In this chapter, we examine how people of African descent are using an online discussion forum as a site for interrogating the existential question of "who am I?" Contrary to the typical formulations of the digital divide as a measure of disparity in access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), we make a case for how and why ICTs are being effectively used to enable and advance the interests of people who have historically been marginalized and silenced. The contributions of this research extend the digital divide discourse to affirm the cultural realities of diverse Internet users.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Overcoming Digital Divides|
|Subtitle of host publication||Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)