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Andamios

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BENITEZ LARGHI, Sebastián. ICT, democracy & popular classes. The case of Argentinean Unemployed Workers Organizations. Andamios [online]. 2010, vol.7, n.14, pp.11-34. ISSN 1870-0063.

Based on the study of Argentinean Unemployed Workers Organizations (UWO) experience, this article treats the relation between popular classes and the democratization of the access to information and communication Technologies (ICT). The article analyzes the new technologies incorporation, socialization and signification process and the social representation and more frequent uses between the studied actors. What do UWO do in order to get equipment, construct technical skills and produce a self communication? As a conclusion, the article reflects on the priorities that public policies should take into account in order to favor popular appropriation.

Keywords : Information & Communication Technologies (ICT); popular clases; appropriation; democracy; unemployed workers organization.

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