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Internet and society in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Marcelo Bonilla; Gilles Cliche; International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Publisher: Penang, Malaysia : Southbound ; Ontario, Canada : IDRC, [2004] ©2004
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This book presents pioneering research that is designed to show, from a qualitative and ethnographic perspective, how new information and communication technologies, as applied to the school system and to local governance initiatives, merely reproduce traditional pedagogical approaches and the dominant forms by which power is exercised at the local level. The studies thus constitute points of departure for further  Read more...
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Internet and society in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Penang, Malaysia : Southbound ; Ontario, Canada : IDRC, 2004
(OCoLC)55627166
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcelo Bonilla; Gilles Cliche; International Development Research Centre (Canada)
ISBN: 9781552500170 1552500179 9789839054378 9839054376
OCLC Number: 60932072
Notes: Originally published by FLACSO, Sede, Ecuador in 2001 as: Internet y sociedad en América Latina y el Caribe.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 435 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Foreword46; --
Acknowledgements46; --
Biographical notes on the authors and research coordinators46; --
Introduction --
The Internet and its impact on Latin American and Caribbean society58; Research and dialogue46; --
The Internet44; culture and education --
Navigators and castaways in cyberspace58; Psychosocial experience and cultural practices in school children39;s Internet46; --
Introducing new information and communication technologies in two rural schools of central Chile58; An ethnographic approximation46; --
Learning from the pioneers58; Best practices as exemplified in the TELAR network46; --
The social impact of the Internet at the local level --
The social impact of introducing ICTs in local government and public services58; Case studies in Buenos Aires and Montevideo46; --
The social impact of information and communication technologies at the local level46; --
The Internet and local governance58; Towards the creation of a community habitus46; --
Measuring qualitative and quantitative impacts58; Design and implementation of online registration systems for telecentres using Linux platforms46; --
The Internet44; rights and society --
The impact of new information and communication technologies on privacy rights46; --
Copyright and the Internet46; --
Public policy and the Internet --
Towards a model of franchises for community telecentres in Latin America46; --
The Internet and socially relevant public policies58; Why44; how and what to advocate63; --
The social impacts of ICTs in Latin America and the Caribbean58; The MISTICA virtual community and the OLISTICA observation network46; --
Introductory notes for the analysis of ICT policies in Latin America and the Caribbean46; --
Conclusion --
Creating synergy between research on the social impact of ICTs and political action for equitable development46; --
Last Page.
Responsibility: edited by Marcelo Bonilla and Gilles Cliche.
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This book presents pioneering research that is designed to show, from a qualitative and ethnographic perspective, how new information and communication technologies, as applied to the school system and to local governance initiatives, merely reproduce traditional pedagogical approaches and the dominant forms by which power is exercised at the local level. The studies thus constitute points of departure for further thinking about the need to promote an Internet culture based on the social application of a "right to communication and culture" and an "Internet right," that will permit the establi.

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