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The Social Life of Connectivity in Africa

The studies outlined in this volume explore how connectedness continues to change Africa and how Africa continues to shape the social life of connections.

Author
Mirjam de Bruijn and Rijk van Dijk
Date
26 April 2013
Links
Palgrave Macmillan publishers

In an age of new technologies of connections, understanding social transformations in Africa through connections has become pivotal. Africa has now arrived at a juncture, referred to as a 'post-global' moment, where connections have turned the global to a normalcy in Africa and elsewhere. Yet a model to understand social transformations from the perspective of the social life of connections is still lacking. Noting that the nature of the connection is often overlooked in social theory, the studies outlined in this volume explore how connectedness continues to change Africa and how Africa continues to shape the social life of connections.

 

ISBN 9781137278012 | 312 p. | £61.00 | Palgrave Macmillan

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