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Title:New Information and Communication Technology Use by Muslim Mourides in Senegal
Author:Guye, Cheikh
Year:2003
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy
Volume:30
Issue:98
Period:December
Pages:609-625
Language:English
Geographic term:Senegal
Subjects:Muslim brotherhoods
telecommunications
information technology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
Development and Technology
media
Mourides
External links:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/06
http://www.roape.org/098/06.html
Abstract:Touba, Senegal's second-largest city, and a major religious centre, is an interesting site for observing the intersecting forces of increasing urbanization and the use of New Information & Communication Technologies (NICTs). Touba's development is the result of an initiative undertaken at the beginning of the 20th century by the Mouride Muslim sect. More than a third of all Senegalese are Mourides, who constitute a powerful socioreligious group known for its agricultural and commercial activities, its deep-rooted traditions and its adaptability and innovativeness. The author hypothesizes that NICTs constitute new territory to be conquered by Mourides. In this context, he discusses the development of radio, television, and, particularly, telephone in Senegal. He also pays attention to the role of the Hizbut Tarqiyya 'dahira' (association) in the development of computer technology and the Internet in Senegal. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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