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Mobile phone use reflects the development of new social stratifications across European countries

Taipale, Sakari and Fortunati, Leopoldina (2014) Mobile phone use reflects the development of new social stratifications across European countries. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (15 Jul 2014). Website.

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Abstract

One of the key technological developments in the past two decades has been the spread in the use of mobile phones. How do such changes in technology affect issues such as social justice and inequality? Sakari Taipale and Leopoldina Fortunati write that while the creation of new mobile phone technologies has tended to be seen as a uniquely positive development, closer analysis of mobile phone usage reveals that many of the new features of modern smart phones remain unused by a majority of users. Moreover there is a clear split in terms of social groups who have embraced the new technologies, and those who remain wedded to older features, suggesting that more needs to be done to ensure all European citizens are in a position to take full advantage of new technology.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 10:31
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71881

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