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Theorizing Digital Divides

Edited by Massimo Ragnedda, Glenn W. Muschert

Although discussion of the digital divide is a relatively new phenomenon, social inequality is a deeply entrenched part of our current social world and is now reproduced in the digital sphere. Such inequalities have been described in multiple traditions of social thought and theoretical approaches. To move forward to a greater understanding of the nuanced dynamics of digital inequality, we need the theoretical lenses to interpret the meaning of what has been observed as digital inequality.

This volume examines and explains the phenomenon of digital divides and digital inequalities from a theoretical perspective. Indeed, with there being a limited amount of theoretical research on the digital divide so far, Theorizing Digital Divides seeks to collect and analyse different perspectives and theoretical approaches in analysing digital inequalities, and thus propose a nuanced approach to study the digital divide.

Exploring theories from diverse perspectives within the social sciences whilst presenting clear examples of how each theory is applied in digital divide research, this book will appeal to scholars and undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in sociology of inequality, digital culture, Internet studies, mass communication, social theory, sociology, and media studies.

Massimo Ragnedda is a Senior Lecturer in Mass Communication at Northumbria University, Newcastle, and a IAMCR member now acting as Vice-Chair of IAMCR's Digital Divide Working Group

The above text is from the publisher's description of the book.

Title: Theorizing Digital Divides
Editors: Massimo Ragnedda, Glenn W. Muschert
Published: 2017
Pages: 212
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138210400

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