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CyberAsia: The Internet and Society in Asia
     

CyberAsia: The Internet and Society in Asia

by Zaheer Baber (Editor)
 

The wiring up of Asia has triggered off a wide range of social transformations even as the internet itself is transformed by the social and cultural context in which it is embedded. The papers included in this volume analyze various aspects of these social and cultural transformations in spheres ranging from the economy, politics and sexuality in Asia and beyond.

Overview

The wiring up of Asia has triggered off a wide range of social transformations even as the internet itself is transformed by the social and cultural context in which it is embedded. The papers included in this volume analyze various aspects of these social and cultural transformations in spheres ranging from the economy, politics and sexuality in Asia and beyond. While the majority of the papers focus on Asian experience of the internet, the volume also includes papers on Europe, North America and theoretical and conceptual discussions of communication and culture. The contributors to this volume are social scientists, historians and social activists. Overall this book provides a unique critical perspective on the two-way interaction between the internet and society in Asia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004146259
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/17/2005
Series:
Social Sciences in Asia Series , #5
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Zaheer Baber, Ph.D. (1993) in Sociology, University of Toronto, is Professor of Sociology and the Canada Research Chair in Science, Technology and Social Change, Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan. He has published extensively on science and technology, including The Science of Empire (SUNY, 1996).

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