Open Access Journal

ISSN: 2183-2803

Editorial | Open Access

Expanding the Boundaries of Digital Inclusion: Perspectives From Network Peripheries and Non‐Adopters

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Abstract:  In this thematic issue, we present research from authors who seek to contest, challenge, and reimagine what digital inclusion is and what it might be. Authors present work from understudied vantage points and “hard to reach” terrains, such as communities that remain geographically, technically, socially, economically, and metaphorically “disconnected”—sometimes by choice. Through their attention to the role of intangible factors like relationality, social capital, emotion, sovereignty, and liminality, the articles collectively push against and expand the boundaries of digital inclusion research and practice.

Keywords:  broadband access; digital divides; digital equity; digital inclusion; digital inequalities; network society; technology adoption



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