Gender And Digital Economy
Much of the discussion about new technologies and social equality has focused on the oversimplified notion of a "digital divide." Technology and Social Inclusion moves beyond the limited view of haves and have-nots to analyze the different forms of access to information and communication technologies. Drawing on theory from political science, economics, sociology, psychology, communications, education, and linguistics, the book examines the ways in which differing access to technology contributes to social and economic stratification or inclusion. A central premise is that, in today's society, the ability to access, adapt, and create knowledge using information and communication technologies is critical to social inclusion. This focus on social inclusion shifts the discussion of the "digital divide" from gaps to be overcome by providing equipment to social development challenges to be addressed through the effective integration of technology into communities, institutions, and societies.
AK Singh , having MA (sociology) and also MA degree in Political Science is a scholar and thinker teaching Political Science in different capacities and his knowledge is not confined to political science only but to other social sciences disciplines as well. He had worked on several assignment related to his field of study and participated in several seminars and symposiums.
Preface V 1. Understanding the Rural-Urban Interface --Pg. 1 2. The Politics of Informalization in Bissau, Guinea Bissau --Pg. 49 3. Economic Restructuring in Zambia --Pg. 69 4. Call Centers and the Prospects for work in the Developing World --Pg. 95 5. Globalization and Economic Management --Pg.117 6. The WTO: Challenges for Developing Countries --Pg. 157 7. Globalization, Labour and Employment Practices --Pg. 195 8. Occupying Places in the World Economy --Pg. 223 Bibliography --Pg. 257 Index --Pg. 261