Digital poverty in Margate: a study of two hyperlocal communities

by Dr Rachel Stuart, Professor Ashley Braganza, Dr Vassilis Charitsis and Dr Meredith Jones

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This report presents the findings of an in-depth, qualitative study of digital poverty from the perspectives of two hyperlocal communities in the UK seaside town of Margate. Specifically, the study examines members of Margate’s Roma community and its Creative Diaspora, drawing from interviews with individuals from these communities, in order to better understand specific lived experiences of digital poverty within the changing context of Margate as a place. The analysis is presented under three key headings: skills, productivity, and infrastructure.

Cover photo by Dr Rachel Stuart.

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