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India: digitising an unequal world

Banaji, Shakuntala (2017) India: digitising an unequal world. Parenting for a Digital Future (31 May 2017). Blog.

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Abstract

India is portrayed as being on a technological par with the West, but in this blog, Shakuntala Banaji reveals the stark reality. In the context of demonetisation, she maps Indian children’s experiences of media technologies and argues that we must recognise the disenfranchising nature of large-scale digitisation of nations. Shakuntala is an Associate Professor at London School of Economics in the Department of Media and Communications. Her research in India asks in what ways diverse groups of children are participating in or excluded from communities and communications on and offline. She has written previously about the ways in which different media formats and tools are implicated in Indian children’s leisure and in their learning and formal education, and examined some of the structural issues that form barriers to inclusion and leisure for working-class children.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/parenting4digitalfuture/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Collections > Parenting for a Digital Future
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2017 11:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79719

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