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A great backgrounder on technology-enhanced hardship...this will appeal to the technological and sociological minded alike.

(Library Journal)

Eubanks offers a critical and constructive agenda for the design of an information society where people matter.

(Leslie Regan Shade Journal of Information Policy)

Highly recommended.

(Y Tao Choice )

By presenting the experiences of a population of predominately working-class women whose perspectives are largely ignored in the debates about the impact of technology on our world, Digital Dead End argues that equity-based responses to the 'digital divide' are often misguided themselves. Any person who is working for social justice in the world of technology would benefit from reading this book.

(Jane Margolis, Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access, UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and author, Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing)

Eubanks offers a path-breaking work that challenges the redistributive paradigm associated with many digital divide initiatives. She gets at the heart of how technology contributes to social stratification and how technological designs that are attentive to issues of social relations and power are necessary to enable and empower economically challenged groups. This is a book that all those caught up in digital advocacy should read, in order to better understand the socio-technical dynamics in which they operate.

(Atsushi Akera, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

If we're to move forward as a society we'll need to abandon many of the platitudes and utopian musings that characterize computerization and actually start doing the work that needs doing. This is what Virginia Eubanks lays out in Digital Dead End. Is she the Jane Addams of the digital age?

(Douglas Schuler, author of Liberating Voices: A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution)

About the Author

Virginia Eubanks is the cofounder of Our Knowledge, Our Power (OKOP), a grassroots anti-poverty and welfare rights organization, and is Associate Professor in the Department of Women's Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press; 1St Edition edition (February 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 026201498X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262014984
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #560,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Virginia Eubanks is the cofounder of Our Knowledge, Our Power (OKOP), a grassroots anti-poverty and welfare rights organization, and teaches in the Department of Women's Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY. She edited the cyberfeminist 'zine Brillo and was active in the community technology center movements in the San Francisco Bay Area and Troy, NY.

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By Neo on February 1, 2013
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A different approach to high-tech inequity, quite detailed when coming to describe her personal experience in YWCA, but her own idea isn't very clear
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Less than a great book, written by the privileged, for the privileged. It does not do what I hoped it would based on its title.
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