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Communication and Information Technologies Annual: Digital Empowerment: Opportunities and Challenges of Inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean Vol: 12

Laura Robinson
Santa Clara University, USA

Jeremy Schulz
University of California Berkeley, USA

Hopeton S. Dunn
The University of the West Indies, Jamaica

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19 Dec 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
392 pages - 152 x 229 x 20mm
Studies in Media and Communications
Sponsored by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS), this volume assembles relevant research focusing on ICTs in Latin America and the Caribbean—two understudied areas of global importance. Regarding Latin America, the mobile broadband revolution is taking place and the spread of mobile telephony and broadband Internet is beginning to reach more economically diverse populations. Concerning the Caribbean, this region reflects perhaps the greatest cultural, geographical and linguistic diversity in the Western hemisphere. Because of historical links with Africa, Europe and other metropoles and the region's proximity to the United States and Latin America, the Caribbean offers a unique angle from which to examine the growth of ICTs. The volume features international editorial teams with leading scholars from the Caribbean, Latin America, and North America. Bringing these voices together, the volume sheds light on how existing policies are meeting challenges to digital inclusion, as well as the benefits of connectivity within these societal contexts.
Introduction To Volume 12: Digital Empowerment: Opportunities And Challenges Of Inclusion In Latin America And The Caribbean - Laura Robinson, Jeremy Schulz and Hopeton S. Dunn SECTION I: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES: YOUNG PEOPLE Disability And ICTs In The Caribbean: Enabling Visually Impaired Caribbean Youth - Lloyd Waller ICTs And Empowerment Of Children With Disabilities: A Jamaican Case Study - Floyd Morris and Anthea Henderson Experimenting With Media Education, Civic Engagement, And Sustainability In Brazilian Schools - Alexandra Bujokas de Siqueira, Andrea Berardi, Jayalaxshmi Mistry and Danilo Rothberg SECTION II: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES: WOMEN AND GENDER Gender Equity And Access In The Caribbean ICT Sector - Leith L. Dunn and Ayanna T. Samuels Social Media, Women, And Empowerment: The Uses Of Social Media Platforms By Wngos In Jamaica And Brazil - Nickesia S. Gordon and Juliana Maria D. Trammel Local Literacies At Play: Making And Breaking Learning In Trinidad And Tobago - Sheba Mohammid Women In Caribbean News Media: Challenges And Opportunities For Inclusion - Hopeton S. Dunn and Michele D. Thomas SECTION III: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES: EXISTING POLICY FRAMEWORKS Planning Without Impacts: Assessing ICT Policies In Peru - Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla ICTs And Inclusion Policies In Brazil: Converging Efforts Toward Memory And Heritage Preservation - Natalia Nakano, Maria José Vicentini Jorente and Marcos Galindo Public Policies And Social Inclusion: A Sociotechnical Analysis Of Televisión Digital Abierta In Argentina - Soledad Analía Ayala and María Cecilia Vila SECTION IV: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES: COMMUNITIES AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE Autonomy Of Use And Online Interaction With Government - Alcides Velasquez Digital Inequalities In Brazil: A Weberian Analysis Of Technology Use In The Favelas - David Nemer and David Hakken Connectivity Public Policy In The Network Society: The Case Of “Wifi Livre SP” - Claudio Luis de Camargo Penteado, Paulo Roberto Elias de Souza, Ivan Fortunato and Sérgio Amadeu da Silveira Give Me A Mobile And I Will Raise A Community - Claudia Magallanes-Blanco and Leandro Rodriguez-Medina
Laura Robinson, Department of Sociology, Santa Clara University Jeremy Schulz, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, University of California, Berkeley Hopeton S. Dunn, Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication, University of the West Indies at Mona

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