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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sora Park
    Pages 1-10
  3. Reconceptualising Digital Inclusion

  4. New Problems and Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Sora Park
      Pages 109-127
    3. Sora Park
      Pages 129-160
    4. Sora Park
      Pages 161-183
  5. The Paradigm Shift in Digital Inclusion Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Sora Park
      Pages 187-212
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-247

About this book

Introduction

This book describes and understands the many factors that influence a person’s behavior towards digital technologies, and how that affects the person’s potential to benefit from digital society. The ability to adapt to these new technological environments - and the extent to which an individual embraces them - has become critical to an individual’s well-being and quality of life, the underlying assumption being that only by effectively engaging with digital technologies can the user accrue benefits from the experience. By introducing the concept “digital capital,” which refers to the conditions that determine how people access, use, and engage with digital technology, Park examines how the digital ecosystem of the user lead to new forms of digital inequality. Using numerous empirical studies on internet users and non-users, as well as recommending small localized solutions to the big global problem, a critical and alternative perspective of the digital divide is provided.

Keywords

digital capital technology social media information connected internet devices

Authors and affiliations

  • Sora Park
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CanberraBruce, CanberraAustralia

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