The Social Life of Connectivity in Africa

  • Mirjam de Bruijn
  • Rijk van Dijk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mirjam de Bruijn, Inge Brinkman
    Pages 45-63
  3. Francis B. Nyamnjoh
    Pages 265-287
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 289-295

About this book


The rapid increase in adoption of modern 'connective' technologies like the mobile phone has reshaped the social landscape of Africa. This book examines the myriad possibilities that the post-global moment offers African societies to develop and to relate, offering profound new insights into the processes of globalization.


Africa capital globalization Internet mobility Nation Ritual social capital social change society Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Mirjam de Bruijn
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rijk van Dijk
    • 1
  1. 1.African Studies Center in LeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Leiden UniversityThe Netherlands

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