The Promise of Access

The Promise of Access

Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope

Daniel Greene

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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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Daniel Greene:
Daniel Greene is Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland's iSchool.

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