Networks Of Knowledge Production In Sudan: Identities, Mobilities, And Technologies by Sondra HaleNetworks Of Knowledge Production In Sudan: Identities, Mobilities, And Technologies by Sondra Hale

Networks Of Knowledge Production In Sudan: Identities, Mobilities, And Technologies

EditorSondra Hale, Gada KadodaContribution byRogaia Mustafa Abusharaf

Hardcover | September 14, 2016

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This is the first book of its kind on Sudan, and arguably one of the first in North Africa. We are part of an emerging, more cosmopolitan approach that calls for a reassessment of ideas about not only the concept of identities, but also about migration and technology, especially social media. Our essayists engage in redefinitions, the broadening of our key variables, the linking and intersecting of concepts, and the investigations of methods and ethics, and opt for an approach that is, at once, culturally specific to Sudan (one of the most fluid social landscapes in the world) and transnational. Our essays address the narrowness of studies of migration and note the almost total neglect in the broader Sudan literature of the rise of technology-mobile telephony and social media, in particular. Furthermore, our essayists address the near neglect in the Sudan literature of certain categories of people, such as youth, or certain diverse spaces, such as neighborhoods or gold mines. We have also been attempting to move away from the nearly stereotypic descriptions of Sudan to deal with topics that align Sudan with transnational issues and themes, knowledge production among them. This multidisciplinary collection of essays is the first comprehensive work to grapple explicitly with the question of knowledge production in such a diverse social landscape. We discuss the impact of current trends in information technology and contemporary forms of identity and mobility on knowledge production. These issues are pertinent for different sectors such as academia, government or business, and, as we demonstrate, reveal a myriad of possibilities for studying diverse population groups like youth, women, diaspora, or specific political contexts such as conflict or oppression.
Sondra Hale is research professor and professor emerita of anthropology and gender studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Gada Kadoda is lecturer of computer science at the University of Khartoum.
Title:Networks Of Knowledge Production In Sudan: Identities, Mobilities, And TechnologiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:318 pages, 9.44 × 6.23 × 0.93 inPublished:September 14, 2016Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1498532128

ISBN - 13:9781498532129


Table of Contents

Foreword, Nancy GallagherPart I. Introductory SectionIntroduction: Identities Evolving, Mobilities Expanding, and Technologies Intervening-Things Come Together, Sondra Hale and Gada KadodaChapter 1. Mobilities and Identities: The Fluid Social Landscape of Sudan, Sondra HaleChapter 2. The Consequences of Technological Innovation for Mobility and Identity, Gada KadodaPart II. Perceptions and ValuesChapter 3. Ethical Challenges for Social Media and Social Marketing in Sudan, Ellen GruenbaumChapter 4. Circuits of Knowledge Production on Darfur, Rogaia Mustafa AbusharafChapter 5. Informatics of Domination in Peripheral Capitalist Societies of North Africa and Middle East: Exploring the Link between Politics and Social Media, Atta El-BattahaniChapter 6. Towards a Holistic Perception of Health: The Interrelationships with Identity and Mobility, Asma Elsony, Sara Hassanain, and Pindai SitholeChapter 7. Eritrean Migratory Trajectories of Adolescence in Khartoum: (Im)mobility, Identities, and Social Media, Katarzyna GrabskaPart III. Expressions and SpacesChapter 8. Conflict and Displacement: Threatened Masculinity in Sudan, Asha K.A. ElkaribChapter 9. "Neighborhood is our Native Culture": Translocal Neighborhoods in Khartoum and Juba, Margret Otto and Ulrike SchultzChapter 10. Engendering Change: New Information Technologies and the Dynamics of Gender in Northern Sudan, Janice BoddyChapter 11. Navigating Musical Identities, Knowledge Production and "Authenticity" in the Diaspora: A Conversation with Alsarah, Anita Fábos and AlsarahPart IV. Borders and ResourcesChapter 12. Nuba Community Mobility in a Conflict Situation: Seeking Alternative Identities Chapter 13. Unpacking My Identity: The Myth of Being Privileged, Asma Mohamed Abdel HalimChapter 14. Conflicting Identities: Gender Migration and Reimaging Sudan, Amina Alrasheed NayelChapter 15. Technology, Infrastructure and the Making of Value in Gold Prospection, Sandra Calkins and Richard Rottenburg

Editorial Reviews

Networks of Knowledge Production in Sudan: Identities, Mobilities, and Technologies is a rare multidisciplinary volume on Sudan in which the editors brought together fifteen distinguished scholars of Sudan studies to interrogate knowledge production, mobility, and identity construction, and how these intersect with cyberspace technology. This is a timely and innovative work of great relevance for policy makers, scholars, and students of Sudan studies.