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Kreps, DGP, Bass, J, Nielsen, P., Kimaro, H. C.
The IFIP 15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Southern theories in ICT4D
2019
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Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaDar es Salaam, Tanzania
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.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.
http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/49955/http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/49955/
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Humanities in Context