The Latest on Issues of Rural Communities in the Digital Economy

Published in 2020 in the ESTS journal (open access)! “On Half-Built Assemblages: Waiting for a Data Center in Prineville, Oregon.” Also a shorter blog post about this work and an even shorter piece on “are rural data center jobs good jobs?

An forthcoming article with Zoe Kahn titled, “A Sociocultural Explanation of Internet-Enabled Work in Rural Regions.” This article looks at gender dynamics in the way the Internet is incorporated into different sectors of rural economies. In particular we tackle non-adoption of computers/Internet in agriculture (cattle ranching) and natural resources (fishing) and how it is often treated as ‘women’s work’ associated with tasks like marketing, secretarial work, and bookkeeping.

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