Global Information Inequalities Book

Global Information Inequalities

  • Author : Deborah Charbonneau
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-06-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780631332

Global Information Inequalities Excerpt :

The disparity in access to information is a worldwide phenomenon. Global Information Inequalities offers a captivating look into problems of information access across the world today. One of the unique strengths of the book is the use of examples of library initiatives from around the world to illustrate the range of possibilities for equitable access and library service delivery in a global context. It contains numerous examples of a wide variety of information problems and solutions ranging from developing literacy programs in rural communities in Tanzania, building school libraries in China, making government-related information more transparent in Chile, to exploring how digital technologies have the potential to revolutionize the lives of people with sensory-disabilities. The contributions in Global Information Inequalities address a number of core professional issues, including access to information, library services, collection development, global collaboration, intellectual property, and digital information. The contributors are from Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Iceland, Malaysia, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, United States, and Zambia, thereby providing a wide range of perspectives on librarianship. Written in a simple, thorough, and multidisciplinary approach, the book presents and discusses key issues in various library settings and from different perspectives. Overall, this work contributes to a global examination and exploration of libraries in various parts of the world. This book has a wide appeal and is applicable to various library environments (including academic, public, and special libraries). Provides readers with an overview of possibilities for equitable library service delivery in a global context Provides readers with numerous examples and case studies particularly useful for practitioners Examples also provide unique examinations of country-specific issues in a global context

Global Information Inequalities Book

Global Information Inequalities

  • Author : Deborah Charbonneau
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-06-30
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131758554

Global Information Inequalities Excerpt :

This book explores problems of unequal access to information and provides busy information professionals with practical advice, case studies, and useful examples so that any library can take steps to improve access to information for all. One of the unique strengths of the book is the use of case studies from around the world to illustrate the wide.

Digital Inequalities in the Global South Book

Digital Inequalities in the Global South

  • Author : Massimo Ragnedda
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-06-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030327064

Digital Inequalities in the Global South Excerpt :

This book discusses how digital inequalities today may lead to other types of inequalities in the Global South. Contributions to this collection move past discussing an access problem – a binary division between ‘haves and have-nots’ – to analyse complex inequalities in the internet use, benefits, and opportunities of people in the Global South region. Using specific case studies, this book underlines how communities in the Global South are now attempting to participate in the information age despite high costs, a lack of infrastructure, and more barriers to entry. Contributions discuss the recent changes in the Global South. These changes include greater technological availability, the spread of digital literacy programs and computer courses, and the overall growth in engagement of people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and languages in digital environments. This book outlines and evaluates the role of state and public institutions in facilitating these changes and consequently bridging the digital divide.

Information Inequality Book

Information Inequality

  • Author : Herbert Schiller
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135216320

Information Inequality Excerpt :

Herbert Schiller, long one of America's leading critics of the communications industry, here offers a salvo in the battle over information. In Information Inequality he explains how privatization and the corporate economy directly affect our most highly prized democratic institutions: schools and libraries, media, and political culture. A master media-watcher, Schiller presents a crisp and far-reaching indictment of the "data deprivation" corporate interests are inflicting on the social fabric.

Histories of Global Inequality Book

Histories of Global Inequality

  • Author : Christian Olaf Christiansen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030191634

Histories of Global Inequality Excerpt :

This book argues that inequality is not just about numbers, but is also about lived, historical experience. It supplements economic research and offers a comprehensive stocktaking of existing thinking on global inequality and its historical development. The book is interdisciplinary, drawing upon regional and national perspectives from around the world while seeking to capture the multidimensionality and multi-causality of global inequalities. Grappling with what economics offers – as well as its blind spots – the study focuses on some of today’s most relevant and pressing themes: discrimination and human rights, defences and critiques of inequality in history, decolonization, international organizations, gender theory, the history of quantification of inequality and the history of economic thought. The historical case studies featured respond to the need for wider historical research and to calls to examine global inequality in a more holistic manner. The Introduction 'Chapter 1 Histories of Global Inequality: Introduction' is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via

Bioeconomy and Global Inequalities Book

Bioeconomy and Global Inequalities

  • Author : Maria Backhouse
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030689445

Bioeconomy and Global Inequalities Excerpt :

