Information Communications Technologies and Regional Integration: Africa and South America

This paper examines the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and regional integration as a pathway to socio-economic development in Africa and South America. Both regions face a colonial legacy often characterized by stronger external economic and political ties to the developed world than between the countries in the […]

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Cultural Imperialism & Pedagogical Possibilities Emerging from Youth Encounters w/ Internet in Africa

Abstract Many academic and popular writers have warned that the internet could be another form of cultural imperialism used by corporate-led western powers to force feed western values and worldviews to the rest of the world, similar to how Western education was imposed on Africa after colonisation. These ongoing arguments […]

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Problematizing Indigenous Aesthetics

In 1966, Sol Worth (professor of Communication from the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania) and John Adair (professor of Anthropology at San Francisco State University) set out to find “what kind of visual and temporal style and aesthetics might [the] Navajo use if they were trained […]

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Colonization and cultural reclamation as seen through the lens of Octavia E. Butler’s Dawn

A reflection on colonization and cultural reclamation as seen through the lens of Octavia E. Butler’s Dawn Imagine a fixed moment in time, suspended, frozen. It is the moment when a tadpole becomes a frog; that point of transformation at which the doors to the past are locked. The object […]

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ICT4D: Seeking the spaces inbetween

Introduction There is a story from the Turkish tradition about Nasruddin Hodja who at the time was serving as the kadi of Aksehir. Two men came to visit seeking resolution in a dispute. After listening to the plaintiff, Hodja said, “You are right!” He then listened to the defendant. After […]

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