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Title:Social lives of mobile telephony
Editors:Zegeye, AbebeISNI
Muponde, RobertISNI
Periodical:African Identities (ISSN 1472-5851)
Geographic terms:Africa
Burkina Faso
South Africa
Subjects:mobile telephone
language change
Zulu language
Ndebele language (Zimbabwe)
interpersonal relations
action groups
Abstract:This special issue examines the multidisciplinary ways in which a conception of the mobile phone as having more lives leads to a discourse of use and value beyond the standard discourses of 'the digital divide', use and abuse, handsets and networks. Contributions: The social lives of mobile telephony in Africa: towards a research agenda (Abebe Zegeye and Robert Muponde); 'Seyiyakhuluma': isiZulu as a new language for political and corporate mass communication through mobile telephony (Innocentia J. Mhlambi); Embracing the mobile phone technology: its social and linguistic impact with special reference to Zimbabwean Ndebele (Dion Nkomo and Langa Khumalo); Pliz cal me: a fictional essay on cellffairs in cellfares (Robert Muponde); Making love possible: cell phones and intimate relationships (Grace Khunou); Mobile phones and the transformation of society: talking about criminality and the ambivalent perception of new ICT in Burkina Faso (Hans Peter Hahn); Exploring mobile phone practices in social movements in South Africa: the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign (Sarah Chiumbu). [ASC Leiden abstract]