New PDF release: New Media, Development and Globalization: Making Connections

By Don Slater

ISBN-10: 0745638325

ISBN-13: 9780745638324

ISBN-10: 0745638333

ISBN-13: 9780745638331

New media, improvement and globalization are the main phrases wherein the long run is being imagined and played in governance, improvement tasks and public and political discourse. but those authoritative phrases have arisen inside specific cultural and ideological contexts. In utilizing them, we possibility selling over-generalized and probably unchallengeable frameworks for motion and data construction which may blind us to the complicated worldwide styles and promise of social reality.

This compelling ebook forces us to examine those phrases afresh. Drawing on greater than ten years of ethnographic fieldwork in Latin the United States, West Africa and South Asia, Don Slater seeks to problem those phrases as voicing particular northern narratives instead of common truths, and to work out them from the point of view of southern humans and groups who're both involved to appreciate new machines for verbal exchange, new types of social swap and new maps of social connection. The important query the booklet poses is: how we will democratize the methods we expect and training new media, improvement and globalization, beginning those phrases to discussion and problem inside of North-South family members?

Rooted in sociological debates, New Media, improvement and Globalization may also be a provocative contribution to media and cultural reviews, reports of electronic tradition, improvement experiences, geography and anthropology.

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