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Digital Economies at Global Margins
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Mark Graham (Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford) William Aspray
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Digital Economies at Global Margins

Mark Graham (Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford) William Aspray


9780262535892

MIT Press


E-commerce: business aspects;
Science funding & policy;
Impact of science & technology on society;
Digital lifestyle


Paperback

392 pages

$79.00
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Investigations of what increasing digital connectivity and the digitalization of the economy mean for people and places at the world's economic margins.

Within the last decade, more than one billion people became new Internet users. Once, digital connectivity was confined to economically prosperous parts of the world; 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 people and places at the world's economic margins. Does the advent of 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?

The contributors present a diverse set of case studies, reporting on digitalization in countries ranging from Chile to Kenya to the Philippines, 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, and two cases of the reversal of core and periphery in digital innovation.

Contributors Niels Beerepoot, Ryan Burns, Jenna Burrell, Julie Yujie Chen, Peter Dannenberg, Uwe Deichmann, Jonathan Donner, Christopher Foster, Mark Graham, Nicolas Friederici, Hernan Galperin, Catrihel Greppi, Anita Gurumurthy, Isis Hjorth, Lilly Irani, Molly Jackman, Calestous Juma, Dorothea Kleine, Madlen Krone, Vili Lehdonvirta, Chris Locke, Silvia Masiero, Hannah McCarrick,Deepak K. Mishra, Bitange Ndemo, Jorien Oprins, Elisa Oreglia, Stefan Ouma, Robert Pepper, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Julian Stenmanns, Tim Unwin, Julia Verne, Timothy Waema

Edited by:   Mark Graham (Research Fellow Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford), William Aspray
Imprint:   MIT Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 19mm
ISBN:   9780262535892
ISBN 10:   0262535890
Series:   International Development Research Centre
Pages:   392
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

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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