Technology and Resistance
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What happens when the means of communication, often centralized, become diffused? What happens when coalitions in South Africa, Malawi, China, Russia, Turkey, Burma, El Salvador, and the United States utilize electronic technologies to seek enfranchisement? This book describes such creative uses by emergent democratic movements and other cultural alliances seeking solidarity in these countries. It investigates the way the strange confluence of technological language and radical social change opens new discursive terrain. Unusual fissures and interstices appear; some auger well for the…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
What happens when the means of communication, often centralized, become diffused? What happens when coalitions in South Africa, Malawi, China, Russia, Turkey, Burma, El Salvador, and the United States utilize electronic technologies to seek enfranchisement? This book describes such creative uses by emergent democratic movements and other cultural alliances seeking solidarity in these countries. It investigates the way the strange confluence of technological language and radical social change opens new discursive terrain. Unusual fissures and interstices appear; some auger well for the distribution of political power and the promotion of free speech, while unfortunately some open gaps within old hierarchies implicit in capitalistic discourses of technology.
  • Produktdetails
  • Counterpoints .59
  • Verlag: Peter Lang Ltd. International Academic Publishers
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: .63795, 63795
  • Neuausg.
  • Erscheinungstermin: 5. April 2000
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 228mm x 156mm x 13mm
  • Gewicht: 260g
  • ISBN-13: 9780820437958
  • ISBN-10: 0820437956
  • Artikelnr.: 24449455
Autorenporträt
The Editors: Ann De Vaney is Professor Emerita of Educational Communications and Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Visiting Professor in the Department of Education, University of California, Irvine. Her work explores the intersections of education, technology, and social/cultural issues. One of her latest texts is Watching Channel One: The Convergence of Students, Technology, and Private Business.
Stephen Gance received his B.S. in mathematics and M.S. in computer science from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is currently a doctoral student in the Educational Communications and Technology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Yan Ma is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Rhode Island. Her work focuses on critical and cultural analysis of technologies and information systems in library science and education.
Inhaltsangabe
Petek Askar/Buket Akkoyunlu: Computer Links to the West: Experiences from Turkey. Contents: Ann De Vaney/Stephen Gance: Introduction - Ann De Vaney: Technology in Old Democratic Discourses and Current Resistance Narrative: What is Borrowed? What is Abandoned? What is New? - Kedmon N. Hungwe: Breaking the Silence: Fax Transmissions and the Movement for Democracy in Malawi - Zarni: Resistance and Cybercommunities: The Internet and the Free Burma Movement - Stephen T. Kerr: Old Technology in New Contexts: Print Media and Russian Education - Sousan Arafeh: Women, Telephones, and Subtle Solidarity: A Counternarrative - Yan Ma: Chinese Online Presence: Tiananmen Square and Beyond - Marina Stock McIsaac/ Petek Askar/Buket Akkoyunlu: Computer Links to the West: Experiences from Turkey.
Rezensionen
"This is a fascinating set of case studies that use various technologies such as email, the Internet, facsimile, and the telephone, in democratic and liberatory projects around the world. While acknowledging the exclusionary effects of new technologies, which are unequally available to different groups, this book documents how new discursive spaces can be opened up with technologies that further the realization of a more just and humane world. This is cutting edge work that has fascinating implications in many different fields." (Ken Zeichner, Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"De Vaney is one of the most theoretically sophisticated observers of technological cultural politics in education. In placing technology in the politics of global/local relations, De Vaney, Gance, and Ma have provided an important contribution - the concrete place of technology within the field of social practice and change. The systematic and theoretically sophisticatedanalyses of the everyday technologies of the Internet, faxes, and telephones explores how technology functions simultaneously to open and close spaces for social action." (Thomas S. Popkewitz, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"All too often, discussions of technology are simply technical. This is definitely not the case with 'Technology and Resistance'. It points to why it is so important that we think about technology socially and critically. This is a very valuable book." (Michael W. Apple, John Bascom Professor of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison)…mehr