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MISTICA: Llamada para papeles

From: Mike Ellis (dimenzion_3@yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Jul 13 2001 - 12:08:02 AST


Hola a tod@s

La tardanza de esta llamada no es por mi culpa pero llegó hoy día por vía
de una otra lista.

A leer esta información me parece un poco Norte-centrico (!), se refiere
que las 'discusiones calientes' están teniendo lugar en America y Europa.

No hay ningún referencia al Sur donde existe la llamada brecha digital y
donde hay un gran esfuerzo en combatirlo, sino al Tercer Mundo. Sé que
dentro la lista MISTICA hubó una discusión animada sobre este asunto.

Espero que puede ser útil y provocará algun representación a esta
publicación desde la realidad.

Mike

> > > CALL FOR PAPERS
> > > EJC/REC: Electronic Journal of Communication/
> > > La Revue Electronique de Communication
> > >
> > > A Digital Divide? Facts, Explanations, Policies
> > >
> > > Interested scholars are invited to submit manuscripts for a special
> > >issue of Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de
> > >Communication (EJC/REC) that will focus on research and theory
> > >concerning the so-called digital divide. Presently, heated discussions
> > >are taking place in America and Europe, in particular, about whether
> > >there is such a digital divide or not. And when it is deemed to exist,
> > >the next question is whether it will close or widen in years to come.
> > >Most of this discussion is politically charged. Solid scientific
> > >research and analysis are scarce. In the meantime, official statistics
> > >are beginning to appear, like those of the US Census Bureau, summarized
> > >in the NTIA's reports Falling through the Net I, II, III, the
> > >Eurobarometer and United Nations Development Reports. However,
research
> > >and analysis based on these resources and other primarily descriptive
> > >statistics does not take into consideration the multifaceted nature of
> > >access, the social, cultural, and psychological causes for lack of
> > >access, the need for theory to explain these problems and policy
> > >measures to address them, and the contributions that a communicative or
> > >psychological perspective can provide.
> > >
> > > We invite manuscripts that address the digital divide and any of
the
> > >problems associated with understanding its nature, its origins, and its
> > >potential solutions. In particular, we welcome:
> > >
> > > * Empirical studies related to the existence of a digital divide
> > >(clearly defined) among one or more of the categories of income,
> > >education, occupation, age, sex, race and ethnicity. Multivariate
> > >analyses are preferred.
> > >
> > > * Summary statistics and other concise descriptions of
distributions
> > >of computers, networks, skills and uses around the world, including
> > >Northern America, European Union, Eastern Europe, Eastern Asia and the
> > >Third World.
> > >
> > > * Explanations of (in)equalities based on longitudinal data and/or
> > >multivariate models, new conceptual distinctions, and/or theories of
> > >(in)equality in the information and network society.
> > >
> > > * Studies highlighting problems of attitudes towards digital
> > >technology, digital skills, usage styles and actual usage in different
> > >social contexts, with special attention to the social categories
> > >mentioned above.
> > >
> > > * Studies supporting or refuting popular claims about digital
> > >technology and its opportunities to solve inequalities. For example,
> > >has digital technology enabled higher rates of political participation
> > >in general or has it benefited the existing political elite and already
> > >politically active with yet another instrument to increase their
> > >advantage?
> > >
> > > * Descriptions and analyses of concrete policy measures pursued by
> > >governments, corporations, union-, consumer- and user groups and civic
> > >institutions.
> > >
> > > Manuscripts should be prepared following guidelines of the American
> > >Psychological Association (4th ed.). Authors should be careful to
> > >remove all personal references from the manuscript to allow for blind
> > >review. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically. After
acceptance
> > >both a hard copy and an electronic copy will be required. Deadline for
> > >the receipt of manuscripts is July 31, 2001.
> > >
> > > Notification of (non)acceptance within 5 weeks (receipts in June
and
> > >July 2 weeks longer).
> > >
> > >Authors should submit manuscripts to the Guest Editor:
> > >
> > >J.vanDijk@wmw.utwente.nl
> > >
> > >Prof. Dr. Jan A.G.M. van Dijk
> > >University of Twente
> > >Department of Communication
> > >Chair: Sociology of the Information Society
> > >
> > >Post Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede
> > >THE NETHERLANDS
> > >
> > > Contributions will be reviewed by the editorial board of this
> > >special issue: Jan A.G.M. van Dijk, University of Twente NL, Kenneth
> > >Hacker, State University of New Mexico, Joe Straubhaar, University of
> > >Texas, Austin and a fourth communication researcher from a third world
> > >country, to be confirmed.
> > >
> > > The Electronic Journal of Communication/La revue electronique de
> > >communication, one of the first five electronic refereed scholarly
> > >journals ever created, has been in continuous publication since 1990.
> > >For more information, see http://www.cios.org/www/ejcrec2.htm.
> > >
> > > Please forward this announcement to interested individuals.



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