Terminal Signs: Computers and Social Change in Africa

Terminal Signs: Computers and Social Change in Africa

von Bennetta Jules-Rosette
Hardcover - 9783110122213
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Beschreibung

Frontmatter -- Part I: Computers in an Alien Environment -- Introduction -- Chapter One: The Symbolic and the Social: Computer Use in Two African Settings -- Chapter Two: Computer-Related Successes and Excuses: The Discourse of Confrontation -- Chapter Three: New Technicians of the Sacred: Technology, Belief Systems, and Social Control -- Part II: New Technologies, Work Organization, and the Administrative Revolution -- Chapter Four: The Last Train of the Twentieth Century: The Computer Revolution in Ivory Coast -- Chapter Five: Display, Domination, and Mastery: Computers in the Kenyan Setting -- Chapter Six: Socializing Workers into the New Mechanical Solidarity -- Part III: Simulating Postmodernity -- Chapter Seven: Indigenizing the Computer: Social and Interpretive Practices Surrounding New Technologies -- Chapter Eight: The Computer Contract: A Sociosemiotic Analysis of Computer Adoption -- Chapter Nine: Terminal Signs -- Notes -- Glossary -- References -- Index

Details

Verlag De Gruyter Mouton
Ersterscheinung Juni 1990
Maße 230 mm x 155 mm x 36 mm
Gewicht 880 Gramm
Format Hardcover
ISBN-13 9783110122213
Auflage Reprint 2010
Seiten 440

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