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Title Digital economies at global margins / edited by Mark Graham.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press ; Ottawa, ON, Canada : International Development Research Centre, [2019]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 378 pages) : illustrations
Note A copublication with International Development Research Centre.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Changing connectivity and digital economies at global margins / Mark Graham -- Making sense of digital disintermediation and development : the case of the Mombasa Tea auction / Christopher Foster, Mark Graham, and Timothy Mwolo Waema -- Development or divide? Information and communication technologies in commercial small-scale farming in East Africa / Madlen Krone and Peter Dannenberg -- Digital inclusion, female entrepreneurship, and the production of neoliberal subjects--views from Chile and Tanzania / Hannah McCarrick and Dorothea Kleine -- "Let the private sector take care of this" : the philanthro-capitalism of digital humanitarianism / Ryan Burns -- The digitalization of anti-poverty programs : Aadhaar and the reform of social protection in India / Silvia Masiero -- The myth of market price information : mobile phones and the application of economic knowledge in ICTD / Jenna Burrell and Elisa Oreglia -- Hope and hype in Africa's digital economy : the rise of innovation hubs / Nicolas Friederici -- Hackathons and the cultivation of platform dependence / Lilly Irani -- Meeting social objectives with offshore service work : evaluating impact sourcing in the Philippines / Jorien Oprins and Niels Beerepoot -- Digital labor and development : impacts of global digital labor platforms and the gig economy on worker livelihoods / Mark Graham, Isis Hjorth, and Vili Lehdonvirta -- Geographic discrimination in the gig economy / Hernan Galperin and Catrihel Greppi -- Margins at the center : alternative digital economies in Shenzhen, China / Jack Linchuan Qiu and Julie Yujie Chen -- African economies : simply connect? Problematizing the discourse on connectivity in logistics and communication / Stefan Ouma, Julian Stenmanns, and Julia Verne.
Summary Investigations of what increasing digital connectivity and the digitalization of the economy mean for people and places at the world's economic margins. Between 2012 and 2017, more than one billion people became new Internet users. Once, digital connectivity was confined to economically prosperous parts of the world; now Internet users make up a majority of the world's population. In this book, contributors from a range of disciplines and locations investigate the impact of increased digital connectivity on people and places at the world's economic margins. Does the advent of a digitalized economy mean that those in economic peripheries can transcend spatial, organizational, social, and political constraints -- or do digital tools and techniques tend to reinforce existing inequalities? he contributors present a diverse set of case studies, reporting on digitalization in countries ranging from Chile to Kenya to the Philippines, and develop a broad range of theoretical positions. They consider, among other things, data-driven disintermediation, women's economic empowerment and gendered power relations, digital humanitarianism and philanthropic capitalism, the spread of innovation hubs, and two cases of the reversal of core and periphery in digital innovation. Contributors Niels Beerepoot, Ryan Burns, Jenna Burrell, Julie Yujie Chen, Peter Dannenberg, Uwe Deichmann, Jonathan Donner, Christopher Foster, Mark Graham, Nicolas Friederici, Hernan Galperin, Catrihel Greppi, Anita Gurumurthy, Isis Hjorth, Lilly Irani, Molly Jackman, Calestous Juma, Dorothea Kleine, Madlen Krone, Vili Lehdonvirta, Chris Locke, Silvia Masiero, Hannah McCarrick, Deepak K. Mishra, Bitange Ndemo, Jorien Oprins, Elisa Oreglia, Stefan Ouma, Robert Pepper, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Julian Stenmanns, Tim Unwin, Julia Verne, Timothy Waema.
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Subject Small business -- Technological innovations.
Electronic commerce.
Marginality, Social.
Social marketing.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Media & Communications.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Telecommunications.
Electronic commerce. (OCoLC)fst00906906
Marginality, Social. (OCoLC)fst01009156
Small business -- Technological innovations. (OCoLC)fst01121372
Social marketing. (OCoLC)fst01122635
Indexed Term INFORMATION SCIENCE/Technology & Policy
INFORMATION SCIENCE/Communications & Telecommunications
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Graham, Mark, 1980- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Digital economies at global margins. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press ; Ottawa, ON, Canada : International Development Research Centre, [2019] 9780262535892 (DLC) 2018010198 (OCoLC)1029807388
ISBN 9780262349482 (electronic book)
0262349485 (electronic book)
9780262535892 (paperback alkaline paper)
0262535890 (paperback alkaline paper)
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