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Title:Bridging mobilities: ICTs appropriation by Cameroonians in South Africa and the Netherlands
Author:Nyamnjoh, Henrietta MamboISNI
Geographic terms:Cameroon
South Africa
information technology
ethnic identity
social networks
dissertations (form)
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/22525
Abstract:With a focus on Cameroonian migrants from Pinyin and Mankon who are currently living in Cape Town, South Africa, and in the Netherlands, this volume examines the workings of the social fabric of mobile communities. It sheds light on how these communities are crafting lives for themselves in the host country while simultaneously linking up with the home country thanks to advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and road and air transport. ICTs and mobilities have complemented social relational interaction and provide migrants today with opportunities to partake in cultural practices that express their Pinyin-ness and Mankon-ness. Pinyin and Mankon migrants are still as rooted in the past as they are in the present. They were born into a community with its own sense of home, moral ethos and cultural pride but live in a context of accelerated ICTs and mobility that is fast changing the way they live their lives. [Book abstract, edited]