ISBN 9788175333451,Gender And Digital Economy : Perspectives From Developing World

Gender And Digital Economy : Perspectives From Developing World


Ak Singh



Md Publications Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788175333451

ISBN-10 8175333456


Number of Pages 263 Pages
Language (English)

Social Sciences

Much of the discussion about new technologies and social equality has focused on the oversimplified notion of a "digital divide." Technology and Social Inclusion moves beyond the limited view of haves and have-nots to analyze the different forms of access to information and communication technologies. Drawing on theory from political science, economics, sociology, psychology, communications, education, and linguistics, the book examines the ways in which differing access to technology contributes to social and economic stratification or inclusion. A central premise is that, in today's society, the ability to access, adapt, and create knowledge using information and communication technologies is critical to social inclusion. This focus on social inclusion shifts the discussion of the "digital divide" from gaps to be overcome by providing equipment to social development challenges to be addressed through the effective integration of technology into communities, institutions, and societies.