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Author Hanson, Jarice.

Title New communication technologies in developing countries / Jarice Hanson, Uma Narula
Published Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1990
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 168 pages) : illustrations
Series Communication
Communication (Hillsdale, N.J.)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction: Technology in Developing Countries; Media andInformation Technologies; Media Technologies in Developing Countries:Priorities, Issues, and Concerns; Social Technology; Summary; 2. The Power of Information Technology; Prophets of Change; Characteristics of Information Technology; Agents of Change; Interplay of Media and Social Development:IT Policy Implications; Summary; 3. Theories and Applications of Information Technologies; Information Technology and Change; The Innovation Processand Diffusion Research
Advanced Technological SystemsSituations and Contexts: Meeting Cultural Challenges ThroughAdvanced Technologies; Summary; 4. India: A Case Study; History; InformationTechnologies; The Information Technology Model in India; Summary; 5. India's Border Nations, ASEAN, and Pacific Communities: Case Studies; The Government Perspectives; The MassesPerspectives; India's Border Nations; ASEAN and Pacific Rim Nations; The Information Society Model; The Information Technology Model; Summary; 6. Latin America: A Case Study; South and North American Industrial Ties; Argentina; Mexico; Brazil
Traditional GovernmentApproaches to IT Policies in Latin AmericaLatin America and the Cultural Contexts; The Information Technology Model; The Information Society Model; Summary; 7. Arab Nations: A CaseStudy; The Government Perspective; The Masses Perspective; The Arab Nations and the Information Society; The Information Technology Model; Summary; 8. Conclusions and Recommendations; Difference in Information Society Needs, Demands, and Models; Recommendations; The Social Technology Perspective: Configurations toChange; References; Author Index; Subject Index
Summary This volume explores how a number of developing countries -- including India, Malaysia, Columbia, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia -- are responding to the pressures of the information society. Infrastructural development, policies, and social systems are investigated, and models of information technologies and society are proposed in order to better reference the differences and similarities among the nations profiled. The authors identify the social technology perspective via the assimilation of technology in lifestyles and social systems. From this perspective, the diffusion of technologies is anal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-159) and indexes
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Subject Information technology -- Social aspects -- Developing countries
Telecommunication -- Social aspects -- Developing countries
Form Electronic book
Author Narula, Uma, 1933-
ISBN 113543946X