Vilken betydelse har internet för organiserade kvinnor inom kvinnorörelsen i Ecuador?: Kommunikationsteknologi, kunskap och kvinnors organisering i ljuset av den globala digitala klyftan
2014 (Swedish)In: Utbildning och lärande, ISSN 1653-0594, Vol. 8, no 1, 12-28 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In large parts of the world Internet is used on a daily basis, whereas in others many people don’t have access to the required technology. This inequality in Internet access is usually referred to as the ”digital divide”. In this study we draw attention to marginalized voices in relation to this divide. Our aim has been to gain an understanding of the perspectives on, and experiences of, Internet among organized women in Ecuador, a country where very few have access. The study is based on interviews with eight women, organized within the women’s movement. Results show that their main purpose in using Internet is to communicate, primarily with international organizations, and to find inspiration from other distant women’s groups. The limited access leads to frustration, since the women experience that they, compared to their international counterparts, have not the resources to utilize the potential of the Internet. They also share a vision for the future where more women are included in the network society.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 8, no 1, 12-28 p.
Internet, organized women, digital divide, Ecuador
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112860OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-112860DiVA: diva2:773311