The Impact of Global Telecommunications Improvements on Islamic Women Research Paper by renee123

The Impact of Global Telecommunications Improvements on Islamic Women
An in-depth and thorough examination of the impact of technology and telecommunications advancements on the Arab world in general and on Islamic women in particular.
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This thesis examines the impact of telecommunications improvements on the Islamic people. Specifically, the impact of these improvements on Saudi Arabia, an Arab state, and Iran, a Persian state. Although not "anti-technology" or opposed to modernization, the people in Saudi Arabia and Iran are adapting to telecommunications improvements in a method that is in accordance with their core beliefs. The belief in Islam accounts for the "non-Western" model of implementing telecommunications improvements for the citizens of these two countries.

The underpinning of this thesis is that telecommunications improvements will impact the Islamic world no less than any other region of the world experiencing the same improvements. In the case of Saudi Arabia, the CDLR(Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights) is an influential organization using facsimile machines to impact the domestic political environment. Iran, growing as fast in telephone line installations and satellite services as their economic peers, is moving towards privatization in telecommunication systems. Furthermore, Iran is using its capabilities to influence Central Asian neighbors and spread their Shi'i Islam belief.

With the growth and availability of telecommunications services, it is inevitable that current technology will allow unique opportunities to gain and disseminate information. The international community is unlikely to find a viable method to control the proliferation of telecommunications around the globe. Therefore, each society or nation is its own regulator of improving telecommunications systems. Each society, to include the Islamic people, must rely on their culture to determine the degree telecommunications will penetrate the fabric of their society.

Table of contents
List of Tables and Charts
Literature Review
Social and Cultural Structures of Islam
Muhhammad: The Messenger
Islamic Cultures-Revolutionary Aspects
The Historical Influence of the West
Information Infrastructures
Electronically Influencing the Globe
Regulation in an Information World
Cultural and Societal Considerations of
Accessible Information
Images of the Middle East Through Western

Saudi Arabia: Modernization and Adaptation for an Arab State
The Peninsula Prior to the Nineteenth Century
Oil Wealth: Modernizing Saudi Arabia
The Gulf War and Fundamentalism
Post Gulf War Islamist Movement
Telecommunication Trends in Saudi Arabia
Iran: An Islamic Republic and Communication Improvements
Shi'i Islam
Modernization and the Influence of the West
Current Telecommunication Trends in the Islamic Republic

From the Paper:

"Ranging from the dynamic to the mundane, the improvement of global information systems crosses cultures, languages, and generations. With the information communication sector growing at twice the rate of the rest of the economy, the globalization of information infrastructures has just begun. The global distribution of telephone circuitry, although not as prevalent as television sets, constitutes the largest interconnected global public communications network. Furthermore, the telephone companies, while at the forefront of media providers, are at the leading edge of the digitalization process as a result of experience in providing service and maintenance communication systems to millions of customers."

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