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Invisible users : youth in the Internet cafes of urban Ghana

Author: Jenna Burrell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012.
Series: Acting with technology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of how young people in Ghana's capital city adopt and adapt digital technology in the margins of the global economy.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jenna Burrell
ISBN: 9780262017367 0262017369
OCLC Number: 756044700
Description: xi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Youth and the indeterminate space of the internet café --
Ghanaians online and the innovation of 419 scams --
Rumor and the morality of the internet --
Practical metaphysics and the efficacy of the internet --
Linking the internet to development at a world summit --
The import of secondhand computers and the dilemma of electronic waste --
Becoming visible.
Series Title: Acting with technology.
Responsibility: Jenna Burrell.

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This book is a fine, Africa-based contribution to theory in technology studies as well as an empirical achievement that should be of strong interest to the cultural studies community in general. Read more...

 
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