[Blueboard] Possible Worlds in Impossible Places by Dr. Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu

maricor baytion alunsina2005 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 17 12:56:29 PHT 2006


 
  Possible Worlds in Impossible Places by Dr. Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu, will be launched on Friday, August 25, 2006, from 4.30 pm, at the Conference Rooms 1 and 2, 2F Social Sciences bldg., Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Dr. Akpedonu teaches at the Loyola Schools' Department of Sociology and Anthropology. 
   
  This pioneering book examines more closely changes in the global division of labor, particularly in the field of IT. The book organizes the global IT industry into three groups: the technological elite, IT companies and professionals that provide the framework and infrastructure to allow others to work on their own; intermediate developers, IT groups and professionals who develop products for everyday users  based on the work of the first group; and consumers in various localities.
   
  The emergence of intermediate developers and technological elite in the local  IT scene is unaccounted for in the erstwhile “new international division of labor,” a framework that traditionally regarded countries like the Philippines as mere sources of low-skilled labor and sites of assembly activities. By looking at this new development in the industry, through interviews and biographic studies of hardware and software developers, technopreneurs and professionals, as well as their everyday lifeworld, the book provides a nuanced way of thinking about a global network industry operating within a complex local setting. 
   
  Possible Worlds in Impossible Spaces: Knowledge, Globality, Gender and Information Technology in the Philippines, is published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press, and is available in bookstores as well as the press bookshop (02-4265984; unipress at admu.edu.ph). 
   
  (Many thanks for posting!)


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