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Introduction: A Social Science Perspective on Media Practices in Africa: Social Mechanisms, Dynamics and Processes
Jo Helle-Valle and Ardis Storm-Mathisen

Part I: Economy

Chapter 1. Digital Development Imaginaries, Informal Business Practices and the Platformisation of Digital Technology in Zambia
Wendy Willems

Chapter 2. Botswana’s Digital Revolution: What’s in it?
Ardis Storm-Mathisen and Jo Helle-Valle

Part II: Gender and Social Relations

Chapter 3. Bolingo ya face: Digital Marriages, Playfulness and the Search for Change in Kinshasa
Katrien Pype

Chapter 4. Texting Like A State: Knowledge and Change in a National mHealth Programme
Nanna Schneidermann

Chapter 5. New Ways of Making Ends Meet? On Batswana Women, Their Uses of the Mobile Phone and Connections through Education
Ardis Storm-Mathisen

Part III: Localities and New Media

Chapter 6. The Public Inside Out: Facebook, Community and Banal Activism in a Cape Town Suburb
Nanna Schneidermann

Chapter 7. From No Media to All Media: Domesticating New Media in a Kalahari Village
Jo Helle-Valle

Afterword: The Electronic Media in Africa, with an Addendum from Mauritius
Thomas Hylland Eriksen


Media Practices and Changing African Socialities

Non-media-centric Perspectives

Edited by Jo Helle-Valle and Ardis Storm-Mathisen
Afterword by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

250 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-661-6 Hb Published (March 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78920-662-3 eBook