Digital India: Understanding Information, Communication and Social Change

Digital India: Understanding Information, Communication and Social Change

by Pradip Ninan Thomas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788132109044
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/30/2012
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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
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

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