About Jenna Burrell

Jenna Burrell is an assistant professor in UC Berkeley's School of Information. Her book Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafes of Urban Ghana was recently published by MIT Press. She completed her PhD in sociology in 2007 at the London School of Economics, carrying out thesis research on Internet cafe use in Accra, Ghana. Before pursuing her doctorate she was an application-concept developer in the People and Practices Research Group at Intel Corporation. Her research interests include theories of materiality, user agency, transnationalism, post-colonial relations, digital representation and especially the appropriation of information and communication technologies by individuals and social groups on the African continent.

Is the Digital Divide a Defunct Framework?

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Jenna Burrell: Connectivity is not a simple binary and the world cannot be neatly divided anymore (if it ever could) into the digital ‘haves’ and ‘have nots.’

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