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Author Lamoureaux, Siri, 1976-

Title Message in a mobile = Risālah fī jawāl = Risaala fi jawaal : mixed-messages, tales of missing and mobile communities at the University of Khartoum / Siri Lamoureaux
Published Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group ; Leiden : African Studies Centre, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 185 pages) : illustrations
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction -- Mobile phones and network society -- Situating the study: Initial research question -- New media -- new communities -- Working with youth cultures: Community, identity and autonomy -- Re-directing my research -- Interdisciplinarity: Organizing my ideas -- 2. Memories of Mekwar: Historical identities and student diversity -- Pre-colonial history -- Center vs. periphery -- Ethno-linguistic peripheries and national identity -- Processes of migration: The making of the urban capital -- National Islamic Front (NIF) and the new Islamic state -- What does it mean to be Sudanese? -- 3. Discourse and identity: Texting in the Sudanese communicative ecology -- K̀eeping in touch': Sudanese communicative style -- Texting as a semi-oral medium -- Discursive identities -- Classical Arabic and Sudanese colloquial Arabic in texting -- Space for alternative identities -- 4. Nuba and urban identity: The discourse of resistance and the practice of integration -- Joseph's story -- "Nuba problem": Discourses of othering -- On becoming "Arab" -- Research question revisited -- Lessons in methodology: The Karko students -- Krongo picnic -- Paths of acculturation: contradiction of ideology and practice -- Flexible identities: Krongawi -- Nubaawi -- Sudaani -- 5. Text message poetry (shi'ar iliktrooni): The broader effects of personal practices -- Alessandro's story -- sending and receiving of poetic messages -- Poetry in the Sudanese context -- s̀ocial circulation' of SMS poetry and the ̀mediation' of ̀missing' -- Intertextual texting -- Recontextualization and the public imagination -- 6. Love in the time of mobility: Careful appropriations and courtship negotiations -- Leila's story -- Public vs. private in Sudan -- Women's space in the Hamad family's home -- Islamic fundamentalist Discourse on women --
Summary A detailed, meticulous ethnographic study on mobile phone use among Nuba students at the University of Khartoum in Sudan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Cell phones -- Social aspects -- Sudan -- Khartoum.
College students -- Social networks -- Sudan -- Khartoum.
Nubians -- Sudan -- Khartoum -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789956726196 (electronic bk.)
9789956726455 (electronic bk.)
9956726192 (electronic bk.)
9956726451 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Risālah fī jawāl
Risaala fi jawaal : mixed-messages, tales of missing and mobile communities at the University of Khartoum