Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series

A Transnational History of the Internet in Central America, 1985–2000

Networks, Integration, and Development

Authors: Siles, Ignacio

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  • Explores the early development of the Internet in an understudied region, and connects the past of the Internet in Central America with its present
  • Emphasizes the importance of transnational processes in the historical development of the Internet
  • Discusses a Latin American case that enriches our understanding of transnational histories 
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This Palgrave Pivot analyzes how six countries in Central America—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama—connected to and through computer networks such as UUCP, BITNET and the Internet from the 80s to the year 2000. It argues that this story can only be told from a transnational perspective. To connect to computer networks, Central America built a regional integration project with great implications for its development. By revealing the beginnings of the Internet in this part of the world, this study broadens our understanding of the development of computer networks in the global south. It also demonstrates that transnational flows of knowledge, data, and technologies are a constitutive feature of the historical development of the Internet.


About the authors

Ignacio Siles is a professor of media and technology studies in the School of Communication, and a researcher in the Centro de Investigación en Comunicación (CICOM) at the University of Costa Rica. He is the author of Networked Selves: Trajectories of Blogging in the United States and France (2017) and Por un sueño en.red.ado: Una historia de Internet en Costa Rica (2008). 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Transnational History of the Internet in Central America, 1985–2000
Book Subtitle
Networks, Integration, and Development
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48947-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48947-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48946-5
Series ISSN
2634-6273
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 148
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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