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Subversion, conversion, development : cross-cultural knowledge exchange and the politics of design / edited by James Leach and Lee Wilson.

Contributor(s): Wilson, Lee, 1966- [editor.] | Leach, James, 1969- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Infrastructures series: Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London England : The MIT Press, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (266 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780262322492; 0262322498; 9780262322508; 0262322501.Subject(s): Information technology -- Social aspects | Technological innovations -- Social aspects | Community development -- Case studies | Internet and indigenous peoples | Computers and civilizationAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Subversion, conversion, development : cross-cultural knowledge exchange and the politics of design.DDC classification: 303.4834 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Anthropology, cross-cultural encounter, and the politics of design / James Leach and Lee Wilson -- Liminal futures : poem for islands at the edge / Laura Watts -- Freifunk : when technology and politics assemble into subversion / Gregers Petersen -- Postcolonial databasing? Subverting old appropriations, developing new associations / Helen Verran and Michael Christie -- Sacred books in a digital age : a cross-cultural look from the heart of Asia to South America / Hildegard Diemberger and Stephen Hugh-Jones -- Redeploying technologies : ICT for greater agency and capacity for political engagement in the Kelabit Highlands / Poline Bala -- Making the invisible visible : designing technology for nonliterate hunter-gatherers / Jerome Lewis -- Assembling diverse knowledges : trails and storied spaces in time / David Turnbull and Wade Chambers -- Structuring the social : software design / Alan F. Blackwell.
Design for X : prediction and the embeddedness (or not) of research in technology production / Dawn Nafus -- Engaging interests / Marilyn Strathern -- Subversion, conversion, development : imaginaries, knowledge forms, and the uses of ICTs / James Leach and Lee Wilson.
Summary: This volume explores alternative cultural encounters with and around information technologies, encounters that counter dominant, Western-oriented notions of media consumption. The contributors include media practices as forms of cultural resistance and subversion, 'DIY cultures', and other non-mainstream models of technology production and consumption. The contributors - leading thinkers in science and technology studies, anthropology, and software design - pay special attention to the specific inflections that different cultures and communities give to the value of knowledge.
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.

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1. Anthropology, cross-cultural encounter, and the politics of design / James Leach and Lee Wilson -- 2. Liminal futures : poem for islands at the edge / Laura Watts -- 3. Freifunk : when technology and politics assemble into subversion / Gregers Petersen -- 4. Postcolonial databasing? Subverting old appropriations, developing new associations / Helen Verran and Michael Christie -- 5. Sacred books in a digital age : a cross-cultural look from the heart of Asia to South America / Hildegard Diemberger and Stephen Hugh-Jones -- 6. Redeploying technologies : ICT for greater agency and capacity for political engagement in the Kelabit Highlands / Poline Bala -- 7. Making the invisible visible : designing technology for nonliterate hunter-gatherers / Jerome Lewis -- 8. Assembling diverse knowledges : trails and storied spaces in time / David Turnbull and Wade Chambers -- 9. Structuring the social : software design / Alan F. Blackwell.

10. Design for X : prediction and the embeddedness (or not) of research in technology production / Dawn Nafus -- 11. Engaging interests / Marilyn Strathern -- 12. Subversion, conversion, development : imaginaries, knowledge forms, and the uses of ICTs / James Leach and Lee Wilson.

This volume explores alternative cultural encounters with and around information technologies, encounters that counter dominant, Western-oriented notions of media consumption. The contributors include media practices as forms of cultural resistance and subversion, 'DIY cultures', and other non-mainstream models of technology production and consumption. The contributors - leading thinkers in science and technology studies, anthropology, and software design - pay special attention to the specific inflections that different cultures and communities give to the value of knowledge.

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