Digital India

Digital India

Understanding Information, Communication, and Social Change

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Sage Publications
Digital India is a case study-based, critical introduction to the theory and practice of the digital in social change. The volume—with its chapters on telecommunications, software, mobile telephony, e-governance, ICT4D, software patenting, public sector software and cultural piracy—offers an entry point into an understanding of the contested nature of the digital in India via an analysis of theory and practice.

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Positioning this book as the culmination of a three-volume project that includes the earlier SAGE volumes Political Economy of Communications in India: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (2010) and Negotiating Communication Rights: Case Studies from India (2011), Thomas (co-director, Centre for Communication and Social Change, U. of Queensland, Australia) explores different aspects of India's engagement with digital technologies, in particular the relationship between the digital and social change. Approaching the topics with a critical political economy approach, he presents chapters discussing the Indian software industry; mobile phone access and use; telecommunications and universal service obligations; the role of information and communication technologies in development; e-governance; intellectual property issues and the state; public sector software; and issues of access, distribution, and equity in relation to piracy. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2012
ISBN: 9788132110798
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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