[SIGCIS-Members] Yet another book

Subramanian, Ramesh Prof. Ramesh.Subramanian at quinnipiac.edu
Fri Oct 1 11:22:52 PDT 2021

Hi all,

It is always nice to follow on ginats' footsteps! I just wanted to mention that the book "Mobile Technology and Social Transformations<https://www.routledge.com/Mobile-Technology-and-Social-Transformations-Access-to-Knowledge-in-Global/Felsberger-Subramanian/p/book/9780367545246> - Access to Knowledge in Global Contexts" co-edited by me and Stefanie Felsberger (PhD candidate in Women's Studies, Cambridge Univ), has been published recently by Routledge (UK), under the "Rethinking Development" banner.

The book investigates the ways in which the mobile telephone has transformed societies around the world, bringing both opportunities and challenges. At a time when knowledge and truth are increasingly contested, the book asks how mobile technology has changed the ways in which people create, disseminate, and access knowledge.

While this is not a computing-history book per se, it does trace the historical use of mobile telephony in more recent times, especially in recent social transformations. I think that it will be an interesting and easy read for the SIGCIS community.

Best Regards,


“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”- Prof. Albert Allen Bartlett

​Ramesh Subramanian, Ph.D.
​Gabriel Ferrucci Professor of Information Systems
​Quinnipiac University
​Hamden, CT 06511, USA
​Email: ramesh.subramanian at qu.edu
​Web: https://www.qu.edu/faculty-and-staff/ramesh-subramanian
​Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School
​New Haven, CT 06511, USA
Email: ramesh.subramanian at yale.edu
Web: https://www.law.yale.edu/ramesh-subramanian

Recent book: Mobile Technology and Social Transformations<https://www.routledge.com/Mobile-Technology-and-Social-Transformations-Access-to-Knowledge-in-Global/Felsberger-Subramanian/p/book/9780367545246>, Routledge, UK (2021)
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