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書名 Public access ICT across cultures : diversifying participation in the network society / edited by Francisco J. Proenza
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2015]
[Piscataqay, New Jersey] : IEEE Xplore, [2015]
國際標準書號 9780262328548 electronic
0262527375 paperback
9780262527378 paperback
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說明 1 online resource (xiv, 476 pages) : illustrations
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系列 International development research centre
International development research centre
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
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Shared public access to computers and the Internet in developing countries is often hailed as an effective, low-cost way to share the benefits of digital technology. Yet research on the economic and social effects of public access to computers is lacking. This volume offers the first systematic assessment of the impact of shared public access in the developing world, with findings from ten countries in South America, Asia, and Africa. It provides evidence that the benefits of diversified participation in digital society go beyond providing access to technology. Public access venues -- most often Internet cafš in cities and state-run telecenters in rural areas -- are places for learning, sharing, working, empowerment and finding opportunities.The book documents the impact of public access on individuals, on society and networks, and on women. Chapters report findings and examine policy implications of research on such topics as users' perceptions of the benefits of Internet caf̌ use in Jordan; ICT job training in Rwanda; understanding user motivations and risk factors for overuse and Internet addiction in China; the effect of technology use on social inclusion among low-income urban youth in Argentina; productive uses of technologies by grassroots organizations in Peru; use of technology by migrant ethnic minority Burmese women in Thailand to maintain ties with their culture and their family and friends; and women's limited access to the most ubiquitous type of venue, cybercafš, in practically all countries studied -- and quite severely in some places, e.g. Uttar Pradesh, India. Contributing Editors Erwin A. Alampay, Roxana Barrantes C̀ceres, Hernan Galperin, Abiodun Jagun, George Sciadas, Ramata Molo Thioune, Kentaro ToyamaChapter authorsAli Farhan AbuSeileek, Carolina Aguerre, Oluwasefunmi 'Tale Arogundade, Nor Aziah Alias, Sebastiǹ Ben̕tez Larghi, Jorge Bossio, Juan Fernando Bossio, Marina Laura Calamari, Nikos Dacanay, Jean Damasc̈ne Mazimpaka, Laurent Aristide Eyinga Eyinga, Mary Luz Feranil, Ariel Fontecoba, Omar Fraihat, Martin S. Hagger, Jianbin Hao, Sulaiman Hashim, Izaham Shah Ismail, Haziah Jamaludin, Xuemei Jiang, Laura Le̤n, Guoxin Li, Balwant Singh Mehta, Nidhi Mehta, Marina Moguillansky, Marhaini Mohd Noor, Avis Momeni, Thǒdomir Mugiraneza, Jimena Orchuela, Patricia Peą Miranda, Alejandra Phillippi, Jimena Ponce de Le̤n, Ghaleb Rabab'ah, Saif Addeen AlRababah, Wei Shang, Ryan V. Silverio, Sylvie Siyam Siwe, Efenita M. Taqueban, Olga Balbine Tsafack Nguekeng, Xiaoguang Yang
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主題 Internet access -- Cross-cultural studies
Information technology -- Social aspects -- Cross-cultural studies
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Alt Author Proenza, Francisco J, editor
IEEE Xplore (Online Service), distributor
MIT Press, publisher
International Development Research Centre (Canada), issuing body
Alt Title Public access information and communications technology across cultures
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