Social Reproduction and its Applicability for Community Informatics
Keywords:Digital Divide, Social Reproduction Theory, Learning
AbstractDigital divide rhetoric is generally utopian, touting innovative models for collaboration, economic activity, learning, and civic engagement. However, as information and communication technologies (ICT) become more widely available, we cannot naively assume that historically underserved communities are reaping these benefits. Social reproduction theory provides a basis fo understanding how ICT may in fact serve to reproduce, rather than alleviate, inequality.
Special Section on Learning in Communities