Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology, Community and Public Policy
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
1. Redefining the Digital Divide.
2. The Dimensions of the Digital Divide.
3. The Role of CTCs within the Community Technology Movement: Marla K. Nelson, Rutgers University.
4. Support for Bridging the Gap.
5. Community Technology and Youth.
6. Training Disadvantaged Workers for IT Jobs.
7. The Organizational Divide: Josh Kirschenbaum and Radhika Kunamneni, PolicyLink.
8. Building the Bridge: Learning from Seattle.
9. Toward a New Agenda.
Appendix 1: Research Strategy and Methodology.
Appendix 2: Community Technology Survey.
Appendix 3: Analysis of Survey Results.
Appendix 4: World Wide Web References.
This book is very dry, but in a good way, laying out where exactly the digital divide falls and assessing how programs across the country have tried to answer the question: Why cant Johnny surf? A must-read for serious technology activists. City Limits
This interesting and valuable addition to the literature on urban poverty and access to computers linked to the Internet is an empirical study that concludes with some sensible and thoughtful policy recommendations. Highly recommended. E. Lewis, New College of Florida
- Examines unequal access to information technology in the United States.
- Analyses the success or failure of policies designed to address the digital divide.
- Draws on extensive fieldwork in several US cities.
- Makes recommendations for future public policy.
- Series editor: Manuel Castells.