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Title Mobile participation : access, interaction and practices / edited by Caroline Wamala-Larsson, Christelle Scharff, Johan Hellström.
Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.

Subject Information society.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Mobile communication systems.
Alt Name Wamala-Larsson, Caroline,
Scharff, Christelle,
Hellström, Johan,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Participatory approaches to development through mobile technologies : a review of the M4D Biennial Conference proceedings / Caroline Wamala-Larsson and Jakob Svensson -- Low literacy, social inclusion and the use of mobile phones / Moustafa Zouinar and Mame Awa Ndiaye -- Casting the net wider : mobile telephone mediation and participation in HIV/AIDS initiatives in Ghana / Perpetual Crentsil -- The politics of mobile media inclusion in Argentina / Sarah Wagner -- Mobile phones in water service delivery : turning beneficiaries to participants? / Johan Hellström and Maria Jacobson -- Privacy and M4D initiatives / Anna Crowe.
Summary Annotation This volume brings together papers from academics and practitioners on specific issues related to mobile participation in the context of development, originally presented at the fourth conference on Mobile Communications for Development (M4D 2014). M4D research focuses on understanding the use of mobile technologies and services, and how they directly or indirectly address socio-economic challenges. In development, participation suggests that stakeholders can partake in the processes that will benefit them, and this concept has been much-studied by scholars who sought to understand its meaning and contribution to development. Mobile participation, on the other hand, has not received as much scholarly attention. The core question the book addresses is: In what ways do mobile technologies enable, enhance, and perhaps even effect, civic participation in everyday life? The contributions to this collection provide empirical evidence and further analyses of the opportunities and limitations of what this book refers to as mobile participation in development in areas ranging from literacy, health, media production and digital inclusion to governance (water management), as well as privacy. They show that simpler devices such as basic phones offer higher degrees of participation, depending on the existing infrastructure and the social frameworks within which the technologies are employed.
ISBN 144388569X (electronic bk.)
9781443885690 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 927160080
Additional Format Erscheint auch als: Druck-Ausgabe Mobile participation . Access, interaction and practices.

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