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Title:Online Society and the Power of Knowing: A review of Digital Citizenship: The Internet, Society, and Participation
Author(s):Hicks, Elaine R.
Subject(s):digital citizenship, online society, democracy, Internet
ascriptive hierarchy, civic republicanism, Lockean liberalism, Internet access, public policy
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Abstract:The book, Digital Citizenship: The Internet, Society and Participation, updates previous collective research on virtual inequality to demonstrate the impact of exclusion from online society among disadvantaged Americans. What the authors Karen Mossberger, Caroline Tolbert and Ramona McNeal learned about Internet access and use patterns is as interesting as how they learned it. Using research methods unique to them, they deconstruct recent national opinion surveys using multivariate methods of data analysis to develop a nuanced understanding of patterns of Internet access and use among disadvantaged subgroups of Americans. They found that not all disparities are the same, a distinction crucial for appropriate public policies.
Issue Date:2008-09-11
Citation Info:Hicks, E. R. (2008).Online Society and the Power of Knowing: a book review of Digital Citizenship: The Internet, Society, and Participation by Karen Mossberger, Caroline J. Tolbert and Ramona S. McNeal. Unpublished manuscript.
Genre:Book Review
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Rights Information:2008 by Elaine R. Hicks
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-08-12

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