Digital Capabilities: ICT Adoption in Marginalized Communities in Israel and the West Bank

Amit M Schejter, Muhammad Abu Jafar, Ghalia Abu-kaf, Jonathan Mendels, Shulah Molah, Malka Shacham, Amneh Sharha, Baruch Shomron, Noam Tirosh

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Digital Capabilities is a first-of-its-kind exploration of the capabilities that communities in positions of inequality in Israel and the West Bank seek to realize by utilizing information and communication technologies (ICT), the opportunities they have to communicate, and the way ICTs serve their desire to do so. It is the outcome of an eight-year research project in which the nine authors of this book, some of whom came from within the studied communities, conducted their work among the studied populations over an extended period of time. The capabilities approach, much discussed theoretically, takes on a life in this project and is presented as an empirically observable phenomenon for assessing whether ICTs are serving actual needs, whether communication resources are justly allocated and distributed and whether they serve the goal of a universally accessible right to communicate.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages246
ISBN (Electronic)9783031229305
ISBN (Print)9783031229299, 9783031229329
StatePublished - Apr 2023

Publication series

NamePalgrave studies in digital inequalities
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2731-3336
ISSN (Electronic)2731-3344


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