This open access book focuses on the meanings, agendas, as well as the local and global implications of bioeconomy and bioenergy policies in and across South America, Asia and Europe. It explores how a transition away from a fossil and towards a bio-based economic order alters, reinforces and challenges socio-ecological inequalities. The volume presents a historically informed and empirically rich discussion of bioeconomy developments with a particular focus on bio-based energy. A series of conceptual discussions and case studies with a multidisciplinary background in the social sciences illuminate how the deployment of biomass sources from the agricultural and forestry sectors affect societal changes concerning knowledge production, land and labour relations, political participation and international trade. How can a global perspective on socio-ecological inequalities contribute to a complex and critical understanding of bioeconomy? Who participates in the negotiation of specific bioeconomy policies and who does not? Who determines the agenda? To what extent does the bioeconomy affect existing socio-ecological inequalities in rural areas? What are the implications of the bioeconomy for existing relations of extraction and inequalities across regions? The volume is an invitation to reflect upon these questions and more, at a time when the need for an ecological and socially just transition away from a carbon intensive economy is becoming increasingly pressing.

Global Political Economy in the Information Age Book

Global Political Economy in the Information Age

  • Author : Gillian Youngs
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-01-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134174904

Global Political Economy in the Information Age Excerpt :

Introduction: 20th-21st century imaginings and realities Section 1: Time/Space Frameworks 1. States and Markets: understanding geospatial time 2. Virtual Realities: exploring sociospatiality 3. The Political Economy of Time: historical time, speed and mobility Section 2: Borders and Inequality 4. Transcendence and Communication 5. Inequality as Driver 6. Embedding Patriarchy: feminism and inequality in the Internet era Section 3: Technofutures and Power 7. Complex Hegemony in the 21st Century: power and inequality Conclusion

The New Geography of Global Income Inequality Book

The New Geography of Global Income Inequality

  • Author : Glenn Firebaugh
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 0674036891

The New Geography of Global Income Inequality Excerpt :

The surprising finding of this book is that, contrary to conventional wisdom, global income inequality is decreasing. Critics of globalization and others maintain that the spread of consumer capitalism is dramatically polarizing the worldwide distribution of income. But as the demographer Glenn Firebaugh carefully shows, income inequality for the world peaked in the late twentieth century and is now heading downward because of declining income inequality across nations. Furthermore, as income inequality declines across nations, it is rising within nations (though not as rapidly as it is declining across nations). Firebaugh claims that this historic transition represents a new geography of global income inequality in the twenty-first century. This book documents the new geography, describes its causes, and explains why other analysts have missed one of the defining features of our era--a transition in inequality that is reducing the importance of where a person is born in determining his or her future well-being.

2017 global hunger index  The inequalities of hunger Book

2017 global hunger index The inequalities of hunger

  • Author : von Grebmer, Klaus
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2017-10-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN 10 : 9780896292710

2017 global hunger index The inequalities of hunger Excerpt :

The 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows long-term progress in reducing hunger in the world. The advances have been uneven, however, with millions of people still experiencing chronic hunger and many places suffering acute food crises and even famine. According to 2017 GHI scores, the level of hunger in the world has decreased by 27 percent from the 2000 level. Of the 119 countries assessed in this year’s report, one falls in the extremely alarming range on the GHI Severity Scale; 7 fall in the alarming range; 44 in the serious range; and 24 in the moderate range. Only 43 countries have scores in the low range. In addition, 9 of the 13 countries that lack sufficient data for calculating 2017 GHI scores still raise significant concern, including Somalia, South Sudan, and Syria. To capture the multidimensional nature of hunger, GHI scores are based on four component indicators—undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting, and child mortality. The 27 percent improvement noted above reflects progress in each of these indicators according to the latest data from 2012–2016 for countries in the GHI.

Emerging Trends and Insights on Economic Inequality in the Wake of Global Crises Book

Emerging Trends and Insights on Economic Inequality in the Wake of Global Crises

  • Author : Deo, Shilpa
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2022-06-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9781668452912

Emerging Trends and Insights on Economic Inequality in the Wake of Global Crises Excerpt :

Global inequality has been a burning issue for years now. As the economies progress, it is expected that the benefits of growth will percolate to the lower sections of society. However, this percolation takes place in a discriminating manner. Inequality can be observed in terms of health, income, education, wealth, gender, availability of opportunities, and other socio-economic parameters. The governing authorities and international agencies have been taking various corrective measures to reduce the widening levels of inequality. However, certain external factors like the pandemic can wash away the efforts taken and deteriorate the progress made on the inequality levels in economies. Emerging Trends and Insights on Economic Inequality in the Wake of Global Crises discusses the impact of global disasters and crises on economic inequality. It provides an overview of the evolution of global inequality over the years, increasing different forms of inequalities amidst crises, the corrective measures taken by the national and international agencies, and the way forward for economies with worsening inequalities. Covering topics such as crisis management, digital agriculture, and economic welfare, this premier reference source is an essential resource for economists, business leaders and executives, government officials, students and educators of higher education, sociologists, researchers, and academicians.

