Peddlers of Information: Indian NGOs in the Information Age (Hardback)Tanya Jakimow (author)
Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 29/02/2012
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are widely heralded as an opportunity for the poor to have greater access to information that can help them escape poverty. ICTs also provide local NGOs that work with the poor access to knowledge that can guide them in implementing better development programs. Such ideas reflect long-held notions about the role of knowledge provision as a tool for development.But as author Tanya Jakimow shows, the consequences of the information age are often unintended and deviate greatly from our image of an interconnected, modern world. Not only do most people remain largely excluded from ICTs, but when they do engage with these technologies, they do so in unforeseen ways. Peddlers of Information shows how local NGOs in rural India are actually using these technologies particularly the internet and the implications this has had for development work and ideas about poverty. Jakimow s critique of dominant views on ICTs and her discussion of class and power relations in Southern organizations is essential reading for development scholars and practitioners.
Publisher: Kumarian Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 424 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
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