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Author Wiley, Kehinde, 1977-

Title The unconnected : social justice, participation, and engagement in the information society / edited by Paul M.A. Baker, Jarice Hanson, Jeremy Hunsinger
Published New York : Peter Lang, [2013]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  303.48 Bak/Usj  AVAILABLE
Description vi, 308 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
Series Digital formations, 1526-3169 ; v. 69
Digital formations. 1526-3169 ; v. 69
Contents Contents note continued: ch. Nine Attachment, Connectivity, and Virtual Belief Communities / Paul M. A. Baker -- Section 4 Communication -- ch. Ten Democracy to Technocracy: Tyranny of the Majority in the Information Age / Andrew C. Ward -- ch. Eleven The New Minority: The Willfully Unconnected / Jarice Hanson -- ch. Twelve Redistributing the Wealth of Networks: Digital Community Media and Social Inclusion / Martha Fuentes-Bautista -- ch. Thirteen Black Holes in the Electronic Galaxies: Metaphor for Resistance in the Information Society? / Agreen Wang
Machine generated contents note: Section 1 Context -- ch. One Connectedness and Political Attitudes and Behavior / Costas Panagopoulos -- ch. Two Understanding the Multi-Dimensionality of the Digital Divide: Empirical Evidence from Italy / Enrico Ferro -- ch. Three Connecting Disability: New Modes of Participation and Engagement / Gerard Goggin -- Section 2 Conduit -- ch. Four Systematic Considerations for Addressing "Online Dead Zones" Impeding the Social Engagement of Persons with a Disability: Policy and Practice Implications / Alex Casiano -- ch. Five Placing Connectedness: Libraries Virtual and Proximate / James W. Harrington Jr. -- ch. Six The Reach of Open Source Software / Douglas Noonan -- Section 3 Content -- ch. Seven Locus Communis: The Unconnected in and Within Virtual Worlds / Jeremy Hunsinger -- ch. Eight The Study of Digital Connectedness: A Case for Public Informatics / Susan L. Jacobson --
Summary Despite improvements to those affected by the digital age, there are still many people who remain "unconnected" in today's world. This volume examines the problems of addressing the digital divide by closely examining those who remain unconnected- the untouchables or untouched within the information society. Some remain untouched because of access or ability issues that reflect race, disability, class, geography, and socio-economic status, but others may be prevented from participation by factors of religion, language, philosophy, culture, or simply disinterest. With noted experts from many areas, this book collectively examines the social, economic, and political contexts of the failure to reach the unconnected and the importance of including them in a dynamic, engaged civic democracy. -- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Wiley, Kehinde, 1977-
African American men in art.
African American painters.
African American painting.
Digital divide.
Information society.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Portrait painting, American.
Social justice.
Author Baker, Paul M. A., 1955-
Hanson, Jarice.
Hunsinger, Jeremy.
LC no. 2012014098
ISBN 9781433111426 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781433111433 (paperback: alk. paper)