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Carmody, Pádraig

Africa's Information Revolution: Technical Regimes and Production Networks in South Africa and Tanzania

Carmody, Pádraig - Africa's Information Revolution: Technical Regimes and Production Networks in South Africa and Tanzania, ebook

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Africa’s Information Revolution presents anin-depth examination of the development and economic geographiesaccompanying the rapid diffusion of new ICTs in Sub-SaharanAfrica.

  • Represents the first book-length comparative case study ICTdiffusion in Africa of its kind
  • Confronts current information and communication technologiesfor development (ICT4D) discourse by providing a counter to largelyoptimistic mainstream perspectives on Africa’s prospects form- and e-development
  • Features comparative research based on more than 200 interviewswith firms from a manufacturing and service industry in Tanzaniaand South Africa
  • Raises key insights regarding the structural challenges facingAfrica even in the context of the continent’s recent economicgrowth spurt
  • Combines perspectives from economic and development geographyand science and technology studies to demonstrate the power ofintegrated conceptual-theoretical frameworks
  • Include maps, photos, diagrams and tables to highlight theconcepts, field research settings, and key findings

Keywords: Geography of Development,


ICT
, ICT integration, Africa development, Africa Rising, Africa economy, Africa information revolution, ICT4D, economic geography, development geography, STS, information geographies, technological change, african studies,

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
RGS-IBG Book Series
Page amount
280 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118751305
Printed ISBN
9781118751336

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