Digital India is a case study-based, critical introduction to the theory and practice of the digital in social change. The volumewith its chapters on telecommunications, software, mobile telephony, e-governance, ICT4D, software patenting, public sector software and cultural piracyoffers an entry point into an understanding of the contested nature of the digital in India via an analysis of theory and practice.
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About the Author
Pradip Ninan Thomas is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Communication and Social Change at School of Journalism and Communications, University of Queensland, Australia. A leading academic in the area of communication and social change, Thomas is also on the advisory boards of a number of international institutes including the India Media Centre at the University of Westminster..He is Chair of the Participatory Communications Section, IAMCR, and on the editorial committees of a number of journals, including Media Development, Journal of Creative Communications, Communication for Development and Social Change, Journalism and Communication Monographs and the International Journal of Press/Politics. In 2010, he was involved in a study of communication rights movements in India. Thomas has published more than a hundred articles on communication, many in refereed journals including the International Communications Gazette, Info, Global Communications and Media, Economic & Political Weekly, Telematics & Informatics, Asian Journal of Communication, Media Development and Communication for Development and Social Change.He has authored and/or co-edited a number of books, including:• Who Owns the Media: Global Trends and Local Resistance/2001/Zed-Southbound• Intellectual Property Rights and Communication in Asia: Conflicting Trends/2006/SAGE• Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Intellectual Property in the Twenty First Century: Perspectives from Southern Africa/2007/Codesria• Strong Religion/Zealous Media: Christian Fundamentalism and the Media in India/2007/SAGE• Political Economy of Communications in India: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly/2010/SAGE• Negotiating Communication Rights: Case Studies from India/2011/SAGE
Table of Contents
Foreword Dan Schiller Preface An introduction to the Digital Moment in India Part I: Information Technology In A Liberalised Economy The Software Industry in India Mobile Phones in India: Issues related to Access and Use Part II: Government 1.0 and Information Technology Telecommunications and Universal Service Obligations in India A Critique of ICTs in Development Part III: Government 2.0 and Information Technology E-Government, E-Governance and Governmentality Intellectual Property Conundrums and the State in the Era of the Digital Public Sector Software in India Part IV: Contested Information Technology Piracy in the Contested City: Access, Distribution and Equity Index