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Mobile Secrets: Youth, Intimacy, and the Politics of Pretense in Mozambique

Julie Soleil Archambault

Abstract

Now part and parcel of everyday life almost everywhere, mobile phones have radically transformed how we acquire and exchange information. Many anticipated that in Africa, where most have gone from no phone to mobile phone, improved access to telecommunication would enhance everything from entrepreneurialism, to democratization, to service delivery, and usher in socio-economic development. Mobile Secrets offers a rethinking of how we understand uncertainty, truth, and ignorance by revealing how better access to information may in fact be anything but desirable. By engaging with youth in a Mozam ... More

Keywords: mobile phones, open-endedness, ignorance, intimacy, Mozambique, regimes of truth, youth, uncertainty, gender, information, visão

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226447438
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226447605.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie Soleil Archambault, author
Concordia University