Digital inclusion and social inclusion: a tale of two cities

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Digital inclusion and social inclusion: a tale of two cities. / Mervyn, Kieran; Simon, Anoush M; Allen, David K.

Yn: Information, Communication & Society, Cyfrol 17, Rhif 9, 2014, t. 1086-1104.

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Mervyn, K, Simon, AM & Allen, DK 2014, 'Digital inclusion and social inclusion: a tale of two cities' Information, Communication & Society, cyfrol. 17, rhif 9, tt. 1086-1104. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2013.877952

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Mervyn, K., Simon, A. M., & Allen, D. K. (2014). Digital inclusion and social inclusion: a tale of two cities. Information, Communication & Society, 17(9), 1086-1104. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2013.877952

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Mervyn K, Simon AM, Allen DK. Digital inclusion and social inclusion: a tale of two cities. Information, Communication & Society. 2014;17(9):1086-1104. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2013.877952

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Mervyn, Kieran ; Simon, Anoush M ; Allen, David K. / Digital inclusion and social inclusion: a tale of two cities. Yn: Information, Communication & Society. 2014 ; Cyfrol 17, Rhif 9. tt. 1086-1104.

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