Ageism and IT: Social Representations, Exclusion and Citizenship in the Digital Age

  • Ines AmaralEmail author
  • Fernanda Daniel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9755)


The benefits of the introduction of technology in human life may be puzzled with the world evolution. Although the use of technology is limited by geographic, cultural and economic parameters, the benefits for mankind are proved every. However, the movement of globalization promoted by technology also produces new economical and social exclusions. Therefore, an idea of injustice arises. The aim of this paper is to discuss the condition of second-class citizenship of the elderly as a consequence of globalization.


Ageism ITC Social exclusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Communication and Society Research CentreUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Autonomous University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Instituto Superior Miguel TorgaCoimbraPortugal
  4. 4.Center for Studies and Research in HealthUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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