Gendered Power and Mobile Technology: Intersections in the Global South

1st Edition

Caroline Wamala Larsson, Laura Stark

June 13, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9781138039391 - CAT# Y329032
Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality


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Mobile phones are widely viewed as the information and communication technology that holds the most promise for bridging global digital divides.

Gendered Power and Mobile Technology uses empirical research to focus on changing intersections between technology, gender and other categories of social and cultural power difference (such as age, race, class and ethnicity) in the use of mobile communication technologies. Asking how these intersections can inform development discourse, practice and research, this volume seeks to rectify the lack of attention to the global South, calling for more sensitivity to the contexts and consequences of mobile phone use. Indeed, drawing on case studies from Ecuador, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Tanzania and Uganda, this book engages with the intersectionality paradigm to tease out the complexities of using mobile technologies for development purposes.

Gendered Power and Mobile Technology will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as media studies, development studies, gender and technology, feminist technoscience, anthropology and sociology.

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