Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age

Eubanks, Virginia

The realities of the high-tech global economy for women and families in the United States.

The idea that technology will pave the road to prosperity has been promoted through both boom and bust. Today we are told that universal broadband access, high-tech jobs, and cutting-edge science will pull us out of our current economic downturn and move us toward social and economic equality. But how realistic is that expectation?

Digital Dead End explores the magical thinking that often accompanies high-tech innovation and economic development, asking the question:
How do we build a truly just information age?