Southern Theories in ICT4D
In May 2019, with Salford colleague Dr. Julian Bass, David presented a paper at the IFIP 15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, 1 – 3 May 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, entitled Southern Theories in ICT4D. The proceedings of the conference are available as a book from Springer.
Abstract: This paper suggests that the dominance of northern research paradigms in ICT4D may be viewed as a continuation of colonial sway over the endeavors of the global South. The notion of Southern Theory – as introduced in the work of Raewyn Connell, the Comaroffs, and others – may be a route by which researchers in the global South can reclaim the intellectual territory of ICT4D, with indigenous and regional research paradigms and theories rather than those simply absorbed from the global North.
Kreps, D., & Bass, J., (2019) ‘Southern Theories in ICT4D’, in Nielsen, Petter, Kimaro, Honest Christopher (Eds.) (2019) Information and Communication Technologies for Development. Strengthening Southern-Driven Cooperation as a Catalyst for ICT4D 15th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 1–3, 2019, Proceedings. ISBN 978-3-030-18400-1