Call for Papers

Currents in Electronic Literacy (ISSN 1524-6493) solicits article-length submissions related to the theme below. Submissions are due by July 1, 2005. Please consult our Submission Guidelines.

Fall 2005 issue: "Beyond the Digital Divide? Investigations of Internet Access and Agency in a Mobile Era"

The phrase “digital divide” was coined over 10 years ago to raise questions about who has access to wired environments and internet resources. These questions often centered around how economic factors—as well as race, gender, age, and disability—create inequalities in technological literacy and the availability of technology. How does the proliferation of mobile devices and networks (e.g., handhelds and Wi-Fi) and new forms of internet publishing and wireless communication (e.g., blogs and texting) bridge, change or widen the digital divide? Who uses these technologies, and how do they use them? We invite submissions which take up these questions of digital agency and access in a variety of ways. Submissions might address but are not limited to the following: