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Dot com mantra [electronic resource] : social computing in the Central Himalayas / by Payal Arora.

By: Arora, Payal.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Voices in development management: Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xv, 190 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781409401087 (electronic bk.); 1409401081 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Internet -- Social aspects -- India -- Almora | Computer networks -- India -- Almora -- Social aspects | Computer literacy -- India -- Almora | Almora (India) -- Social conditions | COMPUTERS / Information TechnologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dot com mantra.DDC classification: 303.48/33095451 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- Local as Celebrity -- Social Learning with Computers -- Methodology -- Techno-Revelations for Development Policy and Practice -- Organization of the Argument -- 2.Frogs to Princes: Taking the Leap -- The Pathway to Good Intentions: The Development Story -- New Technology and Social Change -- Anthropology of the Artifact: Contexts -- Communities -- Conducts -- Human Ingenuity, Technology and Development in India -- pt. I ALMORA -- 3.This is India, Madam! -- In Search of a Man-Eating Catfish -- Here Comes Sonia Gandhi! -- Swami Mafia -- In God We Trust, the Rest is All Cash: The Simple Villager? -- 4.New Technology, Old Practices -- It's All in the Family -- The Darling Child of Development: The Cellphone -- Cashing in on Technology -- Playing Low Key -- Chullah and the Pump: Gender and Technology -- pt. II COMPUTERS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT -- 5.Goodbye to the Patwaris -- Peasant Revolutions of the Past and Present -- New Intermediaries in the Making -- E-Agriculture Solutions Coming to Town -- Kisan Sangattans -- Consensus, Contention and Circulation of Conversation -- Learning to Decide -- 6.Excavating Relics of an Educational Idea: The Romance of Free Learning -- Ethnographer as Archeologist -- Digging Up the Past -- School As You Go -- Private Distance from Public Education -- Playground Kiosk Democracy -- A Beautiful Idea -- pt. III COMPUTING AND CYBERCAFES -- 7.Copycats and Underdogs of the Himalayas -- Cybercafes as After-School Centers -- You Scratch My Back, I Scratch Yours -- Who's the Boss? -- The Perfect Thesis -- The "Epidemic" of Plagiarism -- 8.Let's Go Shopping! -- New Educational Consumers -- Shop Till You Drop -- Mona Lisa and Bathroom Tiles -- Are Finders Keepers? -- 9.Leisure, Labor, Learning -- Orkut Saves the Day -- Can The Poor Come Out to Play? -- The Tale of Two People -- The Blasphemy of Leisure -- 10.Conclusion.
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Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- Local as Celebrity -- Social Learning with Computers -- Methodology -- Techno-Revelations for Development Policy and Practice -- Organization of the Argument -- 2.Frogs to Princes: Taking the Leap -- The Pathway to Good Intentions: The Development Story -- New Technology and Social Change -- Anthropology of the Artifact: Contexts -- Communities -- Conducts -- Human Ingenuity, Technology and Development in India -- pt. I ALMORA -- 3.This is India, Madam! -- In Search of a Man-Eating Catfish -- Here Comes Sonia Gandhi! -- Swami Mafia -- In God We Trust, the Rest is All Cash: The Simple Villager? -- 4.New Technology, Old Practices -- It's All in the Family -- The Darling Child of Development: The Cellphone -- Cashing in on Technology -- Playing Low Key -- Chullah and the Pump: Gender and Technology -- pt. II COMPUTERS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT -- 5.Goodbye to the Patwaris -- Peasant Revolutions of the Past and Present -- New Intermediaries in the Making -- E-Agriculture Solutions Coming to Town -- Kisan Sangattans -- Consensus, Contention and Circulation of Conversation -- Learning to Decide -- 6.Excavating Relics of an Educational Idea: The Romance of Free Learning -- Ethnographer as Archeologist -- Digging Up the Past -- School As You Go -- Private Distance from Public Education -- Playground Kiosk Democracy -- A Beautiful Idea -- pt. III COMPUTING AND CYBERCAFES -- 7.Copycats and Underdogs of the Himalayas -- Cybercafes as After-School Centers -- You Scratch My Back, I Scratch Yours -- Who's the Boss? -- The Perfect Thesis -- The "Epidemic" of Plagiarism -- 8.Let's Go Shopping! -- New Educational Consumers -- Shop Till You Drop -- Mona Lisa and Bathroom Tiles -- Are Finders Keepers? -- 9.Leisure, Labor, Learning -- Orkut Saves the Day -- Can The Poor Come Out to Play? -- The Tale of Two People -- The Blasphemy of Leisure -- 10.Conclusion.

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