Side@Ways : mobile margins and the dynamics of communication in Africa

TitleSide@Ways : mobile margins and the dynamics of communication in Africa
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
Series EditorM.E. de Bruijn, and I. Brinkman
Date Published2013///
PublisherAfrican Studies Centre & Langaa Publishers
Place PublishedLeiden [etc.]
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAfrica, Cameroon, Chad, communication, Mali, migrants, mobile telephone, mobility, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan

This edited volume focuses on mobile phone use in specific African communities, namely those that have a long history of mobility and are regarded as marginal in the national economic, social and/or political context. It was in such regions that the most intensive dynamics were expected to be seen following the introduction of the mobile phone. Contributions: Introduction: mobile margins and the dynamics of communication (Mirjam de Bruijn, Inge Brinkman and Francis Nyamnjoh); Mobilité et moyens de communication au Guéra (Chad) (Djimet Seli); La connexion des marges: marginalité politique et technologie de désenclavement en Basse Casamance (Sud du Sénégal) (Fatima Diallo); 'Angola my country, Cape Town my home': a young migrant's journey of social becoming and belonging (Imke Gooskens); Transnational migration and marginality: Nigerian migrants in anglophone Cameroon (Tangie Nsoh Fonchingong); Les femmes hadjaraye du Guéra à l'école de l'alphabétisation (Khalil Alio); From foot messengers to cell phones: communication in Kom, Cameroon, c. 1916-1998 (Walter Gam Nkwi); Grandeur ou misères des cabines téléphoniques privées et publiques au Mali (Naffet Keïta); Information & communication technology and its impact on transnational migration: the case of Senegalese boat migrants (Henrietta Nyamnjoh); Identities of place: mobile naming practices and social landscapes in Sudan (Siri Lamoureux). [ASC Leiden abstract]

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