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African histories of the Internet

African histories of the Internet This article explores the notion of Internet histories and associated digital cultures from an African point of view. It argues that histories of the Internet in Africa would need to be heterogeneous, multi-level and flexible, especially given the various platforms and applications through which the Internet is accessed and used on the continent. The article provides an overview of the major areas of research into the Internet in the Global South and Africa in particular, and makes suggestions for how these areas could inform a historiography of the Internet in Africa. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Internet Histories Taylor & Francis

African histories of the Internet

Internet Histories , Volume 1 (1-2): 9 – Jan 2, 2017

African histories of the Internet

Internet Histories , Volume 1 (1-2): 9 – Jan 2, 2017

Abstract

This article explores the notion of Internet histories and associated digital cultures from an African point of view. It argues that histories of the Internet in Africa would need to be heterogeneous, multi-level and flexible, especially given the various platforms and applications through which the Internet is accessed and used on the continent. The article provides an overview of the major areas of research into the Internet in the Global South and Africa in particular, and makes suggestions for how these areas could inform a historiography of the Internet in Africa.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
2470-1483
eISSN
2470-1475
DOI
10.1080/24701475.2017.1308198
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Abstract

This article explores the notion of Internet histories and associated digital cultures from an African point of view. It argues that histories of the Internet in Africa would need to be heterogeneous, multi-level and flexible, especially given the various platforms and applications through which the Internet is accessed and used on the continent. The article provides an overview of the major areas of research into the Internet in the Global South and Africa in particular, and makes suggestions for how these areas could inform a historiography of the Internet in Africa.

Journal

Internet HistoriesTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 2, 2017

Keywords: Africa; appropriation; digital divide; heterogeneity; history; ICTs; mobile phones

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