The thesis is based on the fieldwork amongst three electronic bazaars in Delhi , Palika Bazaar, Nehru Place and Lajpat Rai Market. Through the traders of video games, the thesis examines knowledge, ethics and aspirations in the bazaars and develops the contours of a bottom-up information society in India. Unlike the top down information society in India that is of the software professionals, high-rising malls and branded products, the bottom-up information society is made up of tinkerers, bazaars and second hand video games. Latourean idea of 'modes of existence' is used to frame the facets of the bottom-up information society in India that emerges as a novel way of being via information products.

THE OTHER INFORMATION SOCIETY: AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF DELHI'S ELECTRONIC BAZAARS / M. Deka ; tutor: A. Arvidsson ; coordinator: L. Leonini. - : . DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE SOCIALI E POLITICHE, 2015 Feb 06. ((27. ciclo, Anno Accademico 2014. [10.13130/deka-maitrayee_phd2015-02-06].

THE OTHER INFORMATION SOCIETY: AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF DELHI'S ELECTRONIC BAZAARS

M. Deka
2015

Abstract

The thesis is based on the fieldwork amongst three electronic bazaars in Delhi , Palika Bazaar, Nehru Place and Lajpat Rai Market. Through the traders of video games, the thesis examines knowledge, ethics and aspirations in the bazaars and develops the contours of a bottom-up information society in India. Unlike the top down information society in India that is of the software professionals, high-rising malls and branded products, the bottom-up information society is made up of tinkerers, bazaars and second hand video games. Latourean idea of 'modes of existence' is used to frame the facets of the bottom-up information society in India that emerges as a novel way of being via information products.
ARVIDSSON, ADAM ERIK
LEONINI, LUISA MARIA
video games, bazaars, bottom-up information society
Settore SPS/08 - Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi
THE OTHER INFORMATION SOCIETY: AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF DELHI'S ELECTRONIC BAZAARS / M. Deka ; tutor: A. Arvidsson ; coordinator: L. Leonini. - : . DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE SOCIALI E POLITICHE, 2015 Feb 06. ((27. ciclo, Anno Accademico 2014. [10.13130/deka-maitrayee_phd2015-02-06].
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