The Social Life of Connectivity in Africa

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ISBN-13:
9781137278012
Erscheinungsdatum:
05.12.2012
Seiten:
295
Autor:
Mirjam De Bruijn
Gewicht:
489 g
Format:
224x149x25 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The rapid increase in adoption of modern 'connective' technologies like the mobile phone has reshaped the social landscape of Africa. This book examines the myriad possibilities that the post-global moment offers African societies to develop and to relate, offering profound new insights into the processes of globalization.
Interdisciplinary perspectives on the impact of connecting technologies on Africa, from the colonial period to the present
Connectivity and the Post-Global Moment: (Dis-)Connections and Social Change in Africa; Mi.de Bruijn & R.van Dijk Flows and Forces: Once Contained, Now Detained?: On Connections Past and Present in Rwanda; D.de Lame Research Practice in Connections: Travels and Methods; M.de Bruijn & I.Brinkman Patriarchy Turned Upside Down: The Flight of the Royal Women of Kom, Cameroon from 1920 to the 1960s; W.G.Nkwi Beyond the Last Frontier: Major Trollope and the Eastern Caprivi Zipfel; J-B.Gewald The 'Victorian Internet' Reaches Halfway to Cairo: Cape Tanganyika Telegraphs, 1875-1926; N.Parsons Marriages and Mobility in Akan Societies: Disconnections and Connections over Time and Space; A.Bochow A Ritual Connection: Urban Youth Marrying in the Village in Botswana; R.van Dijk Connecting Communities and Business: Public-Private Partnerships as the Panacea for Land Reform in Limpopo Province, South Africa; M.Spierenburg, B.Cousins, A.Bos & L.Ntsholo Connectivities Compared: Transnational Islamic NGOs in Chad and Senegal; M.Kaag Love Therapy: A Brazilian Pentecostal (Dis)Conne0.ction in Maputo; L.van de Kamp Ajala Travel: Mobility and Connections as Forms of Social Capital in Nigerian Society; O.Obono & K.Obono Connecting 'Ourselves': A Dogon Ethnic Association and the Impact of Connectivity; W.E.A.van Beek Intimate Strangers: Connecting Fiction and Ethnography; F.B.Nyamnjoh

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