A Technological Enquiry into Inequality: A Conceptual Review (NIAS/SSc/IHD/U/WP/11/2021)

Publication Type:

Working Papers

Authors:

Anant Kamath

Source:

NIAS, Bengaluru, p.40 (2021)

Keywords:

Agency, Digital Divide, inequality, Socio-Technological Inequality, Socio-Technology, Technology

Abstract:

This paper is a conceptual review around the relationship between technology and inequality. It provides a review of the core themes that are associated with their relationship, underscoring the necessity to bring together two concerns: how we need to improve our understanding of inequality with respect to technology, and how we need to improve our understanding of technology in terms of inequality. It finally provokes a series of questions that are pertinent to get a grasp of the interface between technology, inequality, and development.