Information and Communication Technology Geographies: Strategies for Bridging the Digital Divide
AuthorGilbert, Melissa R.
DepartmentGeography and Urban Studies
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AbstractOur purpose in this book is to reconceptualize the digital divide from the perspective of poor women’s daily lives in inner-city neighborhoods in Philadelphia in order to suggest an alternative policy framework for addressing digital inequalities. Our focus on poor women and their daily lives stems from a deep commitment to examining the underlying power relations that shape women’s experiences in household, family, work and community contexts as a basis for understanding what matters to them as they work to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of those for whom they care. We use the term “poor women” to signify that we work with those who are living at the margins of political, economic, and social empowerment by virtue of a constellation race, class, and gender inequalities that are manifested in such areas as income, education, employment, and health care. We work with poor women in Philadelphia because their challenges are representative of the experiences of many women in the U.S. who are struggling for survival.
CitationGilbert, M. R. & Masucci, M. (2011). Information and Communication Technology Geographies: Strategies for Bridging the Digital Divide. University of British Columbia, Canada: Praxis (e)Press.
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