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dc.contributor.advisorWade, Jean-Philippe.
dc.creatorSewchurran, Anusharani.
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T08:43:09Z
dc.date.available2016-07-13T08:43:09Z
dc.date.created2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/13156
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 2016.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe thesis is in part a political economy of telecommunications in South Africa, in part a discourse analysis of the field. While the thesis investigates issues around ownership, control and regulation of the big telecoms companies in South Africa, it also considers some facets that do not really fit comfortably into traditional political economy approaches. The dominant discourse within telecommunications is a neoliberal technological determinism, despite the developing context. However, there are lesser known narratives of consumption, commodification and control, which demand a cultural studies approach. Together these form alternate, ignored yet important facets emerging from the sector. The thesis foregrounds these alternate discourses as they relate to wider systems of control in the modern empire’s hegemony.en_US
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_US
dc.subjectMobile communication systems--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectInformation technology--Government policy--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectCell phone systems--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectTheses--Culture, communication and media studies.en_US
dc.titleA political economy of mobile telecommunications in South Africa.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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