Asian societies are in a period of transition, as people are learn to live with new information and communication technologies (ICTs). Whether at work, at home, at school, or at large, ICTs are having an impact on day-to-day lives.
How can mobile phones help to forge relationships within families that have been separated my migration? How do camera phones threaten personal space? How are cultural identities strengthened in call centres? How is religion being incorporated into the new ICTs? Living the Information Society in Asia describes the interaction of people and ICTs as these technologies seep into everyday life, and examines implications for policy and future research.
The book will appeal to academics, researchers, and postgraduate and senior undergraduate students in social sciences, development studies, and Asian studies; to professionals and practitioners in donor and development agencies; and to policy advisors and decision-makers in government, international development agencies, and civil society.
Erwin Alampay is Assistant Professor at the National College of Public Administration and Governance of the University of the Philippines. He is Senior Editor for the Electonic Journal on Information Systems for Developing Countries and cofounded the Philipppine ICT Research Network.