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Cyberspace Divide

Equality, Agency and Policy in the Information Society

Edited by Brian D Loader

Routledge – 1998 – 288 pages

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    978-0-415-16969-1
    April 9th 1998
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Description

The dramatic advances in computer and telecommunications technologies such as the Internet, virtual reality, smart cards or multimedia applications are increasingly regarded as ushering in a new form of society: the information society. Politicians, policy makers and business gurus are all encouraging us to join the information superhighway at the nearest junction or risk being excluded from the social and economic benefits of the information revolution. Cyberspace Divide critically considers the complex relationship between technological change, its effect upon social divisions, its consequences for social action and the emerging strategies for social inclusion in the Information Age. Cyberspace Divide will be invaluable reading for those studying social policy, sociology, computing and communication studies.

Reviews

'A good hard look at claims that the Internet will bring a massive redistribution of power … what's really useful about this book is the level of detail provided.' - New Scientist

Author Bio

Brian Loader is Co-Director of the Community Information Research and Applications Unit at the University of Teesside

Name: Cyberspace Divide: Equality, Agency and Policy in the Information Society (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Brian D Loader. The dramatic advances in computer and telecommunications technologies such as the Internet, virtual reality, smart cards or multimedia applications are increasingly regarded as ushering in a new form of society: the information society. Politicians,...
Categories: Sociology of Science & Technology, Citizenship - Social Policy, Social Policy, Sociology & Social Policy