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dc.contributor.advisorSundsvold, Bente
dc.contributor.authorSaimre, Tanel
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-22T06:43:47Z
dc.date.available2013-04-22T06:43:47Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to look more closely at the processes involving the adoption of internet in a Nepali mountain village. Two and a half months of fieldwork was performed at a primary school and a cybercafe in Namche Bazaar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal. My aim is to be informative about the processes revolving around the internet in a general global sense. Therefore my thesis is more concerned with the internet than the particular cultural setting of Nepal or Namche. I will be concentrating on the sociotechnical system consisting of the internet, computers and people (both Nepali and tourists). Point one: my approach is informed by the distinction between modern and traditional, which in simplified terms is the degree of reliance on context. For characterisation I am using Edward Hall's categories of high-context and low-context. Point two: my approach is also informed by the critique of point one, of the idea of low-context communication, of context-independence, of abstract modernity. For this I rely on the actor-network theory. Internet used to be seen as a monolithic placeless cyberspace which would make us all similar to each other. My main finding is that this is not always the case. It is a collection of different people doing different things while embedded in their social contexts.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/5106
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_4825
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherUniversitetet i Tromsøen
dc.publisherUniversity of Tromsøen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2012 The Author(s)
dc.subject.courseIDSVF-3903en
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Social anthropology: 250en
dc.titleThe High Cybercafe: Internet in the Nepal Himalayasen
dc.typeMaster thesisen
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen


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