Internet, Modernization & Globalization

By Paula Uimonen
December 2001
Almqvist and Wiskell International
ISBN: 91-7265-347-7
245 pages, illustrated
$59.50 paper original


At a time when the Internet is becoming ubiquitous in many Western countries, this book focuses on its expansion in developing countries. Based on the visions and experiences of Internet pioneers, it identifies the cultural characteristics of the Internet, the distribution of which represents an instance of global cultural flow. Combining case studies in Southeast Asia with an examination of international activities discourses, this book is the first to provide a comparative, empirical study of Internet development in the developing world.

Ph.D. thesis.

Social Anthropology

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