Publications

Publications from Prof. Dr. de Bruijn and others in 2011
Abbink, J. & M.E. de Bruijn (eds.) (October 2011) Land, Law and Politics in Africa: Mediating Conflict and Reshaping the State, Leiden: Brill
 
Bruijn, M.E. de & I. Brinkman (2011) ‘”Communicating Africa”. Researching Mobile Kin Communities, Communication Technologies, and Social Transformation in Angola and Cameroon’ Autrepart (57/58)
 
Bruijn, M.E. de, Dijk, R. van, Cardoso, C & I. Butter (2011) ‘Introduction: Ideologies of Youth’, Special Issue, Africa Development XXXVI (3).

Bruijn, M.E. de & Osaghae, E. (October 2011) ‘Conflict Mobility and the Search for Peace in Africa’, in: J. Abbink & M.E. de Bruijn (eds.) Land, Law and Politics in Africa: Mediating Conflict and Reshaping the State, Leiden: Brill

Report:

Bruijn, M.E. de, Oostrum, K. van, Obono, O., Oumarou A. & D. Bureima (2011) ‘Mobilités nouvelles et insécurités dans les sociétés nomades Fulb’e (Peules): Etude de plusieurs pays en Afrique centrale de l’Ouest (Niger-Nigeria)’, (also English translation), Project Report.

Film:

Bruijn, M.E. de, Oostrum, K. van & S. Sijsma (2011) ‘Drift Away, Fulbe, New Mobilities and New Insecurities in Niger and Nigeria’ Support film for research projects: NOVIB/ASC/Eyeses

Bruijn, M.E. de & S. Sijsma (2011) ‘Connecting Dreams: Life stories, Crossing Borders and New ICT’, documentary: ASC/Eyeses

Kfaang and its technologies: Towards a social history of mobility in Kom, Cameroon, 1928-1998

Walter Gam Nkwi

 

 
 

The New Talking Drums © ASC 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited Volumes

Mirjam de Bruijn, Francis Nyamnjoh & Inge Brinkman (eds.) (2009) Mobile Phones: The New Talking Drums of Everyday Africa, Bamenda/Leiden: Langaa Publishers/African Studies Centre.

For reviews:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15405702.2011.562106
Paddy Scannell (2011): Less Walk More Talk: How Celtel and the Mobile Phone Changed Africa, by Russell Southwood SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa, edited by Sokari Ekina Mobile Phones: The New Talking Drums of Everyday Africa, edited by Mirjam de Bruijn, Francis Nyamnjoh and Inge Brinkman, Popular Communication, 9:2, 159-163.

Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol & Adela Ros Híjar (eds.) (2009), Communication Technologies in Latin America and Africa: A multidisciplinary perspective, Barcelona: IN3. (Contributions by team members)

Book chapters

Inge Brinkman, ‘Changing concerns, changing messages: UPA pamphlets and politics in Northern Angola, 1960-62’, in Joseph Miller, David Birmingham and Philip Havik (eds.), edition in honour of Jill Dias, Portuguese Studies Review (fc 2011).

Inge Brinkman, Siri Lamoureaux, Daniela Merolla and Mirjam de Bruijn (2010) ‘Local stories, global discussions: websites, politics and identity in African contexts’. In: Herman Wasserman (ed), Popular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa, Routledge 2010.  

Mirjam de Bruijn (2009) ‘Chapter 6: Africa connects: Mobile communication and social change in the margins of African society. The example of the Bamenda Grassfields, Cameroon’. In Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol & Adela Ros Híjar (eds.) Communication Technologies in Latin America and Africa: A multidisciplinary perspective, Barcelona: IN3.

Inge Brinkman and Silvia Alessi (2009) ‘Chapter 7: From “lands at the end of the earth” to “lands of progress”? Communication and mobility in South Eastern Angola’. In Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol & Adela Ros Híjar (eds.) Communication Technologies in Latin America and Africa: A multidisciplinary perspective, Barcelona: IN3.

Siri Lamoureaux (2009) ‘Chapter 8: Imagined connectivity, poetic text-messaging and appropriation in Sudan’. In Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol & Adela Ros Híjar (eds.) Communication Technologies in Latin America and Africa: A multidisciplinary perspective, Barcelona: IN3.

Reports

Mirjam de Bruijn, Inge Brinkman, Hisham Bilal and Peter Taban Wani (2008) ‘The Nile Connection. Effects and Meaning of the Mobile Phone in a (Post)War Economy in Karima, Khartoum and Juba, Sudan.’

Journals

Brinkman, Inge and Mirjam de Bruijn, ‘Communicating Africa. Researching Mobile communities, communication technologies and social transformation in Angola and Cameroon’, 57/58 Autrepart (2011) http://www.pressesdesciencespo.fr/fr/livre/?GCOI=27246100940270&language=FR&utm_source=72&utm_medium
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Bruijn, M., F. Nyamnjoh & T. Angwafo (2010), Mobile Interconnections: Reinterpreting Distance and Relating in the Cameroonian Grassfields, Journal of African Media Studies 2(3), pp. 267-285.

