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Author Burrell, Jenna, 1978-

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

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 236 pages) : illustrations.
Series Acting with technology
Acting with technology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Internet and teenagers -- Ghana.
Cybercafes -- Ghana.
Technology and youth -- Ghana.
Online social networks -- Ghana.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Burrell, Jenna, 1978- Invisible users. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012 9780262017367 (DLC) 2011039761 (OCoLC)756044700
ISBN 9780262301459 (electronic bk.)
0262301458 (electronic bk.)