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Wamala, Caroline VictoriaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4920-9182
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Zacarias, O. P. & Wamala, C. V. (Eds.). (2016). Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on M4D Mobile Communication Technology for Development: M4D 2016, General Tracks. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on M4D Mobile Communication Technology for Development. Karlstad: Karlstads universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on M4D Mobile Communication Technology for Development: M4D 2016, General Tracks
2016 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2016. p. 306
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2016:40
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Information Systems; Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-47516 (URN)978-91-7063-723-0 (ISBN)
Conference
5th International Conference on M4D Mobile Communication Technology for Development
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2019-06-10Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. & Larsson, C. W. (2015). Approaches to development in M4D studies: An overview of major approaches (1ed.). In: Admasu Shibiru, Biplab Loho Choudhury, Caroline Wamala Larsson, Euphrasia Susy Suhendra,Kiran Prasad, Osée Kamga, P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan, Rasika Dayarathna (Ed.), Promoting social change and democracy through information technology: (pp. 26-48). IGI Global
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Approaches to development in M4D studies: An overview of major approaches
2015 (English)In: Promoting social change and democracy through information technology / [ed] Admasu Shibiru, Biplab Loho Choudhury, Caroline Wamala Larsson, Euphrasia Susy Suhendra,Kiran Prasad, Osée Kamga, P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan, Rasika Dayarathna, IGI Global, 2015, 1, , p. 23p. 26-48Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

There is no doubt that the proliferation of mobile phones in developing regions has opened up a range of possibilities and new avenues for individuals, governments, development agencies and civil society organisations. But we also know that development is a disputed concept and conveys a range of different connotations. Therefore in this chapter we examine the areas, where mobile phones are discussed as vehicles for development (i.e. M4D), and how mobile communication is related to the idea(s) of development today. To examine this, we have reviewed M4D articles in three major conference series and open source journals during 2008-2012. Three dominant areas of M4D emerge out of our sample: livelihood, health and civic participation. We find that M4D is largely based on an economic understanding of development and biased towards techno-determinism. We conclude this chapter by suggesting a future path for studying the impact of mobile communication in developing regions, something what we label as a dialectical approach.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IGI Global, 2015. p. 23 Edition: 1
Keywords
proliferation, mobile phones, developing regions
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42368 (URN)10.4018/978-1-4666-8502-4.ch002 (DOI)2-s2.0-84957363237 (Scopus ID)9781466685031 (ISBN)9781466685024 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-06-07 Created: 2016-05-23 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Niang, I., Scharff, C. & Wamala, C. (Eds.). (2014). Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on M4D Mobile Communication for Development: M4D 2014, General Tracks. Paper presented at International Conference on Mobile Communications for Development - M4D 2014. Karlstads universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on M4D Mobile Communication for Development: M4D 2014, General Tracks
2014 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstads universitet, 2014. p. 318
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 26
Series
Mobile Communications for Development 4th Series in the M4D biennial Conference., ISSN 1403-8099 ; 4
Keywords
Mobile Communications for Development, M4D2014
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-31802 (URN)978-91-7063-557-1 (ISBN)
Conference
International Conference on Mobile Communications for Development - M4D 2014
Available from: 2014-03-31 Created: 2014-03-31 Last updated: 2018-11-06Bibliographically approved
Wamala, C. V. (2014). Theater, Gender, and Development: Merging Traditional and New Media to Address Communication Challenges in Uganda. Signs (Chicago, Ill.), 39(4), 866-874
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Theater, Gender, and Development: Merging Traditional and New Media to Address Communication Challenges in Uganda
2014 (English)In: Signs (Chicago, Ill.), ISSN 0097-9740, E-ISSN 1545-6943, Vol. 39, no 4, p. 866-874Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad Univ, Ctr Gender Studies, Karlstad, Sweden.: , 2014
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41525 (URN)000337334300005 ()
Available from: 2016-04-25 Created: 2016-04-11 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Wamala, C. (2013). I Have to Give an “I Can” Attitude: Gender Patterns in Beeping Practices. SAGE Open, 3(1), 1-11
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I Have to Give an “I Can” Attitude: Gender Patterns in Beeping Practices
2013 (English)In: SAGE Open, ISSN 2158-2440, E-ISSN 2158-2440, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Intentional missed calling, referred to as beeping through the mobile phone, is a popular communication practice among Africans. Targeting young mobile phone users in Uganda, this article builds on previous research on beeping, but focuses on gender as a point of analysis. Data informing this article are based on 76 qualitative interviews with university students and recent graduates who are currently employed, and the results indicate that beeping practices are embedded in sociocultural, normative, gender patterns. The data also show that beeping is a multilayered exercise that each individual at some social-relational level engages in: It is the relationship to the beep recipient that negotiates this practice. Mapping local, diverse expressions of masculinities and femininity at the intersection of beeping activities, the study offers some recommendations on how Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in general can be useful signals of understanding sociological order.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Open, 2013
Keywords
mobile phone, ICT, beeping, gender, Uganda
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-26688 (URN)10.1177/2158244013477101 (DOI)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 223994
Available from: 2013-03-18 Created: 2013-03-18 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. & Wamala, C. V. (2013). M4D: Mobile Communication for development. In: : . Paper presented at SANORD Symposium 2012, 6-7 June, Aarhus, Denmark; Panel: Tomorrow’s common research priorities for Nordic and Southern African universities. Aarhus
Open this publication in new window or tab >>M4D: Mobile Communication for development
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

