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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262232241 | 274 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 22 illus.| January 2003
Paperback | $25.00 Short | £18.95 | ISBN: 9780262731737 | 274 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 22 illus.| September 2004

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Technology and Social Inclusion

Rethinking the Digital Divide

About the Author

Mark Warschauer is Assistant Professor of Education and of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, and founding editor of the journal Language Learning and Technology.


“Any information professional who hopes to understand how information organisations contribute to social inclusion, or have the potential to do so, must read this seminal work [...] highly recommended for reflective information professionals worldwide, and for collections focusing on communications, social policy, development policy, education, and librarianship and information management.”—G E Gorman, The Australian Library Journal


“An impassioned, thoughtful, and unique analysis of the digital divide that incorporates evidence from affluent and poor nations. Warschauer shows that social context, far more than hardware, shapes access to new technologies.”
Larry Cuban, School of Education, Stanford University
“The modern belief that new technologies hold the key to human progress seems to be sacrosanct. Mark Warschauer's compelling critique of technophilia offers a welcome corrective to this view. He emphasizes that new technologies are neither causes nor cures, shifting the emphasis to the social context in which such technologies appear. In so doing, he provides renewed energy for a reevaluation of the relation between technology and social inequality.”
Michael Cole, University Professor of Communication, Psychology, and Human Development, University of California, San Diego