequality and new forms of concentration of power (excerpt taken from the book's Introduction).

Table of Contents

Front Matter / Elementos Pré-textuais / Páginas Iniciales Preview PDF
Preface Preview PDF
Acknowledgments Preview PDF
Introduction: globalization as democratic utopia Preview PDF
1 – What is a telephone? capitalist civilization and consumption Preview PDF
2 - Paths of social inequality Preview PDF
3 – What is the information society? pyramids and networks Preview PDF
4 – The dimensions of the digital divide Preview PDF
5 – Telecommunications in Brazil: public services and social inequality Preview PDF
6 - Favelas, consumption and violence Preview PDF
7 - Viva Rio: digital inclusion in the fight for human security Preview PDF
8 - Dignity through self-image Preview PDF
9 – e-spaces for communication Preview PDF
10 e-education/e-training Preview PDF
11 - e-jobs/e-business Preview PDF
12 e-citizenship Preview PDF
13 - Social innovation, non-governmental organizations, business, and the state Preview PDF
Bibliographic suggestions Preview PDF
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