The wiring up of Asia has triggered off a wide range of social transformations even as the internet itself is transformed by the social and cultural context in which it is embedded. The papers included in this volume analyze various aspects of these social and cultural transformations in spheres ranging from the economy, politics and sexuality in Asia and beyond. While the majority of the papers focus on Asian experience of the internet, the volume also includes papers on Europe, North America and theoretical and conceptual discussions of communication and culture. The contributors to this volume are social scientists, historians and social activists. Overall this book provides a unique critical perspective on the two-way interaction between the internet and society in Asia.
Zaheer Baber, Ph.D. (1993) in Sociology, University of Toronto, is Professor of Sociology and the Canada Research Chair in Science, Technology and Social Change, Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan. He has published extensively on science and technology, including
The Science of Empire (SUNY, 1996).
All those interested in Science and Technology studies, Cyberculture, Sociology, Asian Studies, General Social Science, specialists, students and laypersons