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dc.contributor.authorSkuse, A.-
dc.contributor.authorCousins, T.-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Asian and African Studies, 2007; 42(2):185-207-
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2007 SAGE Publications-
dc.description.abstractThis 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.statementofresponsibilityAndrew Skuse; Thomas Cousins-
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd-
dc.subjectSouth Africa-
dc.titleManaging distance: Rural poverty and the promise of communication in post-apartheid South Africa-
dc.typeJournal article-
dc.identifier.orcidSkuse, A. [0000-0001-6437-0092]-
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