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New Technologies in Developing Societies: From Theory to Practice
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Levi Obijiofor
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New Technologies in Developing Societies: From Theory to Practice

Levi Obijiofor


Palgrave Macmillan

Development studies;
Society & Social Sciences;
Impact of science & technology on society


307 pages

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New technologies may have transformed human societies, but not much has been written on how they are impacting people in Africa and other developing regions, in terms of how they use technology to enhance their socioeconomic conditions in everyday life. This book critically examines these issues from theoretical, practical and policy perspectives.

By:   Levi Obijiofor
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   4.876kg
ISBN:   9781137389329
ISBN 10:   113738932X
Series:   Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change
Pages:   307
Publication Date:   May 2015
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

1. Introduction 2. New Technologies And Socioeconomic Development Of Africa 3. Public Service Broadcasting For Economic Growth And Language Development 4. Indigenous Knowledge And Intellectual Property Rights In A New Age 5. The African Public Sphere In The Electronic Era 6. Changing Technologies And Changing Role Of Citizens 7. Tradition Versus Modernity In HIV/AIDS Prevention 8. Ethnographic Research In 'Offline' And Online Worlds 9. Mobile Phones Transforming Public Communication In Africa

Levi Obijiofor (PhD) is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. His research focuses on the impact of technologies on journalistic practices, foreign news reporting across cultures, journalism education, and the impact of technologies on developing countries. He teaches journalism and communication courses.

The book clearly communicates multiple theoretical positions in the field, and summarises well several pertinent empirical studies. In particular, the predominant focus on contemporary African media dynamics provides a useful and welcome contribution to a field too often dominated by exclusively Western priorities. (Thomas Owen, Communication Research and Practice, Vol. 2 (1), 2016)

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