Books 2 Byte
Politics of Globalization
Samir Dasgupta, Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Dubious commerce thriving on the Net
Can you name an industry that is among the top five groups buying state-of-the-art computer equipment, and which was the first to buy and use expensive T3 phone lines that transmit compressed, high-resolution images? Not IT (services) or the BPO (business process outsourcing) companies, but the sex industry, as Samir Dasgupta informs in one of the essays included in Politics of Globalization, a book that he has co-edited with Jan Nederveen Pieterse.