Category Archives: publications

EthnoZine January Edition

I produced this months EthnoZine for our Ethnography Matters group blog. It covers a satisfyingly eclectic range of topics including: the ethnography of robots, some thoughts on whether corporate ethnography sucks, and ideas about how to get a grasp on … Continue reading

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‘Sakawa’ and Western Media Representations of Ghana

My comments on the recent media coverage on CNN of ‘sakawa’ (Internet scamming) in Ghana at the excellent blog – Africa is a Country. Also, while we’re at it, I thought Timothy Burke’s comments on his blog on how the … Continue reading

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Out in STHV this month

My article titled “User Agency in the Middle Range: Rumors and the Reinvention of the Internet in Accra, Ghana” is in this months Science, Technology & Human Values, 36(2): 139-159. Abstract: This article is an analysis of rumors about Internet … Continue reading

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article with Kentaro on the interdisciplinary space of ICTD

This months issue of the journal Information Technology and International Development contains an article I coauthored with Kentaro Toyama of Microsoft Research India. It is titled, ‘What Constitutes Good ICTD Research?.’ Find it here.

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Shared Access and Equality – forthcoming in JCMC

My article titled “Evaluating Shared Access: social equality and the circulation of mobile phones in rural Uganda” is now officially forthcoming in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. Abstract: This article examines forms of shared access to technology where some privileges … Continue reading

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Fieldsite as a Network…in Vietnamese

My article titled “The Field Site as a Network: a strategy for locating ethnographic research” is being translated into Vietnamese by the Journal Donation Project which is based at The New School in NYC. This is the first time I’ve … Continue reading

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What Constitutes Good ICTD Research?

I have an article coming out in the fall issue of ITID (Information Technology and International Development) Vol. 5, Issue 3 that I co-authored with Kentaro Toyama at Microsoft Research India.  It is titled ‘What Constitutes Good ICTD Research?’ and represents … Continue reading

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The Fieldsite as a Network

An article of mine just came out in the journal Field Methods.  It deals with the logistical and epistemological challenges inherent in research that attempts to study phenomena that unfold on vast and unbounded spatial terrain.  This includes work concerned with diasporic … Continue reading

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forthcoming

My journal article titled “User Agency in the Middle Range: Rumors and the Reinvention of the Internet in Accra, Ghana” is now officially forthcoming in the journal Science Technology, & Human Values.  A draft version is also available here.

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Mobile Phones and African Studies

Now Available: Mobile Phones: The New Talking Drums of Everyday Africa Edited by Mirjam de Bruijn, Francis Nyamnjoh and Inge Brinkman. Langaa Publishers / ASC, 2009. Available on amazon.com and ABC Books. ‘We cannot imagine life now without a mobile … Continue reading

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