Using virtual mobility to alleviate aspects of social exclusion for individuals and communities

Kenyon, S.L. (2006) Using virtual mobility to alleviate aspects of social exclusion for individuals and communities. In: Marshall, S. and Taylor, W. and Yu, X., eds. Encyclopedia of developing regional communities with Information Communication and Technology. Idea Group Reference, Pennsylvania, pp. 715-722. ISBN 1591405750. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

People’s ability to participate in the activities that are necessary to ensure their economic, political and social participation in the society in which they live is dependent upon the accessibility of the activities. Accessibility has traditionally been perceived as a function of the space, or distance, between the origin of the individual (or community) and the destination of the activity¾the opportunity, service, social network, goods¾alongside the time that it takes to cross this space. Thus, accessibility is dependent upon the individual’s ability to overcome space and time barriers, allowing them to reach the right place or person, at the right time¾and, of course, upon the availability to them of adequate resources to do this (Couclelis, 2000)

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: information technology, communication, virtual mobility, social exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 10:39
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2010 10:39
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4920 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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