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Reflections on ICTs, Telecenters, and Social Movements

Scott S. Robinson

in Rural Social Movements in Latin America

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033327
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038391 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033327.003.0015
Reflections on ICTs, Telecenters, and Social Movements

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This chapter discusses an apparent paradox. On the one hand, there has been a virtual explosion in Internet access, which has facilitated social movement organizing. On the other hand, there are tremendous obstacles to fully democratizing access and assuring that social movements take advantage of the potential of Internet communication technologies.

Keywords: Internet access; telecenters; social movements; Internet communication technologies

Chapter.  4953 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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