Wednesday, 22 June 2011

A.M. Issa-Salwe | Oral Culture and Computer Mediated Communication






Editorial Reviews

Product Description

"This study of the many creative and often highly political ways in which Somalis use computer-mediated communications is the very first of its kind. Drawing on painstaking empirical research, deep knowledge of the Somali political, social, and cultural contexts, and informed and lucid analysis, Dr. Issa-Salwe has produced a text that will prove to be foundational in its field and an indispensable point of reference for future studies." Lidwien Kapteijns, Kendall/Hodder Professor of History, Wellesley College, Wellesley, USA "This study, which is the first of its kind, illustrates how mailing list technology and websites enable members of one Diaspora community kept in touch with a political situation at home that is exceptional. It also shows how the mailing list and website has brought a new dimension to traditional methods of feuding. Somali websites contain news, opinion pieces and other features in Somali and on some websites in Somali and English. Dr Issa-Salwe's work reveals how the Somali web activity reflect the troubled history and politics of their homeland and continue to interest, involve, bring together and divide Somalis worldwide." Anthony Olden, Senior Lecturer of Information Management, Information Management Centre, Thames Valley University, United Kingdom

About the Author

Dr. Abdisalam M Issa-Salwe is an Associate Professor at the College of Computer Science and Engineering, Taibah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Previously, he was lecturer in Information Systems at Thames Valley University, UK. His research interests include information systems management, strategic role of Information Systems. His work includes Electronic Communication and an Oral Culture: the Web Dynamics of Social Web Environment Case Study, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbr├╝cken 2010.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (October 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3838346009
  • ISBN-13: 978-3838346007
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces

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