 

The rise of mobile communication has been remarkable. This is especially the case in  developing countries. This trend serves as the background to the emerging academic field of Mobile Communication for Development (M4D) to which we devote this paper. While access is still an important obstacle, there is no doubt that the proliferation of mobile telephony in developing countries has opened up a range of possibilities and new avenues for individuals, governments, aid agencies and NGOs. However being an emerging academic field there is need for greater conceptual and methodological rigour in the conduct of research as well as theoretical and methodological development. This paper will give a background of the field, an overview of research being carried out and challenges ahead. The aim of presenting this paper is to explore the possibility of establishing M4D as a research priority for Southern African - Nordic cooperation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aarhus: , 2013
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-14652 (URN)
Conference
SANORD Symposium 2012, 6-7 June, Aarhus, Denmark; Panel: Tomorrow’s common research priorities for Nordic and Southern African universities
Available from: 2017-10-11 Created: 2012-09-05 Last updated: 2019-06-17Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. & Wamala, C. (2013). Towards a Critical Study of Mobile Communication for Development.. In: : . Paper presented at Mobile Telephony in the Developing World, Jyväskylä 24-25 May 2013. Jyväskylä
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards a Critical Study of Mobile Communication for Development.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jyväskylä: , 2013
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27448 (URN)
Conference
Mobile Telephony in the Developing World, Jyväskylä 24-25 May 2013
Available from: 2013-05-30 Created: 2013-05-30 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. & Wamala, C. (2012). M4D: Mobile Communication for Development. Paper presented at 3rd Sanord International Symposium 2012, Aarhus University, Denmark, 6-7 June 2012. Aarhus: Aarhus university
Open this publication in new window or tab >>M4D: Mobile Communication for Development
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The rise of mobile communication has been remarkable. This is especially the case in developing countries. This trend serves as the background to the emerging academic field of Mobile Communication for Development (M4D) to which we devote this paper. While access is still an important obstacle, there is no doubt that the proliferation of mobile telephony in developing countries has opened up a range of possibilities and new avenues for individuals, governments, aid agencies and NGOs. However being an emerging academic field there is need for greater conceptual and methodological rigour in the conduct of research as well as theoretical and methodological development. This paper will give a background of the field, an overview of research being carried out and challenges ahead. The aim of presenting this paper is to explore the possibility of establishing M4D as a research priority for Southern African - Nordic cooperation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aarhus: Aarhus university, 2012
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-14654 (URN)
Conference
3rd Sanord International Symposium 2012, Aarhus University, Denmark, 6-7 June 2012
Note

Only the abstract has been peer-reviewed. The attached fulltext of the presentation has not been published elsewhere.

Available from: 2012-10-31 Created: 2012-09-05 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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