Beyond the digital divide: Re-assessing knowledge gaps

dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Jocelyn
dc.contributor.authorSligo, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-28T23:26:03Z
dc.date.available2012-08-28T23:26:03Z
dc.date.issued2002-07
dc.description.abstractResearch into social exclusion is exploring how the Internet influences citizens’ access to resources, and whether a digital divide (DD) now exists that creates social and economic haves and have-nots. If so, will new information and communication technologies (ICT) exacerbate or ameliorate the problem? Two New Zealand studies of information poverty suggest that dualistic constructs such as the DD, which owes its origins to studies of information richness versus information poverty, are not sufficiently robust to bear the weight of analysis of ICT’s effects on society. In this paper, we propose that binary views of information impoverishment are misleading, and we describe how more in-depth ways of seeing the topic are needed to reconfigure its rhetoric. A continuum of relative information deprivation is seen as more realistic than a binary model and we offer a perspective on information poverty based on the diverse life-worlds inherent in pluralistic societies.en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSligo, F., & Williams, J. (2002). Beyond the digital divide: Re-assessing knowledge gaps. In M. Power (Ed.). Proceedings of the ANZCA 2002 Conference - Communication: Reconstructed for the 21st Century. Available from http://www.hss.bond.edu.au/ANZCA/journtp.htmen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/1934
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAustralia and New Zealand Communication Associationen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.hss.bond.edu.au/ANZCA/papers/FSligoJWilliamsPaper.pdfen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthorsen_NZ
dc.subjectdigital divideen_NZ
dc.subjectinformation and communications technology (ICT)en_NZ
dc.subjectICTen_NZ
dc.subjectInformation povertyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200101 Communication Studiesen_NZ
dc.titleBeyond the digital divide: Re-assessing knowledge gapsen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
unitec.conference.edate2002-07-12
unitec.conference.locationGold Coast, Australiaen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAustralia and New Zealand Communication Associationen_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2002-07-10
unitec.conference.titleCommunication: Reconstructed for the 21st century. 2002 Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Communication Associationen_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionMassey Universityen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaCommunication Studies
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of the ANZCA 2002 Conference - Communication: Reconstructed for the 21st Centuryen_NZ
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