• Economics, Geography
  • Published 2012

Research Article The Informationalization of Poverty in Africa? Mobile Phones and Economic Structure

@inproceedings{Carmody2012ResearchAT,
  title={Research Article The Informationalization of Poverty in Africa? Mobile Phones and Economic Structure},
  author={P{\'a}draig Carmody},
  year={2012}
}
Many claims are made about the transformational developmental impacts of new ICTs, particularly mobile phones, on Africa. However, such claims neglect other structural dynamics and the contradictory impacts of mobile phones, which can reduce, but also sometimes increase, poverty. This paper re-examines the role of mobile phones in African development and poverty, drawing on the concept of articulation. While mobile phones are meant to help “oatten” the world and allow for economic development… CONTINUE READING

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