Southern theories in ICT4D

Kreps, DGP ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5776-2888 and Bass, J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0570-7086 2019, Southern theories in ICT4D , in: The IFIP 15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, 1 - 3 May 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper suggests that the dominance of northern research paradigms in ICT4D may be viewed as a continuation of colonial sway over the endeavors of the global South. The notion of Southern Theory - as introduced in the work of Raewyn Connell, the Comaroffs, and others - may be a route by which re-searchers in the global South can reclaim the intellectual territory of ICT4D, with indigenous and regional research paradigms and theories rather than those simply absorbed from the global North.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Publisher: Springer
Depositing User: Dr Julian M. Bass
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2019 11:35
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 08:42
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/49955

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