ICTs and Indian Social Change

ICTs and Indian Social Change

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ICTs and Indian Social Change: Diffusion, Poverty, Governance is the first book of its kind that puts together the optimistic voices of techno-idealists, critical social science perspectives on technology and a range of empirical material on the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on the lives of people. The book traces these processes across urban and rural spaces of work, consumption, e-governance, and highlights the new kinds of social identities they are fostering in India. It opens up an arena for dialogue between activists, technologists, policy makers and academia on using ICTs for development. The book is a logical sequel to ICTs and Indian Economic Change: Economy, Work, Regulation that addressed the implications of the growth of ICT-based sectors in India for macro-economic development and industrial efficiency. This volume views the diffusion of ICTs in India primarily in the socio cultural realm. In responding to the pioneering voices of innovators in ICTs, it provides empirical and theoretical assessments and critiques of some of the important though often latent, premises that underlie these powerful initiatives.Further, even if cricket is argued to be a bond (age) of Indian nationhood, it is still the preserve of the middle and upper classes. ... Results and marksheets of 10th and 12th standard school examinations for 931 students: This saved a week of ... score sheets, or the numbers of boys and girls from poor households who got to school, let alone to Class 10 or Class 12. ... of the project also raise some unsettling general issues concerning the social location of, and control over the access, anbsp;...

Title:ICTs and Indian Social Change
Author:Ashwani Saith, M Vijayabaskar, V Gayathri
Publisher:SAGE Publications India - 2008-05-20


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