Bruijn, M. de & N. Djindil (2009), The Silent victims of humanitarian crisis and livelihood security, A case study among migrants in two Chadian towns, JAMBA, Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 2(3): Neglected Disasters, pp. 253-272.

Nyamnjoh, F. (2011) ‘Cameroonian bushfalling: Negotiation of identity and belonging in fiction and ethnography’, American Ethnologist 38(4)

Working Papers

Khalil Alio (2008) Conflict, mobility and language: the case of migrant Hadjaraye of Guéra to neighboring regions of Chari-Baguirmi and Salamat (Chad). Leiden: African Studies Centre, ASC working paper 82. Full text (pdf)

Fatima Diallo (2009) Espace public et technologies numériques en Afrique: emergence, dynamique et gouvernance du cyberspace sénégalais. Leiden: African Studies Centre, ASC working paper 86. Full text (pdf)

Theses

In our programme we actively seek to engage MA students to finish their Master thesis on a theme related to issues of mobility, communication technologies and social relations.

Henrietta Nyamnjoh, PhD candidate on the Cameroon case in our programme, wrote her MA thesis on Senegalese fisher migrants.  The thesis, ‘We Get Nothing from Fishing. Fishing for Boat Opportunities Amongst Senegalese Fisher Migrants‘, was published with Langaa/ASC.

Silvia Alessi, an MA student from the University of Florence, carried out research on war and mobility in Angola. Her thesis (in Italian), entitled ‘I percorsi della fuga e le dinamiche del ritorno: rifugiati e IDPs nel contesto angolano’ (Flight Patters and Return Dynamics: Refugees and IDPs in the Angolan Context). In it she stresses that any intervention should take the cultural and historical heritage of Angola’s people into account.

Hanneke Post, a PhD student at Wageningen University wrote her MA thesis on ICTs in Mali. Her thesis is entitles, ‘The appropriation of ICT in a network of rural collectivities‘.

Seydou Magassa, an MA student from the University of Bamako, carried out research on social mobility and the telephone in Bamako. His thesis (in French) is entitled, ‘Mobilité sociale et marché de la téléphonie mobile dans le district de Bamako‘.

Youssouf Ag Rissa, an MA student fromt the University of Bamako, carried out research on mobility and the mobile phone amongst the Tamashaq of Mali. His thesis (in French) is entitled, ‘Mobilité et téléphone portable en milieu Tamashaq du Mali : usages et appropriations chez les Kel Adagh‘.

Boukary Sangare, an MA student fromt the University of Bamako, carried out research on mobility and the mobile phone in Douentza, Mali. His thesis (in French) is entitled, Peuls et Mobilité dans le cercle de Douentza : l’espace social et la téléphonie mobile en question

Barbara Gwanmesia, an MA student from the ASC/University of Leiden, carried out research on the interrelationship between mobile telephony and daily life in Anglophone Cameroon. Her theis is entitled, Managing uncertainty through mobile telephony in an African town: Tracing the social implications of the mobile phone in Buea. She now plans to investigate the way people in Anglophone Cameroon are negotiating insecurities and their perceptions of  marginalization.

Nixon Takor Kahjum, an MA student from the ASC/University of Leiden, wrote his MA thesis on ‘Bush trade’. His thesis is entitled; ‘Trading in a traffic island’: The Cameroon-Nigeria ‘Bushtrade’.  

Jonna Both, a former MA student from the ASC/University of Leiden, carried out research in Chad. Her thesis is entitled; ‘Navigating the urban landscapes of uncertainty and human anchorage: girl migrants in N’Djamena’.

Siri Lamoureaux wrote the MA thesis (ASC/Leiden University) ‘Message in a mobile:  Mixed-messages, tales of missing, and mobile communities at the University of Khartoum’.

Inaugural Lecture

On 5 September 2008 Mirjam de Bruijn pronounced her inaugural lecture:

– ‘The Telephone Has Grown Legs’: Mobile Communication and Social Change in the Margins of African Society: Lecture De Bruijn Eng

– In Dutch: ‘De telefoon heeft benen gekregen’: Mobiele communicatie en sociale veranderingen in de marges van Afrika:  Lecture DeBruijn Ned

With this inaugral lecture, Mirjam officially started her tasks as Professor of Contemporary History and Anthropology of West and Central Africa at the Faculty of Arts at Leiden University.

Published by others

Aly Tandian (2010) Las technologias de la information y la comunicacion,  Relaciones Internacionales 14

Jasper Grosskurth (2010) Futures of Technology in Africa, STT, The Hague.

Information Economy Report 2010- ICTs, Enterprises and Poverty Alleviation, United Nations, New York/Geneva 2010.

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