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The Resource Mobile phones : the new talking drums of everyday Africa, Mirjam de Bruijn, Francis Nyamnjoh and Inge Brinkman, editors

Mobile phones : the new talking drums of everyday Africa, Mirjam de Bruijn, Francis Nyamnjoh and Inge Brinkman, editors

Label
Mobile phones : the new talking drums of everyday Africa
Title
Mobile phones
Title remainder
the new talking drums of everyday Africa
Statement of responsibility
Mirjam de Bruijn, Francis Nyamnjoh and Inge Brinkman, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'We cannot imagine life now without a mobile phone' is a frequent comment when Africans are asked about mobile phones. They have become part and parcel of the communication landscape in many urban and rural areas of Africa and the growth of mobile telephony is amazing: from 1 in 50 people being users in 2000 to 1 in 3 in 2008. Such growth is impressive but it does not even begin to tell us about the many ways in which mobile phones are being appropriated by Africans and how they are transforming or are being transformed by society in Africa. This volume ventures into such appropriation and mutual shaping. Rich in theoretical innovation and empirical substantiation, it brings together reflections on developments around the mobile phone by scholars of six African countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Sudan and Tanzania) who explore the economic, social and cultural contexts in which the mobile phone is being adopted, adapted and harnessed by mobile Africa
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
384.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HE9715.A35
  • TK6570.M6
LC item number
  • M63 2009eb
  • M63 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bruijn, Mirjam de
  • Nyamnjoh, Francis B.
  • Brinkman, Inge
Series statement
Langaa & African Studies Centre
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cell phones
  • Telecommunication
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Cell phones
  • Telecommunication
  • Africa
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Label
Mobile phones : the new talking drums of everyday Africa, Mirjam de Bruijn, Francis Nyamnjoh and Inge Brinkman, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An excerpt from Married but available, a novel / Francis B. Nyamnjoh -- Mobile communications and new social spaces in Africa / Mirjam de Bruijn, Francis B. Nyamnjoh, Inge Brinkman -- Phoning anthropologists : the mobile phone's (re- )shaping of anthropological research / Lotte Pelckmans -- From the elitist to the commonality of voice communication : the history of the telephone in Buea, Cameroon / Walter Gam Nkwi -- The mobile phone, 'modernity' and change in Khartoum, Sudan / Inge Brinkman, Mirjam de Bruijn, Hisham Bilal -- Trading places in Tanzania : mobile and marginalisation at a time of travel-saving technologies / Thomas Molony -- Téléphonie mobile : l'appropriation du SMS par une "société de l'oralité" / Ludovic Kibora -- The healer and his phone : medicinal dynamics among the Kapsiki Higi of North Cameroon / Wouter van Beek -- The mobility of a mobile phone : examining 'Swahiliness' through an object's biography / Julia Pfaff -- Could connectivity replace mobility? : an analysis of Internet café use patterns in Accra, Ghana
Control code
646835796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 173 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956579143
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvk47wtr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646835796
Label
Mobile phones : the new talking drums of everyday Africa, Mirjam de Bruijn, Francis Nyamnjoh and Inge Brinkman, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An excerpt from Married but available, a novel / Francis B. Nyamnjoh -- Mobile communications and new social spaces in Africa / Mirjam de Bruijn, Francis B. Nyamnjoh, Inge Brinkman -- Phoning anthropologists : the mobile phone's (re- )shaping of anthropological research / Lotte Pelckmans -- From the elitist to the commonality of voice communication : the history of the telephone in Buea, Cameroon / Walter Gam Nkwi -- The mobile phone, 'modernity' and change in Khartoum, Sudan / Inge Brinkman, Mirjam de Bruijn, Hisham Bilal -- Trading places in Tanzania : mobile and marginalisation at a time of travel-saving technologies / Thomas Molony -- Téléphonie mobile : l'appropriation du SMS par une "société de l'oralité" / Ludovic Kibora -- The healer and his phone : medicinal dynamics among the Kapsiki Higi of North Cameroon / Wouter van Beek -- The mobility of a mobile phone : examining 'Swahiliness' through an object's biography / Julia Pfaff -- Could connectivity replace mobility? : an analysis of Internet café use patterns in Accra, Ghana
Control code
646835796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 173 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789956579143
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvk47wtr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646835796

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