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Globalization and Cyberculture

An Afrocentric Perspective

Authors: Langmia, Kehbuma

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  • The first book to thoroughly engage with the broad impacts of Western cyberculture and its neo-colonial impacts on Africa
  • Connects traditional forms of communication in Africa with the contemporary digitization of communication alongside other colonial, postcolonial, and neo-colonial movements
  • Addresses a wide variety of experiences and spaces that have been reformed by cyberculture and digital communication
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About this book

This book argues for hybridity of Western and African cultures within cybercultural and subcultural forms of communication. Kehbuma Langmia argues that when both Western and African cultures merge together through new forms of digital communication, marginalized populations  in Africa are able to embrace communication, which could help in the socio-cultural and political development of the continent. On the other hand, the book also engages Richard McPhail’s Electronic Colonization Theory in order to demonstrate how developing areas such as Africa experience a new form of imperialistic subjugation because of electronic and digital communication. Globalization and Cyberculture illustrates how new forms of communication inculcate age-old traditional forms of communications into Africa’s cyberculture while complicating notions of identity, dependency, and the digital divide gap.

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Kehbuma Langmia is Fulbright Scholar/Professor and Chair of the Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communication in the School of Communications at Howard University, USA. He publishes in the areas of intercultural communication, social media, and information communication technology.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47584-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization and Cyberculture
Book Subtitle
An Afrocentric Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47584-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47584-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47583-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83774-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 136
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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