The History of Telephony in the Non-West

Author(s) Burçe Çelik
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Issue CyberOrient, Vol. 8, Iss. 2, 2014, pp. 4-5
Published November 10, 2014
Type Editorial
Abstract This special issue of CyberOrient deals with the history of telephony in the non-west. Although the comprehensive histories of different media technologies in the west have been well covered in the existing media and history literature, the roles that these imported technologies played in the non-west have not been elaborated in detail. The telephone as a technology of communication took up differing roles in private and public spaces. The socio-political changes it fostered both in private and professional relations should be regarded as a significant object of historical analysis.
Keywords identity, public sphere, Egypt, information and communication technology, Turkey, communication studies