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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


Africa’s New Digital Connectivity and Economic Change

Mohammad Amir Anwar and Mark Graham

in The Digital Continent: Placing Africa in Planetary Networks of Work

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198840800
eISBN:
9780191876455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840800.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The rapid adoption and diffusion of digital technologies on the continent in the last decade has led many governments and observers to talk about Africa’s ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. The ... More


Projects in developing countries

Carla Simone, Ina Wagner, Claudia Müller, Anne Weibert, and Volker Wulf

in Future-proofing: Making Practice-Based IT Design Sustainable

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780198862505
eISBN:
9780191895326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862505.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Logic Design, Human-Computer Interaction

At the core of this chapter is a series of projects in a rural community in South Africa that succeeded in developing a well-functioning community network (CN). The chapter highlights several key ... 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


Designing for Empowerment With a Critical Practice Approach

Huatong Sun

in Global Social Media Design: Bridging Differences Across Cultures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190845582
eISBN:
9780190845612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845582.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter articulates a practice-oriented critical design approach for empowerment. It situates global design issues concerning structure and agency in a discourse of redistributing power and ... More


Information and Communication Technologies for Development

Ronaldo Lemos and Joana Varon Ferraz

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0037
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

How do Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) contribute to international development? What roles do the state and market play in deploying ICTs? How can one assess the development impact ... More


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