Digital Indonesia: Connectivity and Divergence
- About the Book
This book places Indonesia at the forefront of the global debate about the impact of ‘disruptive’ digital technologies. Digital technology is fast becoming the core of life, work, culture and identity. Yet, while the number of Indonesians using the Internet has followed the upward global trend, some groups — the poor, the elderly, women, the less well-educated, people living in remote communities — are disadvantaged. This interdisciplinary collection of essays by leading researchers and scholars, as well as e-governance and e-commerce insiders, examines the impact of digitalisation on the media industry, governance, commerce, informal sector employment, education, cybercrime, terrorism, religion, artistic and cultural expression, and much more. It presents groundbreaking analysis of the impact of digitalisation in one of the world’s most diverse, geographically vast nations. In weighing arguments about the opportunities and challenges presented by digitalisation, it puts the very idea of a technological ‘revolution’ into critical perspective.
- Edwin Jurriëns is lecturer in Indonesian studies, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne; and visiting fellow, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Canberra.
- Ross Tapsell is lecturer in Asian studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra.