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Digital Middle East : State and Society in the Information Age - (Paperback)

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In recent years, the Middle East's information and communication landscape has changed dramatically. Increasingly, states, businesses, and citizens are capitalizing on the opportunities offered by new technologies, the fast pace of digitization, and enhanced connectivity. These changes are far from turning Middle Eastern nations into network societies, but their impact is significant. The growing adoption of a wide variety of technologies in everyday life has given rise to complex dynamics that beg for a better understanding. Digital Middle East sheds a critical light on the continuing changes closely intertwined with the adoption of information and communication technologies in the region. Drawing on case studies from throughout the Middle East, the contributors explore how these digital transformations are playing out in the social, cultural, political, and economic spheres, exposing the various disjunctions and discordances that have marked the advent of the digital Middle East.
Number of Pages: 335
Genre: Political Science, Social Science, Computers + Internet
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2018
TCIN: 53128265
UPC: 9780190859329
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-0088
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