Investigating the Phenomenon of the Rise of the Digital Divide: A Sociological Perspective and Analysis to Decode the Modern Internet Problem

  • Ayaan Vali
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  • Ayaan Vali

    Student at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), India

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Inequality has existed since time immemorial in one form or the other and there has always been a social ,economic or cultural gap that seems to persist among the haves and have nots this problem has aggravated in modern terms with the advent of the internet and the rise of the Modern Inequality Problem : The Digital Divide. The following paper seeks to analyze the modern internet inequality problem from a fresh sociological perspective and provides an empirical and insightful analysis into the concept of Digital inequality and the broader outlook of the digital divide, to aid in this effort the paper first analyzes the rise of the digital divide and how factors such as race, gender. Education, age and sexual orientation play a role in it. The paper finally provides novel solutions for the same and seeks to advocate and reason a previously unexplored link between Digitalization and Sociology two concepts that are inseparable in the modern digital era.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 4834 - 4849


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