Access Denied in the Information Age

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Who is going to reap the rewards of new information and communication technologies? Focusing on a theme of exclusion, Access Denied in the Information Age dispels the myths of the information society. The authors here take a few steps back from the hype and consider the real place of these new technologies in society.

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"The well-written essays certainly are provocative." --Journal of Technology Transfer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333920190
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 255
  • Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Lax is Lecturer in Communications Technology at the Institute of Communications, University of Leeds.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Access
• "Beepless in America": the Social Impact of the Galaxy IV Pager Blackout--William Dutton, Anita Elberse, Traci Hong & Sorin Matei
• Trade Unions and Access to the Internet--Joe Holly & Garry Herman
• Getting Our Hands On It. Gendered Inequality in Access to Information and Communication Technologies--Gill Kirkup
Part II: Knowledge
• The Postmodern University? The Loss of Purpose in British Universities--Frank Webster
• Brickies or Bricoleurs? Gender in Computing and Design Courses--Deborah Trayhurn
• Information, Education and Inequality. Is New Technology the Solution?--Stephen Lax
• The Process of Change: An Empirical Examination of the Uptake and Impact of Technology--David E. Morrison & Michael Svennevig
• The Value of the Ephemeral: Assessing News Output About Yugoslavia (1989-1999)--Michael Palmer
Part III: Power
• Smell The Tulips: the Internet, Neoliberalism and Millenarian Hype--Brian Winston
• Selling Off Cyberspace--Granville Williams
• From Crystal Palaces to Silicon Valleys: Market Imperfection and the Enduring Digital Divide--Anthony Wilhelm
• From an Answer to a Question: Globalization in the Information Age--Robin Brown

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