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Rethinking gender and technology within intersections in the global South (2019)

Wamala-Larson, C., & Stark, L. (2019). Rethinking gender and technology within intersections in the global South. In C. Wamala Larsson, & L. Stark (Eds.), Gendered Power and Mobile Technology : Intersections in the Global South (pp. 1-22). Routledge. Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315175904-1

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editorsWamala-Larson, Caroline; Stark, Laura

Parent publicationGendered Power and Mobile Technology : Intersections in the Global South

Parent publication editorsWamala Larsson, Caroline; Stark, Laura



Journal or seriesRoutledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

Publication year2019

Pages range1-22

Number of pages in the book202


Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66325


This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book examines mobile technology use in the Global South through the lens of intersectional understandings of power. It explores the integration of mobile phones in the lives of women from Gishu County in Kenya, and the meanings and symbolism attributed to this technology. The book deals with the material-feminist concept of social reproduction to understand the deepening precarity of the urban poor in Tanzania and their gendered responses to it. It explains the concept of young men’s financial inclusion linked to the proliferation of mobile money in Uganda. The book discusses the marginality of elderly women and their mobile phone relationships, and addresses the marginality of young rural women and how mobile phones open up spaces for negotiating agency. It focuses on the marginality of HIV-positive women in Ghana and their reliance on mobile communication for counselling and other health information.

Keywordsgender researchgenderwireless technologycell phonesuse

Free keywordsgender studies; mobile technology; computer science; mobile phones; communication technology; anthropology; feminist technoscience

Contributing organizations

Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2019

JUFO rating3

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