Global Information Inequalities

Global Information Inequalities
Author: Deborah Charbonneau
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2008-06-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781780631332

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The disparity in access to information is a worldwide phenomenon. Global Information Inequalities offers a captivating look into problems of information access across the world today. One of the unique strengths of the book is the use of examples of library initiatives from around the world to illustrate the range of possibilities for equitable access and library service delivery in a global context. It contains numerous examples of a wide variety of information problems and solutions ranging from developing literacy programs in rural communities in Tanzania, building school libraries in China, making government-related information more transparent in Chile, to exploring how digital technologies have the potential to revolutionize the lives of people with sensory-disabilities. The contributions in Global Information Inequalities address a number of core professional issues, including access to information, library services, collection development, global collaboration, intellectual property, and digital information. The contributors are from Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Iceland, Malaysia, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, United States, and Zambia, thereby providing a wide range of perspectives on librarianship. Written in a simple, thorough, and multidisciplinary approach, the book presents and discusses key issues in various library settings and from different perspectives. Overall, this work contributes to a global examination and exploration of libraries in various parts of the world. This book has a wide appeal and is applicable to various library environments (including academic, public, and special libraries). Provides readers with an overview of possibilities for equitable library service delivery in a global context Provides readers with numerous examples and case studies particularly useful for practitioners Examples also provide unique examinations of country-specific issues in a global context

Histories of Global Inequality

Histories of Global Inequality
Author: Christian Olaf Christiansen,Steven L. B. Jensen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2019-07-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 9783030191634

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This book argues that inequality is not just about numbers, but is also about lived, historical experience. It supplements economic research and offers a comprehensive stocktaking of existing thinking on global inequality and its historical development. The book is interdisciplinary, drawing upon regional and national perspectives from around the world while seeking to capture the multidimensionality and multi-causality of global inequalities. Grappling with what economics offers – as well as its blind spots – the study focuses on some of today’s most relevant and pressing themes: discrimination and human rights, defences and critiques of inequality in history, decolonization, international organizations, gender theory, the history of quantification of inequality and the history of economic thought. The historical case studies featured respond to the need for wider historical research and to calls to examine global inequality in a more holistic manner. The Introduction 'Chapter 1 Histories of Global Inequality: Introduction' is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via

Information Inequality

Information Inequality
Author: Herbert I. Schiller
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1996
Genre: Distributive justice
ISBN: 0415907659

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The first extended critical biography of Brooks, perhaps one of the most influential literary critics of the 20th century. Royden draws on interviews and extensive research to recreate the New Criticism milieu which included John Crowe Ransom and I.A. Richards, and which Brooks advocated as a method of scholarship that became the standard for several generations. The biography does not separate the life from the work, and constitutes an important survey of criticism since the 1930s in addition to being a hallmark biographical study. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Reconceptualizing Development in the Global Information Age

Reconceptualizing Development in the Global Information Age
Author: Manuel Castells,Pekka Himanen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2014
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780198716082

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This book stands out as one of the most provocative insights into the impact of the Global Information Age on all dimensions of the human experience.

The New Geography of Global Income Inequality

The New Geography of Global Income Inequality
Author: Glenn Firebaugh
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2009-07
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0674036891

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The surprising finding of this book is that, contrary to conventional wisdom, global income inequality is decreasing. Critics of globalization and others maintain that the spread of consumer capitalism is dramatically polarizing the worldwide distribution of income. But as the demographer Glenn Firebaugh carefully shows, income inequality for the world peaked in the late twentieth century and is now heading downward because of declining income inequality across nations. Furthermore, as income inequality declines across nations, it is rising within nations (though not as rapidly as it is declining across nations). Firebaugh claims that this historic transition represents a new geography of global income inequality in the twenty-first century. This book documents the new geography, describes its causes, and explains why other analysts have missed one of the defining features of our era--a transition in inequality that is reducing the importance of where a person is born in determining his or her future well-being.

2017 global hunger index The inequalities of hunger

2017 global hunger index  The inequalities of hunger
Author: von Grebmer, Klaus,Bernstein, Jill,Hossain, Naomi,Brown, Tracy,Prasai, Nilam,Yohannes, Yisehac,Patterson, Fraser,Sonntag, Andrea,Zimmerman, Sophia-Maria,Towey, Olive,Foley, Connell
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2017-10-11
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780896292710

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The 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows long-term progress in reducing hunger in the world. The advances have been uneven, however, with millions of people still experiencing chronic hunger and many places suffering acute food crises and even famine. According to 2017 GHI scores, the level of hunger in the world has decreased by 27 percent from the 2000 level. Of the 119 countries assessed in this year’s report, one falls in the extremely alarming range on the GHI Severity Scale; 7 fall in the alarming range; 44 in the serious range; and 24 in the moderate range. Only 43 countries have scores in the low range. In addition, 9 of the 13 countries that lack sufficient data for calculating 2017 GHI scores still raise significant concern, including Somalia, South Sudan, and Syria. To capture the multidimensional nature of hunger, GHI scores are based on four component indicators—undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting, and child mortality. The 27 percent improvement noted above reflects progress in each of these indicators according to the latest data from 2012–2016 for countries in the GHI.

Information Inequality

Information Inequality
Author: Herbert Schiller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2013-05-13
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781135216320

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Herbert Schiller, long one of America's leading critics of the communications industry, here offers a salvo in the battle over information. In Information Inequality he explains how privatization and the corporate economy directly affect our most highly prized democratic institutions: schools and libraries, media, and political culture. A master media-watcher, Schiller presents a crisp and far-reaching indictment of the "data deprivation" corporate interests are inflicting on the social fabric.

Digital Inequalities in the Global South

Digital Inequalities in the Global South
Author: Massimo Ragnedda,Anna Gladkova
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2020-06-29
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783030327064

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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.