Jan van Dijk, The Digital Divide
By Amy Gonzales
The Digital Divide, Jan van Dijk (2020) 208pp., £18 (paperback) Polity Press, Cambridge, ISBN: 978-1-509-53445-6
Publication of The Digital Divide could not be more timely. The 2020 global pandemic has reframed understanding of dependence on digital technology across the socio-economic spectrum. Being without technology in this moment in history has a resonance that could not have been predicted, even if it could, to some degree, have been avoided. From this unfortunate vantage point, Van Dijk’s Digital Divide carries a new level of urgency for readers and holds new opportunities for scholars who may be doubly motivated to understand the factors that contribute to digital inequalities and the solutions that may mitigate them. In addition to this divide laid bare by the pandemic, I will also point out other ways this book holds particular relevance for our day.
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Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation Volume 37, Issue 2
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