African Renaissance and Discourse Ownership in the Information Age

ab 9,90 

Eric Van Grasdorff

The Internet as a Factor of Domination and Liberation

ISBN 978-3-8258-8247-0
Band-Nr. 116
Jahr 2005
Seiten 128
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Politikwissenschaft

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The information revolution is transforming the world, especially the
industrialised world. But what are its implications for the implementation
of an African renaissance? Based on a Foucaultian analytical framework
this book argues that the Internet has become a major Western instrument
of domination in Africa. By extending the reach of Western hegemonic
discourses, the Internet adds another dimension to Western discursive
power. However, by allowing for the active participation in the process of
naming the world, the Internet also affords unprecedented means of
transcending dependency.