The Promise of Access: Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope

April 6, 2021|
The Promise of Access: Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope by Daniel Greene
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Why simple technological solutions to complex social issues continue to appeal to politicians and professionals who should (and often do) know better.

Why do we keep trying to solve poverty with technology? What makes us feel that we need to learn to code--or else? In The Promise of Access, Daniel Greene argues that the problem of poverty became a problem of technology in order to manage the contradictions of a changing economy. Greene shows how the digital divide emerged as a policy problem and why simple technological solutions to complex social issues continue to appeal to politicians and professionals who should (and often do) know better.
Daniel Greene is Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland''s iSchool.
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Title:The Promise of Access: Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Published:April 6, 2021
Publisher:MIT Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780262542333

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