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Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research - A Palgrave and IAMCR Series
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Digital Inequalities in the Global South

Editors: Ragnedda, Massimo, Gladkova, Anna (Eds.)

  • Discusses connections between digital and social inequalities in the countries of the Global South
  • Examines how the Global South is overcoming different types of digital divides, using illustrative case studies from the region
  • Argues that state and public policies aimed at overcoming digital inequalities in the Global South help to bridge the digital divide
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This book discusses how digital inequalities today may lead to other types of inequalities in the Global South. Contributions to this collection move past discussing an access problem – a binary division between ‘haves and have-nots’ – to analyse complex inequalities in the internet use, benefits, and opportunities of people in the Global South region. Using specific case studies, this book underlines how communities in the Global South are now attempting to participate in the information age despite high costs, a lack of infrastructure, and more barriers to entry. Contributions discuss the recent changes in the Global South. These changes include greater technological availability, the spread of digital literacy programs and computer courses, and the overall growth in engagement of people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and languages in digital environments. This book outlines and evaluates the role of state and public institutions in facilitating these changes and consequently bridging the digital divide.

About the authors

Massimo Ragnedda is Senior Lecturer in Mass Communication at Northumbria University, UK, where he conducts research on the digital divide and social media. He is the co-vice chair of the Digital Divide Working Group (IAMCR).

Anna Gladkova is Senior Researcher and Director of International Affairs Office at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. She is co-vice chair of the Digital Divide Working Group (IAMCR).


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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32706-4
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  • Due: May 11, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32705-7
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Inequalities in the Global South
Editors
  • Massimo Ragnedda
  • Anna Gladkova
Series Title
Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research - A Palgrave and IAMCR Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32706-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32705-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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