Asian Women in the Information Age: New Communication Technology, Democracy and Women

Asian Women in the Information Age: New Communication Technology, Democracy and Women
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Edited by: Ila Johsi
ISBN: 9971-905-72-3
Year: 1998
Pages: 214
Price: US$ 15.00
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Each successive wave of New Communication Technologies (NCTs) has arrived claiming to herald a new democratic age, promising greater awareness and political participation for all elements of society. This books examines the implications which NCTs have had on democracy for women in Asia; it covers the extent to which women are utilizing them, and highlights the cultural, social and political barriers they face in incorporating them into their lives. It also addresses some of the negative aspects of these technologies, such as the stereotypical portrayal of women by the mass media, and prejudices regarding women's facility with technology.

It also addresses the variety of cultural realities in the region and offers several perspectives on the effects of NCTs.