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Cruising through uncertainty: cell phones and the politics of display and disguise in Inhambane, Mozambique

Abstract:

Cell phones play a conspicuous role in the way young people in Inhambane, Mozambique, juggle visibility and invisibility in their everyday lives. By opening up new social spaces within which individuals can engage in various pursuits with some degree of discretion, cell phone communication helps redress socioeconomic inequalities while preserving an unpleasant public secret about the workings of Mozambique’s postwar economy: that young women are encouraged to exchange sexual favors for mat...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/amet.12007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
African Studies
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Author

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Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada More from this funder
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Funding agency for:
Archambault, J
Grant:
ES/J006831/1
Overseas Research Student Award More from this funder
University of London More from this funder
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
American Ethnologist Journal website
Volume:
40
Issue:
1
Pages:
88-101
Publication date:
2013-02-01
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EISSN:
1548-1425
ISSN:
0094-0496
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2014-04-25

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