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Jim Murphy and Padraig Carmody, Africa's ICT revolution: technical regimes and production networks in South Africa and Tanzania.

Mann, Laura (2017) Jim Murphy and Padraig Carmody, Africa's ICT revolution: technical regimes and production networks in South Africa and Tanzania. Africa: the Journal of the International African Institute, 87 (2). pp. 435-437. ISSN 0001-9720

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0001972016001145

Abstract

The concept of disintermediation posits that information and communications technology (ICTs) weaken intermediaries and flatten global markets. In global debates about this idea, a handful of studies, notably Jensen's 2007 work on South Indian fishermen and Aker's 2010 work on Niger farmers, are repeatedly cited to argue for a broad applicability. However, by tracking the impacts of ICTs on small-scale producers in the tourism and wood product industries of South Africa and Tanzania, Jim Murphy and Padraig Carmody paint a much more nuanced picture of ICT-enabled economic change in contemporary Africa.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/africa
Additional Information: © 2017 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Departments > International Development
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 08:30
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2020 00:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85056

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