The Promise of Access: Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope (The MIT Press)

The Promise of Access: Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope (The MIT Press)

English | April 6th, 2021 | ISBN: 0262542331 | 272 pages | True EPUB | 0.70 MB

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.

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