Jones, Gareth A. (2012) Book review: invisible users: youth in the internet cafés of urban Ghana. LSE Review of Books (19 Nov 2012) Blog Entry.
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The urban youth frequenting the internet cafes of Ghana use the internet largely as a way to orchestrate encounters across distance and to amass foreign ties; activities once limited to the wealthy, university-educated classes. The internet has become for these youths a means of enacting a more cosmopolitan self. In Invisible Users, Jenna Burrell offers a richly observed account of how these internet enthusiasts have adopted, and adapted to their own priorities, a technological system that was not designed with them in mind. Gareth A. Jones finds that the book provides a chance for us to think about lives being constructed in bytes and bits.
|Item Type:||Website (Blog Entry)|
|Additional Information:||© 2012 The Author|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||T Technology > T Technology (General)|
|Sets:||Departments > Geography and Environment
Collections > LSE Review of Books
|Date Deposited:||05 Jun 2013 13:16|
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