Managing Identities and Diversities in the Age of Internet and Virtual Networks: A Case Study of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin

By Malathi Subramanian.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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In the current age of the internet and knowledge networking it has become possible for communities to consolidate themselves through virtual networks cutting across geographical borders and reaching out seamlessly to their diasporic identities spread out globally. While the virtual networking of the communities strengthens the articulation of their identities in multi cultural settings, it also provides a channel for managing diversities in specific socio political situations. In this context this paper seeks to examine, in general, the case of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) and its role in the consolidation and articulation of the Indian cultural identity through virtual networking in a multi cultural setting and its intervention in specific political contexts internationally to represent the collective voice of the community.

Keywords: Internet, Social Capital, Identity, Diversity, Community, Online Communities, Virtual Networks, Multi Cultural

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 569.757KB).

Dr. Malathi Subramanian

Former Principal, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Dr. Malathi Subramanian, former Principal of Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, India, has taught Political Science courses to undergraduate and post graduate students for more that four decades. She has supervised students pursuing research at the post graduate and doctoral degree programmes at the University of Delhi, India. Her current research interests are gender studies, political participation of women, the social dimensions of information communication technologies and associated equity issues, and e-governance.

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