Mobilities, ICTs and marginality in Africa: comparative perspectives

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dc.description.abstract Mobility has become a prominent feature in African societies:.. Populations all over Africa are both mobile and politically and economically marginal Yet these populations are actively engaged in maintaining social networks across localities Mobilities, ICTs and Marginality in Africa looks at the dramatic changes brought about in socially marginal populations by new ICTs in general and mobile phones in particular. The book aims to situate the cultural, social and, in some cases, transnational context of ICT appropriation and virtual connectivity so as to reposition Africans from various countries and contexts as active agents of social change. The intricacies of local ICT use and the dynamics of mobility in the African context enables us to better understand material cultures, relationships between people, new media and social networking. Equally explored in relation to ICTs are the social and spatial dynamics of communication, association and belonging across spaces -. particularly physical borders, social boundaries and confines and possibilities informed by the habitus of bodies and practices Mobilities, ICTs and Marginality in Africa is rich in theoretically informed case studies that lend themselves to comparative perspectives and to ethnographies from beyond Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.title Mobilities, ICTs and marginality in Africa: comparative perspectives en
dc.type HSRC Press Books - non-HSRC authors en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9332 en
dc.outputnumber 8159 en
dc.bibliographictitle Nyamnjoh, F. & Brudvig, I. (2016) Mobilities, ICTs and marginality in Africa: comparative perspectives. Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Nyamnjoh, F. en
dc.contributor.author2 Brudvig, I. en

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