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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

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Wamala-Larson, Caroline; Stark, Laura

Parent publication: Gendered Power and Mobile Technology : Intersections in the Global South

Parent publication editors: Wamala Larsson, Caroline; Stark, Laura

ISBN: 978-1-138-03939-1

eISBN: 978-1-315-17590-4

Journal or series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

Publication year: 2019

Pages range: 1-22

Number of pages in the book: 202

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: Abingdon, Oxon

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315175904-1

Publication open access: Not open

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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.

Keywords: gender research; gender; wireless technology; cell phones; use

Free keywords: gender studies; mobile technology; computer science; mobile phones; communication technology; anthropology; feminist technoscience

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 3

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