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Digital Capital - by Sora Park (Hardcover)

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This book describes and understands the many factors that influence a person’s behavior towards digital technologies, and how that affects the person’s potential to benefit from digital society. The ability to adapt to these new technological environments - and the extent to which an individual embraces them - has become critical to an individual’s well-being and quality of life, the underlying assumption being that only by effectively engaging with digital technologies can the user accrue benefits from the experience. By introducing the concept “digital capital,” which refers to the conditions that determine how people access, use, and engage with digital technology, Park examines how the digital ecosystem of the user lead to new forms of digital inequality. Using numerous empirical studies on internet users and non-users, as well as recommending small localized solutions to the big global problem, a critical and alternative perspective of the digital divide is provided.

Number of Pages: 247
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Sora Park
Language: English
Street Date: November 20, 2017
TCIN: 53201193
UPC: 9781137593313
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-8078
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