Inequality  Social Protection and Social Justice Book

Inequality Social Protection and Social Justice

  • Author : James Midgley
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789905588

Inequality Social Protection and Social Justice Excerpt :

This thought-provoking book examines the role of social protection in reducing inequality and enhancing social justice. It assesses social protection’s impact on inequality in different parts of the world and shows that if carefully designed, adequately funded and effectively implemented, it can make a significant contribution to reducing income, gender and other forms of inequality. In this way, it can promote egalitarian ideals and enhance social justice.

Education and Social Inequality in the Global Culture Book

Education and Social Inequality in the Global Culture

  • Author : Joseph Zajda
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-03-19
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402069277

Education and Social Inequality in the Global Culture Excerpt :

This book critically examines the overall interplay between globalisation, social inequality and education. It explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research covering the State, globalisation, social stratification and education. The book, constructed against this pervasive anti-dialogical backdrop, aims to widen, deepen, and in some cases open, discourse related to globalisation, and new dimensions of social inequality in the global culture.

Academic Knowledge Production and the Global South Book

Academic Knowledge Production and the Global South

  • Author : Márton Demeter
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030527013

Academic Knowledge Production and the Global South Excerpt :

This book investigates and critically interprets the underrepresentation of the global South in global knowledge production. The author analyses the serious bias towards scholars and institutions from this region: he argues that this phenomenon causes serious disadvantages not only for authors and institutions, but global science as well by impeding the flow of fresh, innovative scholarship. This book uses a combination of field theory and world-systems analysis to explain the motives and dynamics behind the geopolitical and societal inequalities in the system of global knowledge production. Subsequently, the author offers several solutions by which these inequalities could be reduced, or even eliminated. This book will be of interest and value to scholars of knowledge inequalities, and knowledge production in the global South. “Márton Demeter’s monograph invokes rich anecdotal, empirical and scientometric evidence to delineate the contours of a world system that preserves the dominance of Western knowledge and scholars and the westernisation or peripheralisation of the rest – a system defined by geopolitical and material inequalities, socio-economic class differences, institutional elitism and publishing biases. Demeter’s work counters narratives that present academia as meritocratic and that justify disparities in world publications on the basis of pure rigour, exposing rather norms and values that perpetuate a western elitist system and peripheralise those who happen to lack this cultural capital. Demeter’s work adds to an expanding field of research documenting how Anglophone standards and biases in journal indexing, peer review and editorial board recruitment marginalise consistently the Global South. His practical and concrete suggestions to subvert this system of horizontal and vertical inequalities could not be timelier and provides momentum to decolonisation movements in higher education across the world.” —Dr Romina Istratii, SOAS University

The Reproduction and Maintenance of Inequalities in Interpersonal Relationships Book

The Reproduction and Maintenance of Inequalities in Interpersonal Relationships

  • Author : Flockhart, Tyler Ross
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2022-05-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781668441305

The Reproduction and Maintenance of Inequalities in Interpersonal Relationships Excerpt :

Contemporary racism, sexism, and heterosexism increasingly rely on less overt forms of discrimination that preserve, protect, and mask the power of the dominant group. This creates all manner of issues for people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ folks who must navigate a culture that increasingly sees discrimination and inequality as less severe or less pervasive than it was in the past. Indeed, despite the multitude of legal, social, and political advances made by these groups, inequality continues to persist, but often in a more subtle, covert, and invisible manner. The Reproduction and Maintenance of Inequalities in Interpersonal Relationships discusses the subtle ways racism, sexism, homophobia, and heterosexism persist in an era where many believe such inequalities are in the past and provides a comprehensive understanding of what inequality looks like in the contemporary world. Furthermore, the book examines how this inequality is reproduced in our everyday relationships. Covering topics such as discrimination and workplace relationships, this reference work is ideal for sociologists, psychologists, human resource professionals, academicians, scholars, researchers, practitioners, instructors, and students.