Information Technology And Social Justice

Information Technology And Social Justice

by Emma Rooksby
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591409683

ISBN-13: 9781591409687

Pub. Date: 10/31/2006

Publisher: IGI Global

The term digital divide is still used regularly to characterize the injustice associated with inequalities in access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). As the debate continues and becomes more sophisticated, more and more aspects of the distribution of ICTs are singled out as relevant to characterizations of the digital divide and of its moral

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Overview

The term digital divide is still used regularly to characterize the injustice associated with inequalities in access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). As the debate continues and becomes more sophisticated, more and more aspects of the distribution of ICTs are singled out as relevant to characterizations of the digital divide and of its moral status. The best way to articulate the digital divide is to relate it to other aspects of social and distributive justice, using a mixture of pre-existing theories within moral and political philosophy. These theories are complemented with contributions from sociology, communication studies, information systems, and a range of other disciplines. Information Technology and Social Justice presents conceptual frameworks for understanding and tackling digital divides. It includes information on access and skills, access and motivation, and other various levels of access. It also presents a detailed analysis of the benefits and value of access to ICTs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591409687
Publisher:
IGI Global
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. IFrom information society to global village of wisdom? : the role of ICT in realizing social justice in the developing world1
Ch. IIEpistemic value theory and the digital divide29
Ch. IIIJustifying intellectual property protection : why the interests of content creators usually win over everyone else's47
Ch. IVUniversal information ethics? : ethical pluralism and social justice69
Ch. VGlobal digital divide, global justice, cultures and epistemology93
Ch. VIDigital disempowerment112
Ch. VIISocial justice and market metaphysics : a critical discussion of philosophical approaches to digital divides148
Ch. VIIIDiscourses in gender and technology : taking a feminist gaze171
Ch. IXComputing ethics : intercultural comparisons189
Ch. X500 million missing Web sites : Amartya Sen's capabilities approach and measures of technological deprivation in developing countries206
Ch. XIComputer ethics : constitutive and consequential morality226
Ch. XIIThe digital divide in Australia : is rural Australia losing out?240
Ch. XIIIThe digital divide within the digital community in Saudi Arabia262

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