Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society, 1st Edition

  • Enrico Ferro
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  • ISBN-10: 1605667005
  • ISBN-13: 9781605667003
  • DDC: 303.4833
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 886 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released March 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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The Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society presents a comprehensive, integrative, and global view of what has been called the digital divide. Collecting an international collaboration of experts, this Handbook of Research offers policy makers, academicians, managers, and researchers a complete reference source to the interactions, evolutions, and policies developing within the field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Section 1: The Digital Divide as a Social Problem.
2: Division 1: Overview of the Digital Divide.
3: Beyond Digital Divide: Toward an Agenda for Change.
4: The Digital Divide, Framing and Mapping the Phenomenon.
5: Policy as a Bridge across the Global Digital Divide.
6: Division 2: Regional and Country Cases.
7: The Evolution of the Digital Divide across Developing Countries: Theoretical Issues and Empirical Investigation.
8: Digital Divide In Turkey: A General Assessment.
9: Bridging the Digital Divide in Australia: The Potential Implications for the Mental Health of Young People Experiencing Marginalisation.
10: The Digital Divide in the U.S. in the 21st Century.
11: Section 2: Digital Divides and Inequalities.
12: Division 1: Digital Divides and Disabilities.
13: Beyond the Digital Divide: Closing the Generation and Disability Gaps?.
14: Teleworking and the “Disability Divide”.
15: The Digital Divide and the Emerging Virtual Therapeutic System.
16: Division 2: Digital Divides, Education, Gender, and Ethnicity.
17: Generation, Education, Gender, and Ethnicity in American Digital Divides.
18: The Digital Divides in the U.S.: Access, Broadband, and Nature of Internet Use.
19: Does the Digital Divide Extend to Minority-and Women Owned Small Businesses?.
20: The Internet, Black Identity, and the Evolving Discourse of the Digital Divide.
21: Division 3: Digital Divides and Digital Literacy.
22: Inequalities of Digital Skills and How to Overcome Them.
23: Late on the Curve: Causes and Consequences of Differences in Digital Skills.
24: The Digital Divide among the Incarcerated Women in the United States: A Case Study from New Jersey.
25: Information Literacy and the Digital Divide: Challenging e-Exclusion in the Global South.
26: Division 4: Digital Divides and Broadband Access.
27: Connection Disparities: The Importance of Broadband Connections in Understanding Today's Digital Divide.
28: Broadband in America: A Policy of Neglect is Not Benign.