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The great Indian phone book : how the cheap cell phone changes business, politics, and daily life

Author: Assa Doron; Robin Jeffrey
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2013.
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In 2001, India had 4 million cell phone subscribers. Ten years later, that number had exploded to more than 750 million. Over just a decade, the mobile phone was transformed from a rare and unwieldy instrument to a palm-sized, affordable staple, taken for granted by poor fishermen in Kerala and affluent entrepreneurs in Mumbai alike. The Great Indian Phone Book investigates the social revolution ignited by what may  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Assa Doron; Robin Jeffrey
ISBN: 9780674072688 0674072685
OCLC Number: 812067691
Description: xxxii, 293 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: 'so uncanny and out of place' --
Controlling communication --
Celling India --
Missionaries of the mobile --
Mechanics of the mobile --
For business --
For politics --
For women and households --
For 'wrongdoing': 'waywardness' to terror --
Conclusion: 'it's the autonomy, stupid'. Pt. 1. Controlling --
pt. 2. Connecting --
pt. 3. Consuming.
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Over just a decade in India, the mobile phone was transformed from a rare, unwieldy instrument to a palm-sized staple that even poor fisherman can afford. Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey investigate the  Read more...

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A remarkable tour de force," reflecting thorough research, and impressive knowledge, judgment and enthusiasm.--Bill Kirkman"Round Table" (07/16/2013)

 
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