The Internet and Social Inequalities

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-12-21
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Ideal for use as a core or secondary text in lower division social inequalities or social problems courses, this book explains how the changing nature and uses of the Internet not only mirror todaya (TM)s social inequalities, but also are at the heart of how stratification is now taking place.a A pioneering work, both intellectually, and pedagogically.

Author Biography

James C. Witte (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Social Science Research at George Mason University. Witte was previously Chair of the Communication and Information Technology section of the American Sociological Association. Susan E. Mannon (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Utah State University. She teaches and does research in the areas of Social Inequality and International Development. Her work has appeared in Gender Society, Human Organization, and Sociological Spectrum.

Table of Contents

Series Forewordp. vii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. ix
A Sociology of the Internetp. 1
Internet Use Among American Adultsp. 23
Internet Inequality from a Conflict Perspectivep. 55
Internet Inequality from a Cultural Perspectivep. 85
Internet Inequality from a Functionalist Perspectivep. 117
Inequality and the Future of the Internetp. 143
Notesp. 161
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 173
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