Comparative Information Technology: Languages, Societies and the Internet
- Joseph Zajda
- , Donna GibbsAffiliated withMacquarie University
Globalisation as a new dimension of political economy and culture has depended on a fusion of capitalism and advanced technologies, leading to ‘technodeterminism’ (Zajda, 2008) , and what Kellner (1991) has called ‘techno-capital’ (see also Langman & Morris, 2007) . Sassen (1998) and Castells (2001) have argued that one of the essential moments of globalisation consists of vast flows of electronic information. The rapid and ubiquitous proliferation of ICT has resulted in profound changes in society and culture, especially those affecting social identity (Morris & Langman,2005; Gibbs & Krause, 2007 ; Zajda, 2008) . Castells (2001) notes that the Internet facilitates the structured aspects of the network society. Yet, Antikainen (2005) argues that in a network society the power and influence of traditional political institutions are weakened (Antikainen, 2005 , p. 53).
- Comparative Information Technology: Languages, Societies and the Internet
- Book Title
- Comparative Information Technology
- Book Subtitle
- Languages, Societies and the Internet
- pp 1-10
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- Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research
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- Springer Netherlands
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- Springer Science + Business Media B.V.
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