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Book review: invisible users: youth in the internet cafés of urban Ghana

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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Abstract

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)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
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
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 13:16
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/50606/

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