Africa's Information Revolution: Technical Regimes and Production Networks in South Africa and Tanzania (RGS-IBG Book Series) Paperback

James T. Murphy, Pádraig Carmody

  • 出版商: Wiley
  • 出版日期: 2015-04-20
  • 售價: $1,340
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,273
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 280
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1118751337
  • ISBN-13: 9781118751336

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商品描述

Africa’s Information Revolution presents an in-depth examination of the development and economic geographies accompanying the rapid diffusion of new ICTs in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Represents the first book-length comparative case study ICT diffusion in Africa of its kind
  • Confronts current information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) discourse by providing a counter to largely optimistic mainstream perspectives on Africa’s prospects for m- and e-development
  • Features comparative research based on more than 200 interviews with firms from a manufacturing and service industry in Tanzania and South Africa
  • Raises key insights regarding the structural challenges facing Africa even in the context of the continent’s recent economic growth spurt
  • Combines perspectives from economic and development geography and science and technology studies to demonstrate the power of integrated conceptual-theoretical frameworks
  • Include maps, photos, diagrams and tables to highlight the concepts, field research settings, and key findings