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Grandparents, grandchildren and mobile phones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Pype, Katrien (2015) Grandparents, grandchildren and mobile phones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Parenting for a Digital Future (02 Sep 2015). Website.

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Abstract

What kinds of access do elderly people in Kinshasa (DRC) have to new media, and in particular, to mobile phones? Surprisingly, instead of children providing their elderly parents with such devices, it is grandchildren who facilitate access, but sometimes in troubling ways, finds Katrien Pype. She is an anthropologist at the Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa at KU Leuven University and a Fellow at the Department of African Studies & Anthropology at the University of Birmingham. Katrien is interested in how people make sense of communication technologies in their daily lives and how it impacts urban lifeworlds.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/parenting4digitalfuture/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Collections > Parenting for a Digital Future
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 09:36
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2020 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76312

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