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Reclaiming Information and Communication Technologies for Development

Tim Unwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198795292
eISBN:
9780191836589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795292.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The development of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has transformed the world over the last two decades. These technologies are often seen as being inherently ‘good’, with the ... More


Structuring the Social: Inside Software Design

Alan F. Blackwell

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter describes the role of ethnography within a technical design process, as understood from an engineering perspective. It pays particular attention to the distinction between research ... More


A Critical Reflection on ICTs and ‘Development’

Tim Unwin

in Reclaiming Information and Communication Technologies for Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198795292
eISBN:
9780191836589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795292.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter explores the relationships between ICTs and ‘development’, drawing in particular on the Critical Theory of Jürgen Habermas, and highlighting the relationship between theory and practice, ... More


Reflections on the Dark Side of ICT4D

Tim Unwin

in Reclaiming Information and Communication Technologies for Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198795292
eISBN:
9780191836589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795292.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Technology is all too often seen as being inherently good, and there are powerful interests limiting the amount of attention paid to the darker side of ICTs and Internet access in particular. ... More


In the Interests of the Poorest and Most Marginalized

Tim Unwin

in Reclaiming Information and Communication Technologies for Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198795292
eISBN:
9780191836589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795292.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This concluding chapter highlights some of the most important changes that need to be made in ICT4D policies and practices if these technologies are to be used to empower poor and marginalized people ... More


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