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Weaponization of Access, Communication Inequalities as a Form of Control: Case of Israel/Palestine

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In this chapter, Hanna M. Kreitem explores the idea of using the capacity to control access to communication technologies as a form of weapon to support and maintain disparity in power by controlling inclusion and exclusion in the Network Society. The chapter looks at the case of Palestine/Israel to explore the specific practices that can be classified as a form of weaponization of access to build for further research in the field, with examples of practices spanning from the days of analogue telephony in the mid-twentieth century to the recent control on online activities, establishing a cycle of practice that runs in parallel to the technology life-cycle, from controlling access to infrastructure and media, to surveillance and control of online practice and the message.

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Kreitem, H.M. (2020). Weaponization of Access, Communication Inequalities as a Form of Control: Case of Israel/Palestine. In: Ragnedda, M., Gladkova, A. (eds) Digital Inequalities in the Global South. Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research - A Palgrave and IAMCR Series. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32706-4_7

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