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|dc.identifier.citation||Journal of Asian and African Studies, 2007; 42(2):185-207||-|
|dc.description||Copyright © 2007 SAGE Publications||-|
|dc.description.abstract||This article examines rural telecommunications access and use among poor village households in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Discussion is based upon a content analysis of 165 telephone calls, as well as a broader information and communication technology (ICT) ownership, access and use survey undertaken in 50 poor households within a number of rural villages in the Mount Frere district. These data are complimented and supported by qualitative data emerging from a longer-term UK Department for International Development-funded study of ICT use and social communication practices among the urban and rural poor in South Africa. The purpose of the article is to: (i) question existing notions of telecommunications access; (ii) assess the extent to which rural inequalities are exacerbated or ameliorated by telecommunications access; and (iii) examine the extent to which telecommunications are enlisted as a strategic tool by poor households for maintaining kin-based redistributive networks and enhancing livelihood sustainability.||-|
|dc.description.statementofresponsibility||Andrew Skuse; Thomas Cousins||-|
|dc.publisher||Sage Publications Ltd||-|
|dc.title||Managing distance: Rural poverty and the promise of communication in post-apartheid South Africa||-|
|dc.identifier.orcid||Skuse, A. [0000-0001-6437-0092]||-|
|Appears in Collections:||Anthropology & Development Studies publications|
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