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ICTs and Development in India : Perspectives on the Rural Network Society.

Author: T T Sreekumar
Publisher: London : Anthem Press, 2011.
Series: India and Asia in the global economy.
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ICTs and Development in India' is a unique attempt to study the nature and consequences of the growing presence of Information Technology in development projects in India.
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Sreekumar, T.T.
ICTs and Development in India : Perspectives on the Rural Network Society.
London : Anthem Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T T Sreekumar
ISBN: 9781843313830 1843313839
OCLC Number: 775301890
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages).
Contents: Front Matter; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES; PREFACE; Main Matter; Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION: EXPLORING THE RURAL NETWORK SOCIETY; Two Rural Vignettes and the Beginning of a Story; ICTs, ICT4D and the Neo-Liberal Discourse; ICTs and the Civil Society Argument; Research Questions, Contexts and Conceptual Framework; Analytical Issues for Discussion; Methodology and Sources of Information; Organization and Focus; Chapter 2: CIVIL SOCIETY AND CYBER-LIBERTARIAN DEVELOPMENTALISM; The Cyber-Libertarian Turn. ICTs and Neo-Liberal Developmentalism: The Rise of the Social Enterprise ModelInformation Village Research Project (IVRP); TARAkendras; Expectations and Outcomes; State-CSO Relations: Emerging Contradictions; Narratives of Success and the Sustainability Puzzle; Lessons and Non-Lessons; Chapter 3: DECRYPTING E-GOVERNANCE; Technology and Governance; The Beginnings of E-Governance in India; Gyandoot: Organization and Technology; E-Governance and the Kiosks: The Social Dynamics; E-Governance and the Network Society: Deciphering the Narratives of Success. QUANGOs, Civil Society and the Private SectorBeyond Technocratic Definitions; Chapter 4: CYBER-KIOSKS AND DILEMMAS OF SOCIAL INCLUSION; ICTs and Social Change; Gender and Information Technology; Women and ICTs: Rhetoric and Reality of Participation; Gyandoot: Tribal Women at Large; TARAkendras: Accepting Gender Divisions; Knowledge Centres and Women's Participation; Social Enterprises as Social Movements; Participation in Net-Based Social Action; ICTs and Limits of Developmental CSOs; Chapter 5: INNOVATING FOR THE RURAL NETWORK SOCIETY; The Appropriate Technology for the Masses. Innovation and CSOs in Rural ICT InterventionsCSOs and the Triple Helix Model; The Simputer: 'Gandhi's Invention, Steve Jobs' Ad Campaign'; The Case of CorDECT WLL: 'The MIDAS Touch'; ICT Innovations, CSO and the State; Chapter 6: ICT AND DEVELOPMENT: CRITICAL ISSUES; Civil Society, Community and ICTs; Structure and Agency; Technology and Sustainability; Rural Network Society: The Politics of Transformation; End Matter; NOTES; Chapter 1. Introduction: Exploring the Rural Network Society; Chapter 2. Civil Society and Cyber-Libertarian Developmentalism; Chapter 3. Decrypting E-Governance. Chapter 4. Cyber-Kiosks and Dilemmas of Social InclusionChapter 5. Innovating for the Rural Network Society; Chapter 6. ICT and Development: Critical Issues; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Series Title: India and Asia in the global economy.

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ICTs and Development in India' is a unique attempt to study the nature and consequences of the growing presence of Information Technology in development projects in India.

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