New Media and Pathways to Social Change: Shifting Development Discourses

Edited by Kiran Prasad
B. R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2013;

Pp xxvii+434, ISBN 97893501115, Rs.1850

New Media and Pathways to Social Change: Shifting Development Discourses brings together 16 chapters that analyse a wide variety of issues and cases concerning the interrelations between new media and social change shaping the current development discourses. It is hoped to be a welcome addition to the on-going debate on new media and information policies for sustainable development with specific objectives of promoting social change, ensuring democracy, good governance in the context of multicultural and multilingual nation states. The multidisciplinary approach to new media and development presented in this book will open new avenues and discussion on the role of the new media in social transformation and empowerment. This book is a valuable resource for those readers who are interested in new media, communication studies, development studies, women’s empowerment, e-governance and the political economy of communication.

Content

Preface

Editor and Contributors

New Media, Governance and Development

1. New Media in Modernizing Government: Digital Democracy and People’s Participation in Development – Kiran Prasad

2. Technologies for Governance Reconsidered: A Capabilities-based Model from Developing Countries – Veena Raman

3. Information and Communication Technology Policy and E-Development for Reduction of the Digital Divide in Thailand – Ousa Biggins

4. New Media and the Development of a ‘Digital Society’: The Kerala Experience – Sony Jalarajan Raj and Rohini Sreekumar

New Media, Technological Activism and Social Change

5. Social Capital and Media Use: Technology and Social Change – Manuel José Damásio and Sara Henriques

6. Development Communication through Digital Pathways: The Indian Experience from SITE to the Internet – Kiran Prasad

7. The Possibilities and Challenges of New Media for Development in East Africa -Emmanuel Acuc

8. Surveillance and Emancipation of Internet Practices in Turkey – Filiz Aydogan

9. Social Networking Media: Current Trends and Research Challenges – Roy Mathew

New Media and Participatory Communication

10. Mobile Content and Participatory Communication for Development – Jerry Watkins and Jo Ann Tacchi

11. Participatory Video and the Social Cohesion in a Post Conflict Society: An Ethnographic Case Study of Multi-Racial Women in Fiji – Usha Sundar Harris

12. Participatory Video and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: The STEPS for the Future Series – Christine Singer

New Media, Gender and Women’s Empowerment

13. New Media Technology, Gender and the Power Paradox of Women’s Empowerment – Kutoma J. Wakunuma

14. Embracing the New Technology: Women’s Activism in Zimbabwe for Public Space and Voice – Patricia Ann Made

15. Gender Links’ Utilization of New Media for Women’s Empowerment in Southern Africa – Eno Akpabio

16. The Impact of the Internet for Feminist Movements in Morocco: Empowerment and Reproduction of Patriarchy Online – Mohamed Ben Moussa