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Dunn, Hopeton S.
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Caribbean Institute of Media Communication
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Negotiating identity : Globalizations, WTO and Caribbean cultures
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LIAJA Annual General Meeting
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January 2000
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Abstract
Looks at the role of the still-emerging information and communication technologies as they affect people's cultures, lives and livelihoods, on a global basis. It places special emphasis on the consequences of these processes for the peoples of the global south, with particular reference to the Caribbean area. It argues that while the existing global technology policy and the prevailing practices by the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as the IMF and the World Bank, militate against the economic, social and cultural development of peoples in the global South, there remains some scope for adapting our strategies in relation to the technologies as tools in the struggle and for improved information flow and better networking by people. Use of appropriate technology and creative adaptation of tools and content can form a potent counter-process of globalization from below.....
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