New Communication Technologies in Developing Countries

New Communication Technologies in Developing Countries

by Jarice Hanson, Uma Narula
     
 

This volume explores how a number of developing countries — including India, Malaysia, Columbia, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia — are responding to the pressures of the information society. Infrastructural development, policies, and social systems are investigated, and models of information technologies and society are proposed in order to better reference the

See more details below

Overview

This volume explores how a number of developing countries — including India, Malaysia, Columbia, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia — are responding to the pressures of the information society. Infrastructural development, policies, and social systems are investigated, and models of information technologies and society are proposed in order to better reference the differences and similarities among the nations profiled. The authors identify the social technology perspective via the assimilation of technology in lifestyles and social systems. From this perspective, the diffusion of technologies is analyzed with a critical eye for theories of culture lag, diffusion and innovation, and technological determinism and liberalism. The social perspective is a new addition to development studies, and the reader may see how, as the global information society comes into focus, the social dimensions are more important than some theorists originally envisioned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805808469
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1990
Series:
Routledge Communication Series
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: Technology in Developing Countries. The Power of Information Technology. Theories and Applications of Information Technologies. India: A Case Study. India's Border Nations, ASEAN, and Pacific Communities: Case Studies. Latin America: A Case Study. Arab Nations: A Case Study. Conclusions and Recommendations.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >