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Sawhney, Harmeet Singh 1960-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 152 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  Periodicals  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: P87, 004.019
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Harmeet Singh Sawhney
Advances in telecommunications( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding creative users of ICTs : users as social actors by David Kurt Herold( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The disjuncture between the design intent of the developers of ICTs and the needs of the users has often led to surprising use of new technologies, as users have refused to become mere agents of the designers. Individual users have adopted their own uses of ICTs based on the complex webs of relations and meanings in which they function as social actors. Instead of adjusting these webs to new ICTs, they have fit the ICTs into their pre-existing social webs, often resulting in imaginative and creative uses of new technologies, not envisaged by the original designers. The contributions in this volume provide studies of such integrations of ICTs into the lives of human users, and demonstrate that such uses should not be regarded as 'faulty' or 'mistaken', merely because they 'fail' to meet the expectations of the original designers of the ICTs. Instead, human users should be given precedence over ICTs, and the creative uses of 'universal' technologies by individual users should be emphasised and studied, so as to move towards a better understanding and appreciation of the integration of ICTs into human lives. This book was originally published as special issue of The Information Society."--Publisher's website
ICT use in knowledge work : GIS and historiographical practices by Venkata Ratnadeep Suri( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The research involved 51 in-depth preliminary interviews and 8 follow-up interviews with researchers from four different countries either in person or by phone. In addition, three research site visits were made, 13 researchers working in interdisciplinary teams were observed, and supporting documents were analyzed. Furthermore, three in-depth topical comparative case studies were developed-The Great Dust Bowl, Railroads and Spatial Politics in California's Wheat Growing Districts and the Ghettoization of Budapest in 1947-to demonstrate how the historical accounts of these events were different before and after the introduction of GIS, and thereby create the grounds for understanding how the availability of the new tool has influenced historical reasoning
Progress in communication sciences( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in telecommunications( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UNIVERSAL ACCESS AND ITS ASYMMETRIES : the untold story of the last 200 years by Harmeet Singh Sawhney( Book )

1 edition published in 2022 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural telecommunications networks : analogies in infrastructure development by Harmeet Singh Sawhney( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in telecommunications( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Technologies and the Law: Precedents via Metaphors by Harmeet Singh Sawhney( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Divine design : configuring Amish communication in a high-tech world by Lindsay Ems( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Among information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) researchers, a common assumption is that marginalized and disconnected communities will be empowered when they gain access to the global networked economy. This dissertation explores one case that calls upon us to revisit this assumption. Based on fieldwork in two Amish settlements in Indiana: 1) the Tri-County region in Elkhart, LaGrange and Noble Counties and 2) Daviess County, this dissertation examines how the Amish have selectively and conscientiously configured their access to global information networks at the grassroots level to protect their cultural autonomy in an era of large-scale networks and hyper-connectivity. Semi-structured interviews with Amish business and church leaders and analyses of artifacts reveal three communication-oriented strategies employed by the Amish. First, Amish employ formal and informal processes for the development of rules for the (non- )adoption of ICTs. Second, by privileging the face-to-face communication over mediated communication, they strengthen local Amish social networks and thereby make them more valuable than anonymous external networks. Third, the Amish repurpose technologies and socio-technical arrangements to protect their culture from external influence, while enabling successful participation in today's competitive economy. This analysis indicates that the Amish are relying less on a strategy of geographic separation from the outside world, as was the case before the rise of the global networked economy. Instead they are relying more on a strategy that involves routing and controlling information flows that they feel could disrupt their lifestyle, which is based on religious beliefs calling for a life that is simple, peaceful and in-tune-with-nature. The process by which they calibrate the link that connects them to the global network society is critical for the sustainability and empowerment of their community over time
Progress in communication sciences by Brenda Dervin( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Technology transfer : a report on project development by Frederick Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The slide towards decentralization clock and computer by Harmeet Singh Sawhney( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Towards a coherent metrology of information societies( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Arenas of innovation understanding new configurational potentialities of communication technologies by Harmeet Singh Sawhney( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The information society : an international journal( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Provides a forum of thoughtful commentary & discussion of significant topics in the world of information, such as transborder data flow, regulatory issues, the impact of the information industry, information as a determinant of public & private organi
New Technologies and the Law: Precedents via Metaphors by Harmeet Singh Sawhney( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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