Maintaining community in the information age - the importance of trust, place and situated knowledge.

By: Evans, Karen, 1961-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004Description: vii, 202 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1403912459.Subject(s): Social Change, Control and Conflict | Technology | Information society | Globalization | Internet-Social aspects | Electronic villages (Computer networks) | Community | Community life-Technological innovationsDDC classification: 303.483EVA
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By exploring the experiences of community activists and organizations working with information and communication technology (ICT) to build communities, this book offers a grounded and informed study of the role ICT plays in people's lives. The author emphasizes the importance of networks built around trust, shared spaces and local knowledge bases in the formation of significant relationships in contemporary Western societies and in doing so, questions many of the assumptions which inform the rhetorics of the information age.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Globalisation, Technology and Community
  • The Social Impact of Information and Communication Technologies
  • From the Global to the Local: Building Community Spaces on the Internet
  • Engaging with the Information Age - Questioning the Notion of a 'Digital Underclass'
  • Exploring the Digital Divide
  • Bridging the Digital Divide - What Works?
  • Against the Flow...
  • Bibliography