Digital Inequalities in the Global South

  • Massimo Ragnedda
  • Anna Gladkova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Massimo Ragnedda, Anna Gladkova
    Pages 1-16
  3. Massimo Ragnedda, Anna Gladkova
    Pages 17-30
  4. Digital Inequalities in South Asia

  5. Digital Inequalities in Central and Western Asia

  6. Digital Inequalities in Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Danica Radovanović, Georges Vivien Houngbonon, Erwan Le Quentrec, Ghislain Maurice Norbert Isabwe, Josef Noll
      Pages 199-222
  7. Digital Inequalities in South America

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 363-372

About this book


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.


digital divide digital inequalities global south digital revolution ICTs digital equality

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Ragnedda
    • 1
  • Anna Gladkova
    • 2
  1. 1.Northumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Faculty of JournalismLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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