Hargittai, E., & Hsieh, Y. P. (2013). Digital Inequality. In W. H. Dutton (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (pp.129-150). Oxford, UK.: Oxford University Press.
The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies is published in January 2013. Our chapter offers a systematic overview of digital divide/inequality research; it also provides a theoretical framework and future research directions for inquires in this area.
For more information about the hand book please visit here.
For the pre-print version, please consult Prof. Eszter Hargittai’s project page at here.
The first paragraph of the preface reads:
“Internet Studies is one of the most rapidly developing interdisciplinary fields of the early 21st Century. With the increasing significance of the Internet, and the range of issues surrounding its use and governance, the field is on a course to continue expanding in its range and diversity through the coming decades. Despite the pace of change, it is a time to take stock of this emerging field, examine current approaches to study of the Internet, and reflect on the field’s future. This was the key motivation behind this handbook.”