Posted to the Ethnos Project by on July 15th, 2013

This interpretive case study discusses the implications of the information and communication technology (ICT) intervention in a remote village located in the northern Peruvian Andes. An integrated perspective, bringing together the ICT and social capital theories, provides a sensitising framework for this exploratory research. Using grounded theory method for the analysis of the stories of two villagers, the paper illustrates how the ICT intervention enabled a few people to gain or reinforce ascendancy in their village. The paper then discusses implications from the actual and potential consequences of ICT intervention in rural areas in developing countries.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *