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Digital democracy, analogue politics : how the Internet era is transforming politics in Kenya

Author: Nanjala Nyabola
Publisher: London : Zed Books, [2018] ©2018.
Series: African arguments; African arguments.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kenya is the most digitally advanced country in sub-Saharan Africa, where Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, and other online platforms are part of everyday life. And, as in Western nations, the digital age has had dramatic effects on society and politics. Yet, while we hear about the #MeToo movement and the Russian bot scandal, there is little appreciation for the feminist movement #MyDressMyChoice and the subversion of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nanjala Nyabola
ISBN: 9781786994301 1786994305 9781786994318 1786994313
OCLC Number: 1063783996
Description: xxiv, 273 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I: Analogue politics --
1. 2007: the violent origins of Kenya's digital decade --
2. Avatars in the square : theorising the Kenyan public sphere --
3. Collision course : where analogue meets digital --
4. Rattling the snake without getting bitten: new media usurping traditional media in Kenya --
Part II: Digital democracy? --
5. An African country in the digital age : the making and uses of #KOT --
6. Redefining community : the politics of public performances of empathy --
7. Women at work : Kenyan feminist organising on social media --
8. Politics, predators and profit : ethnicity, hate speech and digital colonialism --
Part III. History not learned from --
9. 2017 : the most expensive election in the world --
10. Conclusion.
Series Title: African arguments; African arguments.
Responsibility: Nanjala Nyabola.

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A fascinating account of how the digital age has impacted Kenyan politics, and the consequences for understanding the role of social media in democracies across Africa, and beyond.  Read more...

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