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Invisible Users : Youth in the Internet Cafés of Urban Ghana / Jenna Burrell.

By: Burrell, Jenna, 1978- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Acting with technologyPublication details: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012. Description: 1 online resource (xi, 236 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780262301459; 0262301458; 1280498870; 9781280498879; 9786613594105; 6613594105Subject(s): Internet and teenagers -- Ghana | Cybercafes -- Ghana | Technology and youth -- Ghana | Online social networks -- Ghana | COMPUTERS -- Networking -- Intranets & Extranets | COMPUTERS -- Web -- General | COMPUTERS -- Social Aspects -- General | Cybercafes | Internet and teenagers | Online social networks | Technology and youth | Ghana | SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY/GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Invisible users.DDC classification: 004.67/8083509667 LOC classification: HQ799.2.I5 | B87 2012ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. Youth and the indeterminate space of the Internet cafe -- 3. Ghanaians online and the innovation of 419 scams -- 5. Rumor and the morality of the Internet -- 5. Practical metaphysics and the efficacy of the Internet -- 6. Linking the Internet to development at the world summit -- 7. The import of secondhand computers and the dilemma of electronic waste -- 8. Becoming visible.
Summary: This title provides an account of how young people in Ghana's capital city adopt and adapt digital technology in the margins of the global economy. The book captures the flexibility of technology by users in the margins but also highlights how their invisibility puts limits on their full inclusion into a global network society.
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This title provides an account of how young people in Ghana's capital city adopt and adapt digital technology in the margins of the global economy. The book captures the flexibility of technology by users in the margins but also highlights how their invisibility puts limits on their full inclusion into a global network society.

1. Introduction -- 2. Youth and the indeterminate space of the Internet cafe -- 3. Ghanaians online and the innovation of 419 scams -- 5. Rumor and the morality of the Internet -- 5. Practical metaphysics and the efficacy of the Internet -- 6. Linking the Internet to development at the world summit -- 7. The import of secondhand computers and the dilemma of electronic waste -- 8. Becoming visible.

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