Digital economies at global margins

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Digital economies at global margins

Автор: Mark Graham

More than one billion people over the last five years have become new Internet users. Digital connectivity was once confined to economically prosperous parts of the world, but now Internet users mak...Подробнее

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More than one billion people over the last five years have become new  Internet users. Digital connectivity was once confined to economically  prosperous parts of the world, but now Internet users make up a majority  of the world’s population. In this book, contributors from a range of  disciplines and locations investigate the impact of increased digital  connectivity on the people and places at the world’s economic margins.  Does a digitalized economy mean that those in economic peripheries can  transcend spatial, organizational, social, and political constraints —  or do digital tools and techniques tend to reinforce existing  inequalities?

Reporting on digitalization in countries ranging from Chile to Kenya  to the Philippines, the contributors present a diverse set of case  studies and develop a broad range of theoretical positions. They  consider, among other things, data-driven disintermediation, women’s  economic empowerment and gendered power relations, digital  humanitarianism and philanthropic capitalism, the spread of innovation  hubs, hackathons, the gig economy, and a rethinking of how a more  progressive politics of connectivity could look.

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Mark Graham

Mark Graham

Mark Graham is professor of Internet geography at the Oxford Internet  Institute at the University of Oxford and a faculty fellow at the Alan  Turing Institute. He is the editor (with William H. Dutton) of Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication Are Changing Our Lives.

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